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What’s On

ADULT SOCIAL GROUP MEETINGS:

 

Where
Aylesbury Quakers Meeting House, 9 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, HP20 2RT

When

  • 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Come for just as long as you feel comfortable

For more details contact autismbucks@buckscc.gov.uk or call or text 07917642227

 

Throughout Buckinghamshire, service and facility providers are becoming more aware and understanding of the autistic condition. During 2015 local support groups have been working closely with the National Autistic Society to aim towards making Aylesbury town more ‘autism friendly’.  Aylesbury is the pilot town and it is hoped other key Bucks towns will follow suit in developing their understanding, appreciation and acceptance of autism.

Read more about the Autism Friendly Aylesbury scheme from ‘The Bucks Herald‘.

Autism Access Award
The Autism Access Award is a new standard for buildings and facilities.  It demonstrates that they are autism-friendly, and that there is a commitment to making sure people with autism can access them.  The award is given to facilities that have made adjustments so that people with autism, their families and carers, find it easier to visit and use them.  In Aylesbury, volunteers are working to get as many businesses and services to sign up to complete the award as possible, with the ambition of making Aylesbury the first Autism Friendly Town in the UK.  If you would like to find out more or sign up to complete the award, please contact Daniel Cadey, Autism Access Manager (National Autistic Society), at Autism.Access@nas.org.uk.

 As our Autism Bucks Virtual Tour develops, we plan to add more locations and venues to help prepare your use and enjoyment of leisure and entertainments facilities, in Buckinghamshire.

 

High Wycombe Day

Adult Social Group, where you can meet others with Autism in a safe environment:-

  • Just sit and listen
  • Play board games
  • Make suggestions on what you want from the group

Where
High Wycombe Quakers Meeting House, 25 London Road, High Wycombe, HP11 1BJ.

  • 11am to 1pm
  • Come for just as long as you feel comfortable

 

The following is also available:

 

Chiltern Music Therapy

 

Here is another link to an organisation that helps people with challenges, including people with Autism

 

Helpful links:

  • The Spectrum Connection – Gaming Group for Adults with Autism, (movie screenings, video & card board games – including quiet areas).
    Contact: SPECTRUMCONNECTGROUP@GMAIL.COM. This group meets at: Castlefield Community Library, High Wycombe, HP12 3LL.

spectrum connection

 

 

Whats on?

Halton Tennis Club

Inclusive support for people playing tennis, gym and fitness classes. see website for details

http://www.haltontennis.co.uk/.

Thomley Hall Cottage  Menmarsh Road Worminghall Bucks Thomley is a place for people of all

abilities and disabilities. Bringing disabled people, their families, carers and friends together with

experienced and nurturing staff that understand their needs.

Funded through Individualised budgets or direct payments.

16 and above

01844338380. http://thomleyactivitycentre.org/

Key Club Bucks

Creative Arts Club for people aged 16 – 30 with high functioning autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.

website is www.turtlekeyarts.org.uk

Thames Valley Adventure Playground-Taplow

For Adults OVER THE AGE OF 16. Every Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Use of equipment and

crafts. Woodwork sessions available on request. Contribution – £8 per user. Sensory Room available for

additional £5 per half hour.

Contact: 01628 628599. http://www.tvap.co.uk/index.php?page=home

Yoga

This therapeutic approach offers a step-by- step system of yoga poses designed to increase the mental and

motor skills. Breathing exercises and relaxation techniques help to improve concentration.

Lyn offers free consultation for people concerning this therapy.

Please telephone or email. Lynn Patton. Aylesbury Yoga Centre 161c Cambridge Street

Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1BB

07799 197317

Hello@aylesburyyogacentre.co.uk (for bookings and enquiries).

Cineworld Cinema Autism Friendly Screenings

http://www.dimensions-uk.org/support-services/autism-friendly-screenings/

CEA Card

About the CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association

(UKCA), formerly the Cinema Exhibitors' Association (CEA). The scheme was introduced in 2004 and is

one of the ways for participating cinemas to ensure they make reasonable adjustments for disabled guests

when they go to the cinema; in particular it ensures a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them.

https://www.ceacard.co.uk/index.aspx

Clearly Speaking

Clearly Speaking is an approachable, professional, caring support service for families and front-line professionals who

live in England, we operate right across the UK with families coming from far as Carlisle, Wales and Cornwall just to

attend our Centre for help and specialist support for free, with services and intervention for those families living with

special needs Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Aspergers Syndrome and all other associated difficulties like

D.A.M.P, ADHD, global development disorder, specific learning issues like Dyslexia as well as Tourette’s syndrome,

EDS, Fibromyalgia to name a few. Janet Nicks the project director can also offer additional specialist help such as

autism (ASD) diagnosis, Customised therapy and CBT along with Salt, disability benefit applications/appeals and

advice in accessing local agencies to support your further need where you might be struggling to contact.

