Coronavirus Update

NB For the latest on permissions, restrictions, support and other information about the impact of Covid 19, especially in relation to autistic people and their families, and including the new National Lockdown rules updated 26th April and Spring 2021 Roadmap  see this post. Updates are regularly being added when they are received.

Based on announcements from the Government we have, for the safety of everyone, had to make the decision to cancel our usual meetings and activities to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. The current advice is that everyone in the UK should now stay at home and avoid non-essential travel and contact with others.

The current situation continues to be very difficult, with the guidance showing that it is still not safe to hold face-to-face support group meetings. When the situation changes we will let you all know.

The Society is managing to run only a few online groups. Please check the What’s Going On section. We are a very small local charity with no paid staff, so please bear with us and check the website where we will put information as things change. These remain unprecedented times and please everyone take care and stay safe.
Best wishes
All at the Sheffield Autistic Society

The Sheffield Autistic Society is a local charity for autistic and asperger people and their families.

We provide support and information, and we campaign for a better world for autistic and asperger people in Sheffield- children, young persons and adults.

If you are the parent or carer of an autistic person, or if you have been diagnosed with autism / aspergers yourself, you are not alone. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK – that’s about 11 in every 1000. Sheffield has a population of about 577,000, so it is likely that there are at least 6,000 autistic people in Sheffield.

Welcome to our website

The aim of our website is to bring practical help to autistic and asperger people in Sheffield, and to their families and carers, through relevant and accessible information. We try regularly to update and add more information to the site – or to direct you to places where you can get more information. See our Useful Links and special pages on Education, Support Services, Housing,¬†Employment and more. On the left of this page you’ll see links to pages about the Sheffield Autistic Society’s own activities and news.

Please let us have your feedback about our site

Tell us what you like, what you dislike and what additional content or information you’d like to see.
You can do this by sending a message to Graham, our Secretary, using the message form on the Contacts page. Thank you.