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.


Latest News


Trip to Perth information, FRIDAY 25th JULY

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The much awaited July calendar is now online. You can find it on our facebook page or on here. If there are any activities you would like to take part in please let a staff member know because many of the activities have limited spaces.

More detailed information regarding travel arrangements and costs will be out at the start of next week.

Isle of May trip, Friday 4th July. click here for more information


We are looking for some feedback from those who use Number 6, their families and/or any relevant professionals so that we can look at how the service is currently used, what people have achieved through Number 6, and how we can improve on what we provide.

The link below will take you to a survey monkey site, and the survey shouldn’t take long to complete.


Thank you in advance.


The annual Hairy Haggis Relay is nearly upon us. On Sunday 25th May, 3 teams of 4 will be running 26.2 miles which is split in to 4 legs and each runner running one leg. The teams are doing this to raise money for Number 6. This fundraising event helps us to continue running our regular groups but it also helps us to run extra trips and events during July and August.

Please click on the link below if you would like to donate a little something. Thank you in advance!

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In relation to the information provided in the February newsletter about Project Search, please be aware that only people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are resident in the City of Edinburgh council region and have a diagnosis of being on the autistic spectrum are eligible. We hope this information clarifies eligibility criteria.


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July Calendar Click Here

July Newsletter Click Here

July Activity Information Click Here

August Calendar Click Here

For the daily summer acitvities, click on Summer Activties on the left of this page which will take you to our up to date summer activity information.