Autism and Asperger Society
Autism Spectrum Condition and Asperger Syndrome are lifelong developmental disorders. An individual with Autism or Asperger’s may have difficulties with social communication, interaction, and imagination. Many Autistic adults don’t feel like they get the support that they need. 70% of Autistic adults said that they would feel less isolated if they had more support.*
Around one third of Autistic adults develop severe mental health problems due to lack of support.*
The Autism & Asperger Society provides a social group/drop-in centre for Autistic & Asperger adults aged 18+ living in the NHS Boroughs (St Helens, Halton, Knowsley, Warrington and Wigan).
The Group helps people to:
Build the confidence to make like minded friends and build social skills.
* Retrieved from http://wwew.autism.org.uk/about/what-is/myths-facts-stats.aspx
Our room in Tontine House “The Hub” is used as a drop in centre for Autistic and Asperger adults 18+, carers and family members are also welcome to accompany. Our aim is to provide a safe, secure environment for our members, especially the more vulnerable and to help them build the confidence in learning to socialise, make like minded friends and join together in craft work, playing games, lego, jigsaws and using computers and tablets, plus lots more including days out, in a non judgemental atmosphere.
How to Access
We are a small and growing voluntary adult Autism and Asperger Social group based in St Helens town centre. Our service is open 4 days a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 am-2 pm. We welcome people living in St Helens and the 5 Boroughs (specific areas see above). Part of the room is also used for our office duties. We do lots of fundraising events in our own time, again this is totally voluntary. Obviously because we are a small group of volunteers this is proving to be difficult at times but the appreciation we receive from our members/service users keeps us going strong …
“Its Time People with Autism are seen as People First”.