We run many activity groups throughout the year, including weekends and after school. Our current activity groups to name a few include: Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, a gardening club (March to October), a girls support group

(8 to 18 years), a coping with relationships course (young people aged 12 to 21 years of age), counselling services,

youth clubs, volunteering opportunities, holiday activities and a special needs/disability Young People’s Forum,

board game cafe, Knit and Chat for parents and carers, Adult social groups for those over 18+ On the Autism

spectrum. All of these facilities and services can be applied for via our website.

Janet Nicks also personally does a variety of regular support services including: the National Arts Award, curriculum

based training and support sessions, work experience training, specialist support sessions and courses, support at

meetings with schools, agencies and when appropriate SEN tribunals, individualise support and resources for

children, young people and their families and a “One Stop Shop”.

Who to contact

Contact Name: Janet Nicks or Sonny Hawkins

Telephone: 01280 824871

E-mail: info@clearlyspeaking.org.uk

Website: www.clearlyspeaking.org.uk

Address: Clearly Speaking, London Rd, Buckingham, MK18 1AS

Venue Notes

Situated between Buckingham secondary School and Swan Pool Leisure Centre. Buses to and from Aylesbury, Milton

Keynes, Oxford and Bicester stop directly opposite the centre.

When is it on

Opening times vary according to bookings, organised sessions and clubs.

Cost Description

We charge a small amount per activity group to pay for art and craft materials or tuck shop. We encourage everyone

who uses diagnosis or tribunal services to donate towards costs of paper, ink, Janet's time, travel costs or volunteer

if you are financially struggling. We will not ever directly ask for money towards any services except for our activity

groups where discounts are available to those on benefit, retired or have more than one child attending.

Age Ranges

Junior Activities From Birth to 12 years

Senior Activities From 13 years to 16 years

Adult groups from 16 years and over

Referral

No Referral required

Referral Details

You can be referred by local services and your GP if you prefer. We encourage everyone however to self refer by

either completing our online form located on our website www.clearlyspeaking.org.uk or emailing us direct with

your enquiry to info@clearlyspeaking.org.uk

Social Media Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clearlyspeakingsupport?fref=ts

Twitter: https://mobile.twitter.com/ClearlyCoolClub

Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116375078385722469090

Soundabout

Soundabout offer community music sessions which run largely from thier premises in Worminghall.  The sessions are

specifically for people with learning difficulties including people with Autism.2 Elizabeth House, Wornal Park,

Menmarsh Road, Worminghall, HP18 9HP

Telephone: 01844 338898    http://www.soundabout.org.uk/adult-music- sessions/4554679814

Chiltern Music Therapy

Chiltern Music Therapy offers a variety of services for adults, young adults and children with autism. We see people

across the spectrum of the condition, including those who have recently been diagnosed, to those with Asperger

Syndrome and anyone with a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). Our approach is tailored to each

individual person or group, supporting them to make changes in any areas of life where they feel they have

difficulties. The main objective of our work in this area is to firstly assess and see whether Music Therapy could be of

benefit to the client and then look at how best we can transfer benefits and abilities we see in the Music Therapy

sessions, into everyday life.

For children, we focus on improving understanding of social situations and interactions as well as looking at

cognitive and learning skills and any emotional or behavioural issues.

For Post 16: Chiltern Music Therapy are also able to offer sessions as part of the transitions services within Post 16

Buckinghamshire SEN provisions. Please do get in touch with us to find out more about this service.

For adults, we focus on assisting with learning and life skills, including difficulties with communication or social

interaction to help clients take up employment, education or volunteering opportunities, as well as providing

psychological support at times of particular need.

Where: We can offer one to one or group sessions at home, in the community, in supported living or at

schools and colleges.

Just join in! Our Let’s Sing Group, takes place in High Wycombe at the Arts4Every1 Centre on a Wednesday evening,

between 6.00-7.00.

You can self-refer or be referred by a parent, carer, GP or other healthcare or education professional.

Simply call us on 01442 780541 or e-mail info@chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

www.chilternmusictherapy.co.uk

 

There are also social groups for people with Autism and you can find out more by clicking the following links:

Adult Social Group Aylesbury

Adult Social Group High Wycombe Day

 

Here is another link to an organisation that helps people with challenges, including people with Autism:

Connection: Autism Service

Connection: Autism

 

A book has recently been released called Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida and David Mitchell, link below

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fall-Down-Seven-Times-Eight/dp/1444799770

This book is the sequel to another book by Naoki Higashida and David Mitchell named The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism, link below:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Reason-Jump-voice-silence-autism/dp/1444776770