This will be beneficial for people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.
It is free and is suitable for people who meet the following criteria:
- Aged 16+
- Who have Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism
- Living in Birmingham and West Midlands region
- Wanting to meet other people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism
Alphabet 12 will offer people with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism the chance to explore opportunities that will bring confidence and motivation to their lives.
Alphabet 12 will be inclusive and welcomes advocates, carers, families, parents, siblings and support workers to name some examples.
Our programme will cover various subjects and themes including creative arts, education, employment, health, socialising and host specialist guest speakers to share experiences and initiatives to the group.
"Alphabet 12 is a place where people can find empowering information, practical tools, friendships, support. In an increasingly isolated world, it's even more challenging when you're a little different from typical, and that can mean being being alone. Alphabet 12 get people involved, active and alive. It's a terrific group of vibrant people from all walks of life sharing the common thread of the challenge and opportunity of having a neuro-difference."
“It's a pleasure to talk to a group of people who are so interested in what is being done in the wider community to support an understanding of autism.”
Debby Elley, Co-Founder of ‘AuKids’
‘I enjoy Project Aspie’s ‘Alphabet 12’
as it has empowered me. It has given me a purpose and I want the project to
Anna, a Service User of 'Alphabet 12' Birmingham
‘Alphabet 12’ takes place on the last Saturday of every month (excluding December) at The Learning Zone, Birmingham Museum & Arts Gallery from 1.00 pm till 4.30 pm.
Networking and Refreshments take place between 12.00 lunchtime til 12.45.
Directions to the 'Alphabet 12' Birmingham: from New Street to the Victoria Square Station
John Lewis/ Southside exit (quieter route):
- Starting in the central area of New Street station (opposite the Virgin ticket office with Pet a Manger to your backs) turn left and walk towards the Southside exit.
- Walk out of the door and down the steps (alternatively, for those requiring disable access walk along the raised walkway) and turn to the right- you should see the Grosvenor casino. Walk down the road in the direction of the Grosvenor casino and over the bridge.
- Keep walking straight over the bridge and up the road until you reach Victoria Square and see the clocktower on the town hall.
- Enter Victoria Square and- keeping to the left- walk towards the clocktower until you see the entrance of the museum.
Victoria Square exit (quicker route):
- Starting in the central area of New Street station (opposite the Virgin ticket office with Pet a Manger to your backs) turn right and walk towards the Victoria Square exit.
- Head right past Boots towards the Victoria Square exit towards the trams (keep to the left and follow the corridor round to the left)
- At the end of the corridor exit out of the glass doors and walk ten metres to the left. Look out for a red phone box/ cash machine on the right-hand side of the road.
- Cross the road to the box and walk up the street towards the clock tower and Victoria Square.
- Enter Victoria Square and- keeping to the left- walk towards the clocktower and enter the museum.