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


Halloween gathering at Number 6, 2 - 5pm, Friday 31st October

After many requests for a party we have decided to have an afternoon of Halloween fun at the drop in. There will be dooking for apples, face painting (can't promise a professional finish but we will try!) and we will have a competition for best costume. Hope to see you all at Number 6 for a spoooooooky afternoon!


Research is being undertaken into autism and anxiety. The link below is for a short survey, which asks questions about the impact of anxiety and what, if anything, has helped people with autism to manage their anxiety. If you are, or have been, affected by anxiety, and you want to take part, then click the link below. If you want to discuss this further before getting involved, then you can email or call Matthew Day - 0131 220 1075 or



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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