Groups for adults with autism or Aspergers

Adult Asperger Group

for adults on the autism spectrum and Asperger syndrome in Sheffield

The Sheffield Adult Asperger Group meets on the last Thursday of each month (except December). The group is open to any person on the spectrum who is interested in learning more about and sharing their experiences of Asperger syndrome. Some of our members do not have a formal diagnosis of Asperger syndrome but identify with the condition.

We have discussions, speakers and presentations throughout the year and there is always an opportunity for informal chat and questions. For example we have had speakers from the Sheffield Hallam University’s Autism Centre, the National Autistic Society, Autism Plus and the Asperger Rights Movement.
We also have a small library of books that may be borrowed.
Everyone is welcome and there is no charge for the meeting. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

The meetings are held between 7pm and 9pm at:
Room 12.02.10
Arundel/Charles Street Building
Sheffield Hallam University
Charles Street
Sheffield S1 2NE

Dates for the next meetings: 29 June; 27 July

You may have heard about an event run by the National Autistic Society called the Autism Show. This will be held in Manchester on 30 June and 1 July. The event covers all things autism and there are a range of lectures; seminars and presentations throughout each day including many from adults on the autism spectrum who will be talking about their experiences. Full details of the event are at: http://manchester.autismshow.co.uk/

If you wish to come along to the Show then we will be organising tickets for members. We will meet to take the train at Sheffield Station on Friday 30 June and travel together. I’ll send further details after I know if there is much interest in making the trip to the Show in Manchester.

As promised, our speaker from Thursday 30th March  Luke Beardon has forwarded his slides from his brilliant and thought provoking presentation at the Group, which  you can access here as a Microsoft Powerpoint document or here in PDF form.

Luke has kindly offered to answer any further questions that we did not have time to discuss on the night by either contacting him directly at L.Beardon@shu.ac.uk or returning in the future to another meeting.

 

Please email liz-friend@sky.com for further information.

Art Group for adults with Aspergers

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Monday Club

A monthly social club for adults with Asperger Syndrome, Monday Club involves various fun activities such as quizzes, bowling or film nights.
The group aims to provide a friendly and supportive environment to encourage the members to socialise and take part in new and exciting activities.
Monday Club is run by student volunteers from Sheffield Hallam University and is free.
The group meets in the HUBs, Hallam University Union on a monthly basis from November until April. The meetings last from 6pm until 8.30pm.

Address: Monday Club Project Leader
Hallam Volunteering, Activities Pod, the HUBs
6 Paternoster Row
Sheffield
S1 2QQ
Contact Matthew at m.gabrielli@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 5005

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Snooker Club

The snooker group now meets on a Wednesday every two weeks from 7-9pm at the Riley’s Snooker club, Lescar Buildings, Lescar Lane, Sheffield. S11 8XQ. The cost is £5.

Can anyone wishing to join us please contact:  jackiewheeler56@hotmail.co.uk or Sylvia Johnson s.m.johnson@shu.ac.uk

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Under the Stars

Under the Stars is a nightclub for people with learning disabilities (including Asperger syndrome and autism) and their friends to meet people new and old, and dance the night away.
Under the Stars has been going successfully for over four years now and it is getting more and more popular.
See website for full details of all activities and tickets www.underthestars.org.uk

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Dance and creative workshops

Under the Stars and Musical Works have joined forces to offer workshops in dance, music and creative media skills.
To find out more please contact Ruth on 07942 230 249 ruth@underthestars.org.uk

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The A Team (SAPAG)

http://www.sheffield-aspergers.org.uk/the-a-team.html
This is a social group for adults and young people over the age of 18 who have Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning Autism.  The group organises a range of social activities during the year and has about 45 members.

For information about the A Team and about other meetings and support groups in Sheffield see Other Events and these sections of the Useful Links page:
Local volunteer organisations supporting adults with ASC
Local volunteer organisations supporting children and families with ASC