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©2019 London Autism Group Charity
Charity no. 1176341

Autistic Social Life

Finding, making and keeping friends is often a difficult task for Autistic people.  It is made all the harder by a lack of public understanding and the existence of stigma.  We at the London Autism Group Charity want that to change. We will be embarking on several projects to help educate the public and professionals alike, in shedding the negative stereotypes about Autism and helping others to see it as just another difference in a very diverse world.

Thanks to the power of social media, autistic voices are able to directly influence and enter the public consciousness. In contradiction to the thinking of the past, that viewed autistic people as embracing solitude, there is now copious evidence that most Autistic people desire friends. They may however lack the tools and support to make this happen. London Autism Group Charity recognises that friendship is an important ingredient in advancing a healthy lifestyle and good mental health. To that end, we seek to create ways to make this dream a reality, and to help make isolation and loneliness a thing of the past.

Social Scene

You can use our interactive Map of London Autism Services to find Social Groups near you and across the city.  There is also a section that highlights activities, hobbies and places that may be of special interest. 

There are groups for young people and adults.  Some focus on doing shared activities together, while others have more face to face socialising. 

Adult Social Groups may be run by organisations or by Autistic people themselves. There are several of the latter type that are meetup groups. There are discussion groups, special interest groups and groups that meet informally in pubs.

Below is a list of Social Groups. You can find more details and links to their online contact details on our Map of London Autism Services.
 

 

 



Social Groups at Youth Clubs
 

Autistic Inclusive Meets(AIM) Autistic Community Group  for Adults, children and carers
 

Barking/Dagenham -Ab Phab Youth Club
 

Barnet Unitas, Youth Zone
 

Berkshire Youth Phab Club

Billericay Essex, Brighter Opportunities through Supported Play

Brent Resources for Autism Saturday Club

Bromley- CASPA Bromley and Downham Youth Club

Bromley- CASPA Duke Youth Centre

Bromley -CASPA Orpington

Bromley & Downham Buzz Phab Club

Chalfont St Peter Youth Centre

Croydon- Knots Arts Youth Club

Enfield Advisory Service for Autism

Epsom and Ewell Phab youth club

Challengers -Guildford Playscheme

Hammersmith -Action on Disability

Haringey -Markfield Project and Parent Partnership Scheme

High Wycombe The Spectrum Club East Side Youth Centre, The Highcrest Academy

Hounslow Phab club  Hounslow Youth Centre

Islington -The Zone Youth Project

Medway Autism Group and Information Centre (MAGIC)

Muswell Hill Youth Project  social club

Newham Resources for Autism Shipman Youth Centre Saturday Club

Oxted Surrey Aspergers Social Group for over 18´s

Richmond- Knots Arts Youth Club

Southwark -Salmon Youth Centre
 

Surrey NAS  Autism Resource Centre
 

Sutton- Knots Arts Girls Group

Tower Hamlets -NAS Inclusion Service

Westminster -Caxton Youth Organisation

Westminster Society For People With Learning Disabilities

Sport -Enfield NAS Youth Club

Sports- High Wycomb Horizon Sports Club

Sport -Laburnum Boat Club/ Swimming

Sport - Wandsworth Youth Centre. Community Club.

Table Tennis -Croydon Phab youth club Eldon 

Martial Arts -Haringey Bruce Grove Youth Centre 

Dance/Arts- Southwark Brockwell Lido Whippersnappers

Dance/Drama -Southwark  Dulwich Whippersnappers

Social Groups for Autistic Adults
 

Asperger London Area Group -ALAG

Autistic Inclusive Meets(AIM) Autistic Community Group  for Adults, children and carers

Informal Meetups for Autistic Adults

London Adults with mild Autism Spectrum Disorder Meetup Group

London Adult ADHD Support Group

Neurodivergent Professional Group

SEE Autistic Women: London & South East England Support and Social Group

Barnet -Aspergers Social Group Mencap

Bexley -Bridging the Gap South East

Bexley- Choice Support Advice and  Adult Autistic Social Club 

Brent- Asian People's Disability Alliance (APDA)

Bromley Beckenham & Penge Gateway Club

Bromley Lunch Club

The Camden Society

Chalfont St Peter Youth Centre

Chelmsford, Essex. InterAct 

Chelmsford, Essex. Mencap

Croydon- Mencap

Croydon- Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy

Enfield NAS Adult Social Group

Enfield Mencap

Essex- Uniting Friends

Greenwich Mencap -Activities for Learning Disabilities and ADHD support group   ‘Greenlights’

Haringey Mencap

Haringey -Markfield Project and Parent Partnership Scheme

Kingston -FAST MINDS Adult ADHD support Group

Lambeth Mencap Healthy living and wellbeing group

Maidenhead- Autistic Adult Social Group

Merton Parents Carer Forums

Merton Mencap  Talk Autism

Rayleigh -Supporting Carers and Families Together, (SCAFT)

Reading- Aut-Haslemere Support Group

Redbridge Carers Support Service (RCSS)

Redbridge Mencap

 

Redhill -Autism All-Stars

Richmond- Ruils Disability Action & Advice Centre 

Sidcup- Ken Boyce Centre Choice Support

Slough- Autistic adults social group Hidden Pearls

Southend Mencap

Sutton Mencap

A2ndVoice - Tooting

Tower Hamlets- Carers Centre

Tower Hamlets SEND Parents Forum

Wandsworth- Autism Voice