Autism Service Directory

NAS Carrickfergus / Newtownabbey Social Group (18 to 30 yrs)

The National Autistic Society

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Type of service: Play and leisure, Social groups

Social Group for people aged between 18 and 30 years at the high-functioning end of the autism spectrum, such as those with Asperger syndrome (AS). The groups are facilitated by a Social Programmes Manager who is responsible for a number of groups in their area. Social Groups are supported by volunteers who are recruited, CRB checked and trained by the NAS. Social Groups are membership groups which meet monthly, and activities are discussed and decided on by group members. Activities can include going to the cinema, meeting up in the pub for a drink, going for a meal, visiting a museum, or meeting up as a group for a chat or to play board games.


Age: From age 18 to 30

Aimed at: Adult

Gender: All genders

Covers: Antrim and Newtownabbey, Ards and North Down, Belfast, Derry City and Strabane, Mid and East Antrim, Northern Ireland

Registrations & Approaches

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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