COVID-19

Please note due to the current Coronavirus crisis across the UK all of the Autonomy meetings in pubs and leisure facilities are cancelled for March, April, May and June as they are all closed. This website will be updated when we have more information about our social events. The May Issue 99 newsletter will still be sent out but will not feature social events. We hope to have news in the July Issue 100 newsletter about when we will run our socials in pubs again.

In the meantime we are still supporting our members via the phone, email, our Shropshire Autonomy Group Facebook page and Messenger and also WhatsApp. We will try to run virtual meetings as well via Skype and Zoom so we can still aim to socialise but not in groups face to face.

Wishing everyone all the best and follow Government and NHS advice about staying safe and well.

What is Aspergers

What is Asperger's Syndrome

People with Asperger syndrome perceive the world differently from everyone else.
Tony Attwood
Some people call autism a 'diffability'.
Wendy Lawson
I am a blue butterfly in a field of meadow browns.
Danny Beath 1960-2013

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a condition on the autism spectrum. We at Autonomy do not see AS as a disability, just a social difference or "different wiring".

People with AS may have some difficulties with social communication and interaction, being flexible, seeing another person's view, sensory issues and anxiety. AS can also tend to affect a person's ability to make and sustain friendships, which is why our social groups are so successful. People with AS may also be very intelligent and are often able to concentrate and focus on a subject, achieving a high level of skill in their area of interest and want to talk to others about these interests too!

There is a lot of information on Asperger syndrome on the internet. Try some of our links to other web pages and groups.

For more information please contact Sara or Eric by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 01743 821 363 or using the contact form