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);
Housing.


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

*** IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS! ***

SCI - FI GROUP, 22nd AUGUST, 2 - 5pm

That Number 6 runs a Sci-Fi Group. This is on the 4th Friday of the month. It is usually 3 - 5pm but depending on the activity it may be 2 - 5pm. The group is run by staff at Number 6.

This month Maff will be taking the group out to Dead Head Comics on Candlemaker Row. The group will spend some time here then walk up to Forbidden Planet on South Bridge. After this if the group want to there will be the option to go somewhere to chat about comics that have been bought and what the group would like to do next month.

With this being such a new group we are open to suggestions and ideas. Please email kim.maxwell@aiscotland.org.uk if you would like to pass on any information or ideas.

The next group is on Friday 22nd August from 2 - 5pm. The group will meet in the Art room before heading out. Hope to see you all there.


FEEDBACK ABOUT NUMBER 6

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.

SURVEY


Thank you in advance.


HAIRY HAGGIS RELAY, SUNDAY 25th MAY

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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PROJECT SEARCH INFORMATION

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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