- 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)
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
Sheffield S1 2NE
The next meeting of the Sheffield Adult Asperger Support Group on Thursday 27 February from 7pm to 9pm at the Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building, Charles Street, Sheffield 1.
The meeting will be in the Charles Street Building in Room 12.02.05 on the second floor and there is lift access. If you are not sure where to go then please check with the lovely lady on reception. Please read the attached group guidelines if you haven’t been to the group before and email me if there is anything you are not sure about.
7pm to 7.30pm – A chance for informal chat, ask questions, look at the books. We have recently added to the library!
7.30pm to 8.30pm – Group discussion/presentation about meltdowns and shutdowns.
8.30pm to 9 pm – Informal chat and the opportunity to catch up with people.
There is no charge for the meeting and tea, coffee and biscuits are available. We also have a small library of books which you are welcome to borrow. We try to be a friendly and inclusive group and you are very welcome to join us – new members too – just turn up on the night after reading the attached.
Dates for the next meetings:
Meeting about obtaining a Travel Pass when you do not receive PIP or DLA
It is for anyone who is autistic but doesn’t get DLA or PIP.
Mon 16 March 6.30pm University Arms Pub upstairs room. 197 Brook Hill S3 7HG. (near University Tram stop.) Session lasts 1hr and Isabel and her co-organiser will be around afterwards to answer questions.
Please email email@example.com for further information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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