Autism Service Directory

AS We Are, Chippenham

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Social groups

The Chippenham AS We Are group (there are also groups in Trowbridge and Salisbury) gives adults with autism the chance to get together once a fortnight, for a couple of hours with others who know what it feels like to be them. We meet as adults, in adult spaces and the agenda is purely social. People can chat or stay on the edge, they can display their autism as much as they want and they will not be judged. You have to pay your way like any other social group but most people only come to the sessions which interest them. Nearly all sessions take place within a walk or bus-ride of Chippenham town centre. There is no fee or 'sub' to be involved, all members who offer an email address or mobile number will get a fortnightly text & email letting everyone know what we are doing that week. Sessions are not planned far in advance to help keep the group responding to members ideas and preferences. Over the course of the year we have between 22-24 meetings giving people the chance to try new places as well as return to favourites.


Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adult

Gender: All genders

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Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children. We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers

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Richard Conlon - Social Programmes Leader

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07825 732985

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Unit 22, Wansdyke Business Centre, Radstock Road, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, BA3 2BB