Number 6 One-Stop Shop

Number 6 is a service for autistic adults who fit the following criteria: 16 and over, do not have a learning disability and live in the Lothians or the Scottish 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.

 

Drop In Times

Monday, 2—8pm

Tuesday, Quiet Drop In: 10am—5pm

Wednesday, 10am—8pm

Thursday, 2—8pm

Friday, 12—5pm (pool drop-in 3—5pm)

First, Third and Fourth Saturdays of the month, 10am—4pm

Outside of these times, use of the building is by arrangement only, and people should contact a member of staff to book the use of any facilities.

 

Latest News

Online Survey

Ashley Robertson, Sarah Cassidy and Jacqui Rodgers are conducting research aiming to prevent suicide in the autistic community.

 

They have launched an online consultation. This is to identify research and policies that would help prevent suicide for autistic people. The findings will be presented at a two day meeting.

 

If you are interested, you can access the survey here: https://tinyurl.com/y75k5p3q

 

The survey is anonymous. It includes (but not limited to), autistic people, family members of autistic people, clinicians, service providers, charities, policy makers, civil servants, and researchers.

 

This exercise is funded by the International Society for Autism Research <https://www.autism-insar.org/page/PolicyBrief>, in association with the James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership <http://www.jla.nihr.ac.uk/> (JLA), and Autistica <https://www.autistica.org.uk/>.

 

The event following the survey will be independently facilitated by senior JLA advisor Katherine Cowen.

 

 

Training Room

Unfortunately the Training Room is out of action until further notice. We will try to create a Quiet Room where we can and some groups may need to be cancelled.

 

Please speak to a staff member or check our Facebook, website or whiteboard each day for more information. We are really sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

 

New Research Projects
 

Two new research projects have been added to our research page. Please click on the research tab for more information.

 

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.