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  • Your Chance to Choose

    Your Chance to Choose

    Chance to Choose is the name of our exciting new project commissioned by Sheffield City Council to coproduce the new ‘Working Age Adults Framework’ for people with learning disabilities and autism. We’re getting together to learn what our ideas of a perfect life looks like by making art, writing stories or creating drama. If you have a learning disability or autism we’d love you to join us.

  • Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    Let's Make Physical Activity More Accessible

    We’ve been speaking to people with autism, learning disabilities and severe mental health issues about what they need to feel safe, confident and positive in physical activity settings.If you work in a community organisation, leisure centre or run mainstream physical activities we’d love to welcome you to the project at our free event on Wednesday 20th July to share our findings and launch a new network to develop more accessible activities.

  • Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Autism Post Diagnostic Research Findings

    Earlier this year three online workshops for autistic adults were held at the University of Sheffield to hear their views on what post-diagnostic support should look like for autistic adults. Researchers Dr Megan Freeth, Dr Daniel Poole and Suzy Crowson are sharing their findings from their research study on improving support for autistic adults at an online workshop on Thursday 30th June from 1-2pm.

  • Under The Stars and On Stage

    Under The Stars and On Stage

    Members of performing arts organisation Under The Stars will be acting up at the end of this month and the start of next – with two separate shows at the Crucible Theatre.The Sheffield based charity uses the performing arts to enhance the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism. ‘Freedonia’ takes place on Tuesday May 31 and ‘The Many Journeys of Maria Rossini’ the following evening, both in the Studio Theatre starting at 7pm.

  • What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    What's your Experience of Accessing Heathcare?

    We think everyone with a learning disability or autism should get good healthcare. Disability Sheffield is hosting a series of events during the week of 16th-20th May to find out what people’s experiences are of accessing healthcare in Sheffield. if you have a learning disability , autism or you are a carer, do join us. We’ll also send out a survey and offer a phoneline for two weeks so you can call and leave messages for us to tell us what you think.

  • Give Voice to the Autistic Adult Choir

    Give Voice to the Autistic Adult Choir

    Are you autistic and enjoy music or singing? In partnership with Burton Street Foundation, The Autistic Adult Choir are starting a free group in Sheffield! They are looking for adults who like to sing or listen to music, who are autistic (no formal diagnosis needed) who might like to be part of a choir that meets once a week. No musical knowledge is necessary.

  • Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving Campaign

    Supported Loving is a human rights-based campaign, with associated network meetings, hosted by Choice Support. They believe people with learning disabilities and/or autism should be able to enjoy the same sexual and romantic freedoms as everyone else.Check out their blogs, podcasts and guides.

  • Autism Post Diagnosis Research

    Autism Post Diagnosis Research

    What should post-diagnostic support look like for autistic adults? Three online workshops are being held for autistic adults at the University of Sheffield to hear your views on this. If you received your diagnosis as an adult from a UK service within the last ten years they would be grateful for your input. A £75 voucher per workshop is available as a thank you if all three workshops are attended.

  • Free Health Training

    Free Health Training

    Free health training for people with a Learning Disability or Autism and their families and parents is available online during March using Zoom. It is about understanding the 4 Major Health Issues – epilepsy, dysphagia, sepsis and constipation.

  • Autism Alert Card

    Autism Alert Card

    South Yorkshire Police and the National Autistic Society have worked together to create an Autism Alert Photo ID Card to help the police and other emergency services workers communicate with autistic people more effectively. It is hoped that use of the card will help people with autism feel more comfortable in what could potentially be stressful or frightening situations. A free card is also available for people with a learning disability.

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