Social groups provide an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to meet each other in a safe, supportive environment.
The groups may be facilitated by individuals on the autism spectrum, by professionals or by volunteers.
Some social groups focus on one activity, such as trips to the pub or the theatre, whilst others may offer a wider range of activities.
Social groups differ from other types of support groups or social skills groups in that they are less focussed on formal support or the attainment of skills. They are more focussed on providing opportunities for people to participate in mainstream leisure activities.