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


Saturday Walking Group, 21st November

Please be aware that due to the recent weather conditions the decision will be made tomorrow morning if the walk will be going ahead as planned.

Edinburgh Castle Ticket Giveaway

Edinburgh Castle have a ticket giveaway event. To register for free tickets click on this link Click Here

Snooker Competition Details

Date: Saturday 12th December, Time: 11am till 5pm, Venue: The Ballroom, 25 Jocks Lodge, Meadowbank, Edinburgh, Entry: £5.50

Travel arrangements: Meet at Hill Street at 10.15am to travel down to the Ball Room by bus, or alternatively meet us at the Ball Room at 10.45am.

This is a one frame knockout tournament up to and including the semi-final. The final as always is a “best of three frames” match. The first matches will be played at 11.15pm prompt. Should you be knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round you will automatically be entered into a B tournament, thus ensuring everyone at least 2 games of snooker.

Please get in touch with Stew if you would like to take part.

2016 Calendars

The Number 6 2016 RaNaissance calendars are now available to purchase! The 2016 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.

The calendars are priced at £4.50 each and we have a limited supply, so don’t delay, contact a member of staff at Hill Street and reserve your copy today!!

Research Projects

There is a new research project available. Click on the Research tab on the left of this page to find out more about the project.

Hermitage Fundraising Event, Thursday 19th November

Pop along to the Hermitage on the 19th November at 1pm to help raise funds and support improvements to the Hermitage facilities and Crazy Golf course. f you would like more information Click Here

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

Photography Group Agenda 2015

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Monday Girls' Group Calendar

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Wednesday Girls' Group Calendar

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November Calendar Click Here

November Newsletter Click Here