Photo: Group of adults laughing in the sunshine

Our social groups can help you meet new people, build confidence and overcome social isolation. Find out about our groups for autistic young people and adults across Scotland.

Adult social groups (ages 16 and over)

Teenscene (ages 12 - 18)

How do I join?

Adult social groups

Join these groups if you’re an autistic adult aged 16 or over. In a low pressure atmosphere, you’ll get to try new activities with the group. You decide what you want to do - you could come to a barbecue, go to a quiz or movie night, go sailing or just come and have a coffee and a chat.

These groups are currently available in:

  • Ayrshire
  • Glasgow
  • East and West Dunbartonshire
  • Edinburgh
  • Dundee

Read Kevin’s story about his experiences at our social group

Teenscene

Autistic teenagers, aged 12-18, can join our supported youth group service in East Dunbartonshire. Teenscene gives you a safe, structured environment in which to meet and make friends with other people your own age who may need support to develop confidence in social situations. If you join, you’ll get a home visit from a member of staff before you attend so you can get to know us and what to expect.

Teenscene is funded by East Dunbartonshire Council, and is currently free to access.

How do I join?

Sometimes our social groups require a small payment per session to cover the costs of activities. You might be able to access certain benefits to pay for this. 

Please note that our social groups are not suitable for those who do not have independent travel arrangements, or who require personal care.

We now use a system called ‘ClickGo’ to support our services, and to give people coming to our social groups more independence when managing their new social schedule! To read more about our groups and to sign up to a group or a waiting list, if the group is currently full, please complete the form on the Click go enquiry page

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Click Go is an online portal owned and developed by ClickGo Ltd. ClickGo Ltd is a third party supplier to the National Autistic Society Scotland and as such your details will be stored in accordance with ClickGo Ltd’s privacy policy.