Welcome to Autism Society
We are a society for students with Autism (including Asperger's). We run semi-regular social activities aimed at students with Autism. Activities include Indoor Socials, Trips Out & Walks.
2021 Update: Hello, welcome to the page for the Autism Society. We didn't really run much last year due to difficulties with Covid restrictions but intent to be running again in the 2021/2022 academic year.
We are currently awaiting from room bookings to open before we announce the details any events for the coming academic year. We will probably run a welcome/intro event in Week 1, and a board games meet-up type event in Week 3/4.
We don't currently have a full committee, so there will likely be an EGM within our first or second event, so if you fancy help running the group feel free to run for any of the roles at that (Treasurer/Secretary).
(events below are from last year - will update once planned)
Autumn Term Activities
Week 3, Virtual Meet-Up
14th October 6PM-8PM, Discord
This is our first event of the year and will be a chance to meet other society memebers in a virtual setting.
You will need to join our discord server to attend (http://discord.gg/xHSmABU).
Week 5, In-Person Meet-Up Trial
30th October 1PM or 2PM, Guild Lawn
We will be holding an in-person meet-up. Booking is required and more details can be found on the event page.
1PM - https://www.guildofstudents.com/events/34400/5241/
2PM - https://www.guildofstudents.com/events/34400/5242/
More events to be added as plans are made.
Connect with Us
We aim to provide an inclusive relaxed environment for autistic students to feel conferrable socialising in. However, there are also other, more formal, services which may be able to help in other ways:
Frequently Asked Questions
How often are your activities?
Approximately every 3-4 weeks, this may increase in the future.
I have Autism, is this society right for me?
Most likely! Autism is a spectrum disorder and effects each individual differently. Some people find it beneficial to occasionally chat with/be around others with Autism, but this isn't everyone. If you are anxious about attending - please email or message us and we will try to help you be able to come along and try a session.
Do I have to have an Autism diagnosis to attend your activities?
No - as a guild society we have to be fully inclusive and allow anyone to join in. If you think you may have Autism, feel free to come along - but we would strongly recommend seeing your GP to get a proper diagnosis.
Why do you charge for membership?
We are an "activities & interests" society and are therefore required to have a membership fee, we set it at the minimum amount.
How can I contact you?
Are you The Autism Play Project (TAPP)?
No. We are a social activity society for students on the autism spectrum, not a volunteering society.
Can I volunteer with you?
No, we have no need for volunteers (sorry), however you may be interested in The Autism Play Project
Are all these FAQs genuinely frequently asked?
Some of them, yes, however most are made-up to help provide extra details about the society.
Committee Meeting Minutes