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.


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Saturday Drop In, Cinema Trip, 1st August

We have decided to see Inside Out this month. Please meet at Number 6 at 12.15pm, we will aim to leave Number 6 at 12.30pm. This will give the group the chance to have lunch before we leave.

We will walk to Fountainpark cinema for the 1.40pm showing. Tickets will cost approximately 9.60 and you will need extra money if you would like to buy any snacks or drinks.

We will aim to be back at Number 6 for 4pm but bear in mind drop in finishes at 4pm.

Do you know that Number 6 runs a Music Group twice a month?

Please read on if you would like to know more information about the group.

Music Group Monday 3rd August 2015 - Percussion / Vocals, Last month we jammed along on a 12 bar riff using E and A with guitars and keyboard with 4/4 time using percussion and electronic drums. Together we achieved a good melody and rhythm combo. This month we shall percussion and sing along to a selection of favourite tracks.

Music Group Monday 17th August 2015 - Making music/Guitar taster sessions, Last month we practiced a pop song using G and A minor chords. This was supported with a solid drum beat by one of the group which kept us all in time. After a few rehearsals we then did some recording, after which we reviewed our progress. This month we will continue working on the same chords while introducing some additional ones to expand the song.

New members are welcome in both groups, so feel free to come along and join in.

The August calendar is now available!

Remember that the trips with limited space fill up quickly so please let Kim know if you would like to put you name down. Scroll down to the bottom of this page or click on the summer activity tab on the left of this page to see the calendar.


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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.

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