Number 6 One-Stop Shop
Number 6 is a service for adults (16 and over) with High Functioning Autism (HFA) or Asperger Syndrome (AS) who live in the Lothians and the Borders. The service is provided by Autism Initiatives UK and was officially launched in June 2005, with the opening of the Number 6 One-Stop Shop.
There are now three distinctive strands within Number 6:
One-Stop Shop (providing free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues);
Outreach (funded packages of 1-1 support);
Anyone interested in using the services at Number 6 should book an appointment to meet with a member of staff, who will give you a brief induction to the resources available.
*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS! ***
We have decided to see Allied on Saturday. Please meet at Number 6 at 1.30pm. The group will leave at 1.40pm to walk along to Fountainpark Cinema to see the 2.30pm showing. Please be aware that the film lasts 2hrs so will finish nearer 5pm. The group will not be coming back to Number 6 afterwards.
Tickets will cost around £10.60 but you will need more if you would like to buy any snacks or drinks.
Hope to see some of you on Saturday.
New Service User Forum
Our next service user forum will be held on Friday, 2nd December, at 2:30pm. We no longer have a system of reps for the forum, so anyone who uses the service can attend. There will be some feedback from Matthew on how the forum will work in the future, some news on developments at Number 6 and a chance to ask questions and make suggestions. Hope to see you there.
2017 RaNaissance Calendars, Reserve your copy now!
The Number 6 2017 RaNaissance calendars are now available to purchase! The 2017 calendar, as well as all the artwork included in it, was designed and created by one of our service users.
Ra’s artwork is developed from the strict use of straight lines – a technique that he mastered in the foothills of the Himalayas. For the first time the 2017 calendars are in glorious colour. Priced at just £5.50, we have a limited run of 40 of these beautiful calendars so don’t delay, contact a member of staff at Hill Street and reserve your copy today!!
New Research Project
Please click on the Research tab on the left hand side of this page to be taken to a new research project.
One Stop Shop Survey for families or professionals
We are currently evaluating our one-stop shops and would like your help with this. If you are a family member of someone with an autism diagnosis or a professional working with autistic adults who have used Number 6. We would be grateful if you could complete this short questionnaire by 7th November 2016. Your responses will help with the development of the service and data will also be used in the pursuit of continuation funding.
With much thanks,Cathy Steedman, National Director
One Stop Shop Survey
We are currently evaluating our one-stop shops and would like your help with this. We would be grateful if you could complete this short questionnaire by 7th November 2016. Your responses will help with the development of the service and data will also be used in the pursuit of continuation funding.
With much thanks, Cathy Steedman, National Director
New book by Katherine Highland
The book launch has passed but you can still buy the book by local autistic author , Katherine Highland - Deferred Sunlight: Illuminating Ways Through the Darker Times. All funds go to the Highland One Stop Shop.
If you would like to read more about the book or to purchase a copy please click on this link to be taken to amazon.
Understanding and Working with Adults with Asperger Syndrome Course
This course is for NHS and local authority professionals from Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders regions who have a direct involvement with Adults with Asperger Syndrome, including Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers.
If you would like more information Click Here
Autism Network Scotland Survey
Autism Network Scotland are currently conducting a survey of autistic people, their families and carers to find out about their awareness and interactions with the Scottish Strategy for Autism and its accompanying website and newsletters.
Please follow this link to find out more information and complete the survey: Click Here
Art Group Calendar July to October 2016Click Here
Monday Girls' Group CalendarClick Here
Wednesday Girls' Group CalendarClick Here
November Calendar Click Here
November Newsletter Click Here
December Calendar Click Here
December Newsletter Click Here