Autism Socials and Befriending Scheme

Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union are currently running a fantastic student-led project for those with a diagnosis on the autism  spectrum. They run a number of age specific social and befriending clubs, which are detailed below.

 

Jigsaw is a befriending scheme for children and young people aged 6-15 years on the autistic spectrum. Student volunteers are matched with a children in Sheffield based on similar interests and hobbies. Typically, student volunteers go in to the family home once a week for an hour. The dates and times are agreed between the student and the family.

 

Interact is a monthly social club for 11- 15 year olds who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. The social club meet once a month and use drama games, role play and arts and crafts in a fun social setting.

 

The Hub is a monthly social club for 14- 19 year olds who have a diagnosis on the autistic spectrum. The club meet once a month and sessions include quizzes, board games and arts and crafts.

 

Monday Club is a monthly social club for 18+ who are on the autistic spectrum. Activities include quizzes, blowing trips, table tennis and much more!

If you know someone that would like to attend these sessions or have any questions about the group please contact Holly Shreeves at h.shreeves@shu.ac.uk