We support autism, autistic adults and carers in Buckinghamshire

  • We maintain this website, which contains a wealth of information & advice
  • We hold social gatherings where our members meet face-to-face or online
  • We offer advice and help to organisations looking to improve their understanding of autism. 

NEST Toolkit   (24-Jun-24)

NEST (NEurodivergent peer Support Toolkit) is a suite of materials to facilitate peer support for neurodivergent young people in mainstream secondary schools. The toolkit has been co-created by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, neurodivergent young people and a neurodiverse group of adults who work with neurodivergent young people. Link

Autism in Black Girls    (14-Jun-24)

Blog by Warda Farah from Autistic Girls Network on Autism in Black Girls. Link

A certain magic   (5-Jun-24)

‘A certain magic’ – autistic adults’ experiences of interacting with other autistic people and its relation to Quality of Life: A systematic review and thematic meta-synthesis. There is an increasing focus on research exploring autistic communication and community. In this review, we systematically collate and analyze how autistic adults describe their experiences of other autistic people and the relationship this has with their Quality of Life (QoL). Link

Misdiagnosis of psychiatric conditions   (27-May-24)

Perceived misdiagnosis of psychiatric conditions in autistic adults: Many autistic people, particularly women, do not receive an autism diagnosis until adulthood, delaying their access to timely support and clinical care. One possible explanation is that autistic traits may initially be misinterpreted as symptoms of other psychiatric conditions, leading some individuals to experience misdiagnosis of other psychiatric conditions prior to their autism diagnosis. However, little is currently known about the frequency and nature of psychiatric misdiagnoses in autistic adults. Link

Im Schwarzwald   (17-May-24)

One of our members, Matthew Wren, has composed an orchestral musical piece which was performed by the Budapest Scoring Orchestra, conducted by Péter Illényi. Don’t miss the chance to listen to and buy this soaring and evocative music. Link

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26-Jun-24  -  Members’ f-2-f Meeting

Our June face-to-face meeting will happen in Aylesbury at the new start time of 7:00pm. Invitations will be sent closer to the time

24-Jul-24  -  Boat Trip

Please keep this evening free for our boat trip on the Grand Union canal

17-Aug-24  -  Model Railway

To those of you who enjoyed our visit to the model railway near High Wycombe in 2023 ... it\'s happening again in 2024. Invitations to follow.

28-Aug-24  -  Animal Antiks

Some of you may remember our visit to this wonderful farm in 2022. We will be returning this year to meet the alpacas and any new animals that have arrived in the interim. This will be a daytime event.

25-Sep-24  -  Go-karting

To all you petrolheads out there, our 2024 Formula Go-kart will happen this evening. Invitations to follow.

  • Visit to Wild Mind Well-being at Model Farm
    Wild Mind Well-Being provides inclusive opportunities for children and young people up to the age of 25 facing diverse health & social care challenges. Autism Bucks was invited to visit there on a day they’re Read more…
  • Autism and My Experience
    Marking World Autism Awareness Day, more than 70 attendees, including 12 organisations dedicated to autism, gathered at Slough’s Arbour Park for an Autism Awareness Afternoon on Tuesday, April 2. Organisations including Art Beyond Belief, Empower Slough, Read more…
  • Autism Bucks at Amersham Christmas Market
    In December every year Amersham holds its Christmas Market, and for the 3rd year running Autism Bucks turned up with its stand. This market is hugely successful, even in the sub-zero temperatures we experienced (but Read more…
  • Catch 22 Jazz Jam Session in High Wycombe
    Back in June 2023, Autism Bucks was approached by Catch 22 Jams to see if our members would be interested in attending one of their Jazz Jam Sessions in High Wycombe. To quote their website: Read more…
  • Road Farm Countryways
    Road Farm Countryways is a mixed livestock and arable farm in the heart of the Buckinghamshire Chilterns. They’re organised by a committed, experienced family and local community led team. As part of the Care Farm Read more…