For the past year we have been piloting a new Advice, Information and Advocacy service for all our members with funding we obtained from Awards for All.
This has meant that we have been able to have an office in town and run a weekly/fortnightly drop in for everyone who either wants advice and information about autism or just wants to pop in for a cuppa and a chat. To date we have had over 90 individual attendances at the sessions which has been fantastic. We have also been able to provide over 100 hours of one-to-one support and advice to our members and others. This has been helpful to many who otherwise would not have received any support. Thanks go especially to Liz who managed and ran this service for the Society. So it is with great sadness that we are having to wrap up the service as we have run out of funding and we haven’t been able to secure other sources of income to keep on running. We do hope however that we have demonstrated that there is a need out there and perhaps others will step in to replace us.
We will of course still be offering the weekly Art House Wellbeing Group sessions on Tuesday and the regular meetings we have on the third Wednesday at the Carers Centre and the Adult Asperger Group on the last Thursday of the month at Sheffield Hallam University. We are also planning some trips to the cinema again this year and have a few other ideas too! Please keep a close eye on our website for full details of all our activities and a very Happy 2019!!