Advocacy and Peer Support group for young people with Aspergers Syndrome

 

Shabana received the following information about a project for young people with Aspergers Syndrome which we would like to publicise.

Alphabet 12 is a monthly advocacy and peer support group which will provide guidance and support for young people with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The group will offer young people the chance to develop and improve confidence, independence and motivation. Young people will also develop and learn ways to improve self-esteem as well as working towards personal goals and learn coping strategies to live a healthy and independent life.

There will be various guest speakers contributing to group sessions. There will be co-ordinators supervising each session who has strong experience and background in Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Group sessions take place last Saturday of every month (excluding December). The first group session starts at 10.30am and finishes 12.30pm on Saturday 26th September.

It is free and is suitable for people who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged between 18 and 25 years of age 
  • Who have Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Living in Birmingham and West Midlands region
  • Wanting to meet other people with Asperger’s Syndrome

Pre-booking is essential. To book a place or for more details please contact Project Aspie on 07802 658150 or 07821 548904 or visit www.projectaspie.org.uk  

"This project will hugely benefit young people with Asperger's Syndrome to gain the skills needed to live a rewarding life."  David Kirwan, Project Aspie.

The project is funded by Big Lottery and takes place at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Supported by Project Aspie.