Adults

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There is a range of support for adults with autism in the Cambridge area.

  • The branch runs an Adult Social Club in Cambridge for people on the autistic spectrum aged 18+.
  • We run a monthly drop-in for adults in Huntingdon, providing support and advice.
  • The National Autistic Society and Cambridgeshire County Council fund two Autism Support Managers providing support to adults across the county.
  • We run an Autism Support Network in partnership with VoiceAbility.
  • Our resources pages have links to other organisations providing information, support, activities and diagnosis for adults.

 

Latest news for adults:

  • Links with Huntingdon Jobcentre – Disability Employment Adviser to attend Maple Centre on 10th October, 1 pm – 2 pm.

    The Disability Employment Adviser from Huntingdon Job Centre will be at our October Drop In session (Huntingdon) for an hour. He wants to listen to concerns and the difficulties people have experienced when attending their job centres, trying to access help, make claims, attend interviews, etc. He will be able to offer general advice and explain what help is available at, or via, Job Centres. Come and find out what help is available and how to access it.

    The Drop In session is from 12 noon to 2 pm each month, so come and find out what we do anyway. https://www.nascambridge.org.uk/adults/huntingdon-drop-in-sessions-for-adults/

    Cambridge NAS volunteers will also be at the session (as usual) to support, as well as one of the NAS Support Officers for Adults.

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  • Hoffmann Foundation Art Competition: 6 weeks to closing date

    The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism Prize Competition and Exhibition for 2018/19 will take place at Bruce Castle Museum and Gallery, Lordship Lane, London N17 8NU, from Wednesday 14th November 2018 until Thursday 28th February 2019.

    The Hoffmann Foundation for Autism has been providing an art service for adults with asc since 1991 and since 1994 there have been 45 one person and mixed exhibitions in London and elsewhere; we have provided a painting and drawing prize competition since 2009.

    First Prize £500.00

    Second Prize £350.00

    Third Prize £150.00

    Provided by the Shirley Foundation

    The PJR Creative Building Prize

    First Prize £250.00

    Second Prize £150.00

    Third Prize £100.00

    Provided by PJR Creative Building

    The Lillie Portrait Prize

    £200.00

    Anonymous Donor

    We have been very lucky in our supporters and in particular the generosity of the Shirley Foundation who have been providing cash prizes ever since we began. Special mention must also be made of PJR Creative Building’s who have contributed an inspired prize this year – Buildings of the Future, intended to stimulate the structural imagination of our artists. The portrait prize is also new this year and probably presents the biggest challenge of all.

    All entrants are eligible for the main prize but artists should indicate on their entry form if they also intend their work to be entered for either of the prizes designated as ‘The Buildings of the Future’ or ‘The Portrait Prize’. From September artists should be able to download info & entry forms from our web-site and they can mail me atart@hfa.org.uk for Competition Entry Forms, Rules of the Competition, How to get there etc.

    The Prize Giving and the Private View will be held in February 2019 at a date to be arranged. It’s also hoped to show films about autism throughout, or at least about autistic themes, autistic central characters, autistic dilemmas and so on which I’m sure some will welcome as light relief. I will also try to find informed speakers, at least for the Private View, and persuade dignitaries to open the proceedings.

    Submissions must be in by Wednesday 31st October 2018. Please send or take your work to: The Exhibition Coordinator, 2 Park Avenue, Wood Green, London N22 7EX

    Phone 020 8881 8638

    or

    E-mail: art@hfa.org.uk

    for an application form and Info Pack or general enquiries. You can also visit the Day Service between 15.00-16.00 weekdays to pick up forms etc.

    Hoffmann Foundation for Autism Limited. Registered in England and Wales No.2169783
    Registered Charity Number 298166 Registered Office at 4 Gordon Avenue, Stanmore HA7 3QD

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  • The Dosoco Foundation funding for music projects

    Applications open for music project funding
    Are you involved in creative music making that makes a positive impact on people’s lives? Are you looking for extra funding to start new projects or extend your work?
    If you’re based in Cambridgeshire and you know of a local project that needs support, you are encouraged to apply for a grant from The Dosoco Foundation, which has just opened applications for its sixth round of funding. Organisations, families and individual young people are all urged to take part and applications can be as creative as possible.
    Grants are available for up to £1000 for organisations and up to £300 for individuals.
    The Foundation can contribute up to 50% towards project costs. The only requirements are for the project to take place in Cambridgeshire and to have the potential to enhance lives though music, particularly in the four key areas of music education, music access, music innovation and music therapy. The Foundation seeks fresh ideas and welcomes applications from those who offer new ways to make music change lives.
    Previous funding rounds have seen the Dosoco Foundation provide a total of more than £18,000 to support a broad range of music-related projects. As examples, the Foundation in the past has contributed to funding:
    • A community choir in an area of Cambridge that did not have such a facility
    • Music therapy for children with special needs, plus support for their families
    • Instruments and tuition for young players with autism, cystic fibrosis and other conditions
    • Singing workshops at local prisons
    • Music therapy for dementia sufferers and their families. Several choirs for people with dementia have also been set up
    • Music workshops, instruments or high-tech recording equipment for youth organisations, people with learning difficulties, or people with mental health or well being issues

    Dosoco is a Community Interest Company set up for social good – specifically, to benefit the community through music-related projects that have the power to unlock people’s worlds. This is its sixth round of funding, following significant success with local projects since its inception in 2013.
    The closing date for applications is Friday 26th October 2018 and awards will be announced by the end of November.
    For more information about Dosoco and to apply, please go to www.thedosocofoundation.org and click on grants.

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