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.
Note: We plan to be running in the 2020/2021 Academic year, and have a committee elected for the year, however we haven't yet finalised the details on how the society will run given the Covid-19 situation this year. We will update this page & our Facebook when we do.
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