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.


Latest News

CINEMA TRIP, Saturday, 4th November. 


This weeks cinematic extravaganza—THOR: RAGNAROK


Meet at Number 6 for 12:15. Or at Cineworld for 12:50. 





The Scottish Government is seeking your views! 


The Scottish Strategy for Autism wants to know what you think of your autism support services. You have till the 29th November 2017 to tell them how happy you are with your services.


Cinema Trip, Saturday 2nd September

We will be going to see The Hitman's Bodyguard on Saturday. Please meet at Number 6 at 11.30am. We leave shortly after to walk over to Fountainpark for the 12.30pm. Tickets will cost £10.60 and you will need more for snacks. The film lasts 2 hours so we will aim to be back at Number 6 at 3.30pm.

Employment Opportunity within AI

Click here - Quality Assuarance Officer


Click here - Activities and Post Diagnostic Support Coordinator


Fundraising for Number 6

We are really please to announce that Adam is skydiving to raise money for Number 6. Click on the link below to read his story and to donate. All the best Adam!

Click Here


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

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.

Ra’s 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 don’t 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.


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