Other Events

SAPAG meeting on Universal Credit

The next SAPAG meeting will be held on 21st November 7pm – 8.30pm
in Room 12.2.20 – Sheffield Hallam University Charles Street Building, Floor 2 room 20, diagonally opposite The Red Lion on Charles Street. Use the Charles Street entrance.

We will explore what Universal Credit means for the members of our Autistic Community and share experiences of applying for this benefit.
We are also very pleased that Linda Mason from DWP JobCentrePlus is attending to contribute and answer queries.

There is parking in Science Park B car park on Arundel Street (access from Arundel Lane) and on meters on nearby streets for £1 in the evening.

“Question Time on Autism” Event

A “Question Time on Autism” event will be held at the Quaker Meeting House on Wednesday 28th November, beginning at 6.30 for a 7pm start. There will be a panel of five –  three people who are autistic and two who are professionals in the field. There will be an introduction by Dr Luke Beardon who lectures in autism at Sheffield Hallam University.

We will start at 6.30 with coffee etc for £1 At 7 pm there will be an introduction followed by questions to the panel and discussion.  Conclusion at 9 pm. See the event flyer here: Question time autism

ShARL Seminar 16th January

Sheffield Autism Research Lab is excited to announce the next talk in our Distinguished Speakers in Autism Series.

Michael Barton will be giving a talk entitled:
“Autism – Straight from the Horse’s Mouth”

The talk will take place 12.00 pm – 1.00 pm (followed by Q&A 1.00pm – 1.30pm) on Wednesday 16th January 2019, in St George’s Church lecture theatre at the University of Sheffield.

Michael Barton is the author and illustrator of two books, “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs” and “A Different Kettle of Fish”, both published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. He works as a Market Analyst in central London and is a patron of CASPA, a charity based in South East London that runs youth clubs for young people on the autistic spectrum.

Michael is an experienced speaker on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome having been featured around the media from Channel 4 and the BBC to the New Scientist magazine. He has spoken alongside world-renowned speakers and has been on the main stage at the Autism Show, the largest autism specific event in Europe, numerous times. He focuses on the positive aspects of being autistic and in his spare time he’s an accomplished musician, a black belt in judo and enjoys rock climbing.

The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism Prize Competition and Exhibition for 2018/19

will take place at Bruce Castle Museum and Gallery, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU, from Wednesday 14th November 2018 until Thursday 28th February 2019.

The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism has been providing an art service for adults with asc since 1991 and since 1994 there have been 45 one person and mixed exhibitions in London and elsewhere; we have provided a painting and drawing prize competition since 2009.
For more information see here



Fitness fanatics group for adults with a learning disability and/or autism:

Our sessions are still running on Thursdays after 8 very successful years . Carers are welcome to join in for free too. The sessions are a combination of healthy eating and fitness facts combined with a sporting activity and health snack all for £6.00.

We will be running a number of sports activities including circuit training, chair aerobics, dance, ball games, boccia, rounders, cheerleading, hockey, athletics and many more.

Session information
Day : Thursdays 6.30-8.00 (except when Under the Stars is on)
Cost : £6 per session
Location : Sheffield Mencap and Gateway, Park grange road, Sheffield S2 3QF.
Contact : Kirsty / Nat to book or for more information 0114 2767757/01142758879

kirstyworstenholm@sheffieldmencap.org.uk or natalieshaw@sheffieldmencap.org.uk


A fun and friendly sports and activity group for people with disabilities (particularly suitable for developmental needs; e.g. Learning Disabilities, Autism)
Time and day: Friday mornings 10.30-12.30
Price: £3.00 (carers free)
Age range: Adults
Venue: Concord sports centre, Shiregreen Lane, Sheffield S5 6AE

For further information download the Leisure Time poster 2018 and /or feel free to get in touch
Email: grace.maria47@gmail.com
Telephone: (07534) 103605
Alternatively you can contact the management: Charlotte.Rogerson@siv.org.uk