Adult Social Groups!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and following advice from government, we have taken the decision with a heavy heart to suspend our face to face group meetings, until it is safe for us all to be together again. As an alternative we are using Zoom to provide shorter, online meetings instead and these are becoming quite popular. It is possible to join in with or without video.
Details of when our meetings are scheduled can be found on our facebook page, and you can get the link to join the meeting by emailing us. These meetings are provided free for our members.
In addition Neurodiverse Self Advocacy have set up an online forum group for us to use during this difficult time. Here is the link, but please be aware this is a public forum.
Autism Bucks Member’s Newsletter
In April we launched a newsletter containing useful information. It is written by our members, for our members. This has been sent to members by email and so far has been well received. Not got your copy? Check your Spam folder or email us to let us know.
Annual General Meeting
We are committed to delivering our Annual General Meeting and at the moment we are investigating how and when we can achieve this. More news to come!
Volunteer For Us !
Opportunity for volunteers at our two adult groups. Join us to welcome adults to the group and help with social interaction.
This is an opportunity to learn about Autism from the experts, the people living with the condition, An interest in Autism would be helpful, you need to be understanding and empathetic.
Please email us if you are interested!
Saturday Club for Teens
Aylesbury NAS (National Autistic Society) hold a Saturday club for teenagers. Contact for more details. Email: email@example.com
Local offer– tells you about what is happening locally for 0-25years olds. www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/localoffer Phone: 01296383065
Activities & Services
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. This is not autism specialised but the staff here are familiar with the difficulties people on the spectrum face daily.
Funded through Individualised budgets or direct payments.
16 and above
Phone: 01844338380. Website: http://www.thomleyactivitycentre.org
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. Phone: 01628 628599 Website: http://www.tvap.co.uk
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
Phone: 07799 197317
email: 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. https://www.ceacard.co.uk
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, Road, Worminghall, HP18 9HP
Telephone: 01844 338898 website: https://www.soundabout.org.uk/
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’s 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.
Bag Books are multi sensory books which off accessible stories for those who cannot benefit from mainstream books, the stories are told interactively, through actions and emotions rather than words and pictures.
Some library staff are trained to deliver multi-sensory stories to group in libraries to organise a group bag books session contact 0845 2303232 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jigsaw Drama Group
Theatre club for people with disabilities.
Every Tuesday at 10am to 12pm and at 1pm to 3.30pm during term time at Queens Park Arts Centre, Aylesbury.
If you are interested in joining either group or facilitating, please contact Vic Gerhardi on 01296 632491 for further information.
The Theatre Shed
The Community Theatre is a diverse group open to people of all abilities and backgrounds from ages 10 up to teens and beyond. It’s about having a wider range of ages working together and is particularly suited to young adults who may yet to have any experience within theatre. Workshops cover drama, movement and music and there are countless opportunities to create and perform at numerous Shed events throughout the year. The Community Theatre group meets at Chesham Youth Centre on Mondays from 18:45 to 20:00
Drama group for people with moderate learning disabilities in Burnham.
The core aim of Friendly Bombs is to provide local learning disabled people with a true sense of theatre. We always work from classic texts. We produce a piece theatre from a play once it has been understood and reinvented by our group of actors
Horses Helping People
Therapeutic horsemanship benefits a wide range of adults and children, including those with behavioural challenges, mental health problems and learning difficulties. It helps to improve mental and physical wellbeing and social skills.
It is also beneficial for anyone looking for a new way to improve confidence and self awareness, or for a relaxing break from routine.
At Horses Helping People the focus is on building a trusting partnership between horse and human. It’s not all about riding, although some clients may ride as part of their activities.
Horses Helping People is located near Mentmore on the Bucks/Beds borders.
01525 377688 07815 547668 email@example.com http://horseshelpingpeople.co.uk/
Horsewyse is an Equine Riding and Learning Centre with a difference. A Community Interest Company (not for profit) based near Long Crendon, on the borders of Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. Providing horse riding lessons, hacks and polocrosse for all abilities of rider from beginner to advanced.
They also specialise in ground-based and riding activities for children, young people and adults with learning, behavioural and physical difficulties, such as Autistic spectrum disorders, emotional, social and behavioural difficulties, low confidence, selective mutism, attachment disorders, Down’s Syndrome and epilepsy. We also run activity days/ children’s club, polocrosse horse hire and racehorse retraining.
Horsewyse CIC Westfield Farm, Westfield Road Long Crendon, Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP18 9EW
Please contact Neil by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.horsewyse.org.uk/
D.A.S.H (Disability – Art – Sports – Health) clubs provide organised physical activity and games for people with disabilities. Encouraging low-key physical activity and social interaction. Swimming sessions are one of the many activities and are held in Aylesbury and Buckingham.
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Cost: £7.50 per session or £70 for a 10-week block
Phone: 01296 585 206 Email: email@example.com
Wednesday Club Doorways
A dance club for people with or without disabilities led by a choreographer. Classes promote activity, social interaction and fun, where attendees have the opportunity to perform at several showcases throughout the year.
When: Wednesdays 4-5pm during term time
Where: Aqua Vale Leisure Centre, Aylesbury HP20 1DX
Cost: £5.75 per session (Paid termly in advance)
Phone: 01296 585 206 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the above for further details of both activities.
Local offer- tells you about what is happening locally for 0-25years olds. https://www.bucksfamilyinfo.org/localoffer Phone: 01296383065.
Innovations will be a service for adults with learning disabilities and autism covering all areas of development and key life skills. Please visit our website https://www.innovations-wow.com
Bucks disability cricket team: http://www.bbo.cricket/page/disability-cricket/super-8-cricket/super-8-cricket-14731/
Autistic Adult Group in London: http://www.imaa.org.uk/p/about-imaa.html?m=1
Mind the Gap Groups