Autism Socials and Befriending Schemes

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Who are we?

Volunteering at Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union provide a wide range of clubs for people on the autistic spectrum in Sheffield and around South Yorkshire.

All projects are planned and delivered by students from Sheffield Hallam University who attend an Autism Awareness training day to ensure they have the information and resources they need.

Projects are also supported and supervised by a staff member from Sheffield Hallam Students’ Union, and where necessary DBS checks are provided. The dates and time of each club fall in line with the university academic year so please note the main bulk of sessions will be from November to April.

We provide 4 different clubs: Interact, Jigsaw, The Hub and Monday Club, each aimed at different age groups so please have a read and see which opportunity best suits you.

If you have any questions about the various clubs below please get in touch with the Sheffield Hallam Students' Union Volunteering department.

Jigsaw

Jigsaw is a befriending scheme for children and young people aged
6-15 years on the autism spectrum living in Sheffield.

Following initial meetings from staff, volunteers will visit the young person in their home to develop social skills and confidence. Volunteers are matched to a befriendee with similar interests. Towards the end of their befriending there will be a Fun Day for all young people and volunteers.

Interact

Interact is a monthly social club for young people aged 11-15 with a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome.
Interact uses drama as a tool to explore issues affecting young people in day to day life. Sessions include fun games, role play, arts and crafts and much more! Snacks and Refreshments are provided.

The Hub

The Hub is a monthly social club for young people aged 14 -19 with Asperger’s.
Volunteers befriend participants and engage with them at each session aiming to develop social skills and confidence.
Sessions include both groups and individual activities including; quizzes, board game areas, arts and crafts and much more! Snacks and Refreshments are provided.


Monday Club

Monday Club is a monthly social for adults (18+) with Asperger Syndrome. Those involved can choose from a variety of activities planned by volunteers either individually or with the group.
Activities include quizzes, bowling trips, table tennis, board games, craft activities and much more! Snacks and Refreshments are provided.