The Glasgow Autism Meet-Up Group is currently welcoming new members and is open to new ideas for activities around the city.
The Glasgow Autism Meetup Group was started up in 2009 through the Meetup.com website, by a small group of individuals on the autism spectrum, to provide friendship and mutual support to others on the spectrum. It is an informal group which seeks to hold meet ups both on weekdays and at the weekend – currently on a weekly basis – in which attendees can get together either for chat, discussion or simply just some company. There is absolutely no expectation as to the degree of conversational participation. Anyone is welcome to join up and come along – whether you have a formal diagnosis of an autism spectrum condition, are awaiting diagnosis, suspect you may be on the spectrum but do not wish to pursue diagnosis, or are the parent or carer of an individual on the spectrum.
The nature and frequency of meet ups tend to vary according to the commitments of the organisers – but when a Meetup is posted it will always go ahead as advertised, or those attending will be well advised of cancellation/change beforehand.
At present the group is either meeting in a coffee shop environment or within a bar. There have also recently been meet ups to art galleries, museum exhibitions and, in the milder, brighter months walks in the park.
The group is more than open to attendees suggesting new venues and topics for discussion.
The group asks that anyone wishing to attend a meet-up should register with the group beforehand on their website.