Groups for Autistic and Asperger Adults

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 themselves with it.

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 the next meetings:
Thursday 28 November
Thursday 19 December – Xmas Social

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

Sheffield Autistic Society Photography Group

We now have confirmation of funding for further sessions of the Photography Group (which first met as a six session pilot up to June 2019) to continue from September 2019.

The existing Group will start again on 9 September and meet alternate Mondays. The tutor is a lovely recent photography graduate from Hallam called Chelsea Abbott. Chelsea has put together the programme and will be the main tutor for the group.

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

A new beginners group is also starting, with six sessions beginning 28th September. For more information see the group flyer here: Beginners Group flyer Sept 19

Any questions and for an application form please contact: liz-friend@sky.com

Art Group for Autistic Adults

Go to 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