Please first read the Coronavirus Update opposite, since all the activities described below are likely to be affected.
- Adult Asperger Group
- Sheffield Autistic Society Photography Group
- Art Group for autistic adults
- Monday Club
- Snooker Club
- Under the Stars
- Dance and creative workshops
- No social pressure group
- The A Team (SAPAG)
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.
Helen Purdie will be facilitating the online meetings. They are an opportunity to come together in a safe space to share experience, talk and listen, feel supported and offer support. Everyone will have an opportunity to speak and be heard. Helen will also guide breathwork and meditation exercises for relaxation and self-regulation and she will introduce topics for discussion around autistic life.
Please let Helen know if you wish to join the meeting at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will send out the link to the meeting on THURSDAY afternoon to ensure confidentiality.
If you want to join us please don’t feel that you have to participate. Also you can leave your screen turned off if you prefer and everyone can, of course, leave at any time. The meetings are totally confidential and please see the attached guidance for more information about joining the online meetings.
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
Contact Elsie Harrison at Volunteering@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 5005
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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.
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