WANDS weekly meet up every Thursday 7-9pm

We are a support group for adults (18+) on the Neuro Diverse spectrum or who suspect that they may be on the spectrum i.e. Autism, Asperger's, ASD, ASC, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing disorder, etc.  Specific learning disorders such as dyslexia, etc.  

We offer a place that you can fit in and feel supported without feeling judged or looked down on.  

Our main aim is to make friends, be creative, have fun but most importantly relax and allow you to be yourself. No formal diagnosis is needed.  We have a laptop for Internet browsing, board games (chess, Scrabble, Uno, etc.) and Lego.  

We have volunteers who can contact you if you are thinking of joining us but would like more information before you make a decision.  Our volunteers will also meet you outside the venue if you are nervous of attending.

There’s a charge of £2 per person to cover our costs that includes tea, coffee and biscuits. We also have cans of soft drinks at 50p.

–> Click here for a map of where we are. <–

WANDS Parent Support

1st Thursday of the month 7-9pm

For parents of younger or adult children who have or may have a neurodiverse condition. No formal diagnosis is needed. An informal drop in session where you can chat, support each other and share ideas.  £2 per person includes refreshments.

Autism Friends Awareness Sessions

Changed to the 2nd Thursday of the month 7:30-8:30pm

Our aim is to raise awareness of Autism - please contact us for more information.

The Café, Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Hub,

Fairfield Street, Warrington WA1 3AJ

(The Café is at the back of the building - enter via the car park)    

If you would like an informal chat, please call, text, WhatsApp or email us.

Tel: 07708 599276 or 07889 265358              

Email: wandsgroups2018@gmail.com       

Find us on Facebook: WANDS

Art Sessions with Morris

Now on alternate Thursdays 7 - 9pm, from 30 May 2019.

Regular art sessions in the Art Studio upstairs at the Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Hub. Materials provided.

WANDS was launched in the early months of 2017 by Michael Hewitt, who only discovered the possibility that he was autistic three years earlier at the age of 79. He was determined to establish a social group in the Warrington area, and the group has helped many who have walked through its doors since then. In 2018, Michael handed the project over to Ann and Amanda, who now run proceedings each week.

WANDS is a warm, friendly and accommodating environment for autistic adults and their close supporters - friends and family. Through activities held in the Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Project Cafe, the group has two main purposes: to make friends with similar people, and to help others less fortunate than ourselves.

Meetings are held on a weekly basis every Thursday at the Cafe from 7-9pm.

Fairfield and Howley Neighbourhood Project
Fairfield Street

Ann:        07889 265358
Amanda: 07708 599276

Email: wandsgroup2018@gmail.com

Introductory video about WANDS

Nathan and Amanda have made a 7-minute video about WANDS - where we are, what we do and when we meet. Amanda even remembered the postcode!

Click here to play the video…


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