Groups for Autistic and Asperger Adults

Please first read the Coronavirus Update opposite, since all the activities described below are likely to be affected.

Adult Asperger Group

The Sheffield Adult Asperger Group will continue to meet online for the foreseeable future.  They will remain on the last Thursday of the month and start at 7pm. I will send an email reminder in advance of the meetings to the whole group and then send individual invites on the afternoon of the meeting to those who have responded saying they wish to attend  – Liz.

We are still not able to resume our face-to-face meetings at Sheffield Hallam University as the room is unavailable due to the Covid 19 restrictions. The university is moving to online teaching when possible. For now we will continue to meet online via Zoom on the last Thursday of the month.

New members are very welcome to join us after reading the attached Adult group guidelines. There’s not a particular topic but a chance for us to ‘check in’ for a chat and a catch up.

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

Workshops on Creativity, Well-being and Lived Autistic Experience

I am pleased to say we are able to offer these workshops starting later this month.  Please see the attached flyer: Publicity for July / August Workshops

The workshops are also an opportunity to share your autistic experience and listen to others, a process designed to support you in gaining more knowledge, insight and self-insight into being autistic. The sessions are a safe space in which you will be gently facilitated to expand into new awareness and experience. Helen Purdie, who is one of our members, facilitated the last set of workshops and due to demand we are able to announce some new dates for the sessions (7-9pm on Tuesdays):

  • July 20th
  • July 27th
  • Aug 03rd
  • Aug 10th

To book a place and for more information please contact the workshop facilitator Helen Purdie: helen.purdie@hotmail.co.uk

Best wishes
Liz

Sheffield Autistic Society Photography Group

Art Group for Autistic Adults

Monday Club

A monthly social club for Asperger adults, Monday Club involves various fun activities such as quizzes, snooker and craft activities.
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. See our website for more information  www.hallamstudentsunion.com/autism_socials/

Address: Monday Club
Hallam Volunteering, Activities Pod, The HUBs
6 Paternoster Row
Sheffield
S1 2QQ
Contact Elsie Harrison at Volunteering@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

Telephone contact details:
Landline: 0114 2331869
Mobile: 07834547484

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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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No Social Pressure Group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

For autistic/aspergian people . It’s for anyone who just wants some quiet time. We are situated in a quiet area of The Curzon Cinema. It is an opportunity to meet new people and talk if you want. There is no social pressure to conform. We meet between 2pm and 4:30pm on the first and third Saturday of each month in The Curzon Cinema lounge.

The A Team (SAPAG)

https://sheffield-aspergers.org.uk/a-team-social-group/
This is a social group for adults and young people over the age of 18 who are Asperger’s or high functioning Autistic.  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