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.

Number 6 provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues

Anyone interested in using the services at Number 6 should book an initial appointment to meet with Kim Maxwell, who will give you a brief induction to the resources available.


Latest News


Video Editing, Tuesday 18th April,

Unfortunately we have had to re-schedule the Video Editing Group from Tuesday 18th April to Tuesday 25th April, same time 1pm to 4pm in the Art Room.

Please accept out apologies for this change of date.

Autism Initiatives Services

Our national director Cathy Steedman is keen to hear your views on a variety of areas: the services we provide and what we should do that we don't do.

Cathy would also like to tell you about what is happening throughout Autism Initiatives.

If you would like to meet Cathy to talk above the above, as part of a discussion group, please join her at 11 Granton Square on either of the following:

27th March 11am or 2pm; 26th April 11 am or 2pm

If you would prefer to meet Cathy on a 1:1 basis, please let Kim at Number 6 know.

Unitedsk8s - Autism Friendly Roller Skating Event

Unitedsk8s are planning to host an autism friendly roller skating event in Edinburgh. They have had a few enquiries about an autism friendly event but would like to hear from more of you to guage interest in Edinburgh.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact James at

Marks and Spencer, Chesser

Marks and Spencer at Chesser have chosen Number 6 as their charity for the year. They have created a neighbourly fundraising page for people to donate. Click here

for more information and please share with your friends and family!

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.

Ras 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 dont delay, contact a member of staff at Hill Street and reserve your copy today!!

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.

New Study

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

Group Calendars

Art Group Calendar July to October 2016

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Monday Girls' Group Calendar

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Wednesday Girls' Group Calendar

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Gourmet Club Venues 2017

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Monthly Newsletter and Calendars

April Calendar Click Here

April Newsletter Click Here