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 August and 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.
We are a friendly and inclusive group and you are very welcome to join us – new members too – just turn up on the night.

Before coming along, please read the Group Agreement for the Sheffield Adult Asperger Group: Sheffield Autistic Society Group Agreement

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

Dates for future meetings: 

Thursdays 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, 20 December

Please see here  for a full list of our activities from September to December 2018

Monthly daytime social group for adults:  Wednesday 10 October – Come and socialise (if you wish) or just spend some time around others.  There won’t be any guest speakers or organised group discussions but just a few activities and books available.  We will run from 1pm until 3pm so you can bring your lunch if you wish.  Tea, coffee and biscuits provided!  The location is: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW.
Which room? –  Please ask at Reception when you arrive.

Further meetings will be on Wednesdays 14 November, 12 December.

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

Film Night: Thursday 15th November

Please do let me know by Thursday am if you are planning to come along so I will know to look out for you.
Liz

Lunchtime Sheffield Autistic Society meeting: Wednesday 17 October – Open to everyone including parents/carers, autistic people and others. Open 12.30 until 2.30pm   Location:  Concept House, 5 Young Street, Sheffield, S1 4LA which is opposite Wickes DIY at the back of the Moor.

Further meetings will be on 17 October and 21 November.

Art Group for adults with Aspergers

Go to Art Group for adults with Aspergers

Monday Club

A monthly social club for adults with Asperger Syndrome, 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 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