ADULT SOCIAL GROUP MEETINGS:
Aylesbury Quakers Meeting House, 9 Rickfords Hill, Aylesbury, HP20 2RT
- 6:30pm to 9pm
- Come for just as long as you feel comfortable
For more details contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
- 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.
- Halton Tennis Club – Everyball Enabled Tennis
- Horses Helping People (therapeutic Horsemanship)
- Horsewyse (equine therapy)
- Aylesbury Yoga Centre
- Odeon Cinemas
- Cineworld High Wycombe
- The Ambassadors Theatre Group (where to book online tickets for Aylesbury Waterside Theatre)
- The Elgiva Theatre (Chesham)
- Wycombe Swan Theatre (High Wycombe)
- Dead Universe Comics Aylesbury (comics, gaming and back issue specialist)
- Rogue Bowling Aylesbury
- Bowling High Wycombe
- Rogue Go Kart racing Aylesbury
- Animal Antiks – Stoke Mandeville
Halton Tennis Club
Inclusive support for people playing tennis, gym and fitness classes. see website for details
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
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
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
Hello@aylesburyyogacentre.co.uk (for bookings and enquiries).
Cineworld Cinema Autism Friendly Screenings
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.
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
Address: Clearly Speaking, London Rd, Buckingham, MK18 1AS
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.
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.
Junior Activities From Birth to 12 years
Senior Activities From 13 years to 16 years
Adult groups from 16 years and over
No Referral required
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 email@example.com
Social Media Links
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,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
There are also social groups for people with Autism and you can find out more by clicking the following links:
Here is another link to an organisation that helps people with challenges, including people with Autism:
A book has recently been released called Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8 by Naoki Higashida and David Mitchell, link below
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: