Autism Bucks Adult Social Group Meetings, where you can meet others with Autism or Asperger’s in a safe environment and:
~Just sit and listen.
~Make suggestions as to what you want from the group.
~Engage in activities, if you wish to.
There are now two adult social groups, one in Aylesbury and one in High Wycombe with dates set during the year:
Aylesbury Quakers Meeting House, 9 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, HP20 2RT
6:30pm to 9pm
Wednesday 28th June 2017
Wednesday 26th July 2017
Wednesday 23rd Aug 2017
Wednesday 27th Sept 2017
Wednesday 25th Oct 2017
Wednesday 22nd Nov 2017
High Wycombe Day
High Wycombe Quakers Meeting House, 25 London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ
11am to 1pm
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Wednesday 12th July 2017
Wednesday 9th Aug 2017
Wednesday 13th Sept 2017
Wednesday 11th Oct 2017
Wednesday 8th Nov 2017
Wednesday 13th Dec 2017
Please contact Paulette Hunn (Autism Support Worker for Bucks), via our contacts page to find out more about these groups. Or, telephone
Paulette Hunn directly on: Mobile: 07917642227.
You may be more than happy with your own company, or, you may want to engage with others but find barriers are preventing you from doing so. You may want to build upon your social skills, as many social rules and cues are unwritten. Social situations can be stressful and cause understandable anxiety.
TalkBack in Buckinghamshire: aims to support and develop self advocacy and participation in groups across Bucks. These groups also look to empower people who often have not been listened to. TalkBack hope to raise issues and concerns. Information about The Health Passport for Bucks, (for residents in the county 18 years and over).
Click here to access a social skills guide, that you may find useful.
Learning disability liaison nurses are located at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and are available there to help your hospital experience. These specialist nurses aim to support inpatient and outpatient admissions and appointments. Contact: Karen Howsam Tel: 0787 6231051 or, Nichola Edmonds Tel: 0781 8646262
To help you plan a visit, access our virtual tour of healthcare locations to find images and mapping of Stoke Mandeville Hospital.
Access a listing of Buckinghamshire support agencies, here.
Autism alert card:
An autism alert card can be carried by a person who has autism and used in situations where communication may be difficult. In Buckinghamshire we are encouraging people to use the National Autistic Society Autism alert card. For more details go to the following link. Please Contact The NAS Head Office to order a card and card holder: Click here for NAS Contact Page
Training and publications:
Two adults with autism, residing in Buckinghamshire, aware of their personal profiles and the challenges they have faced through out their lives, are keen to promote the understanding of appreciation of Autism. Namely, Richard Maguire and Paul Isaacs. Both Richard and Paul are published authors, public speakers and trainers with a wealth of knowledge and understanding to impart to their peers, professionals and educationalists.
Newly diagnosed http://www.autism.org.uk/about/diagnosis/adults.aspx?gclid=CJz_4uXRic8CFeEp0wodhZUDAw
Skills for Care have produced a booklet that will help you think about employing a personal assistant
The guide explains what people with autism and their families think is important to consider when
employing a personal assistant (PA).
Throughout the guide you will find links to other resources where you can find more information. These
may not all be autism specific.
To accompany this guide we have produced resources two additional guides called ‘how to be a great personal
assistant for someone with autism’ and ‘how to do a great assessment for someone who has autism’, as well as
two videos called ‘important things to remember as a personal assistant for someone with autism’ and
‘important things to remember when doing any type of assessment with someone with autism’.
Skills for Care and Skills for Health were asked by the Department of Health to work with people who
have autism and their families to co-produce a guide for people who carry out assessments – for
example; social workers, community care assessors, speech and language therapists, occupational
therapists and others, including those who assess people for benefit claims.
The guide is intended for people who already know how to carry out professional assessments but want to
know more about autism so they can make reasonable adjustments to their practice to ensure a client or
patient with autism gets the best intervention possible.
Click the links below to go to the respective pages.