Social Groups and Autism Ranking: Unrated


two women having a drink Social groups provide an opportunity for individuals on the autism spectrum to meet each other and to improve their social skills in a safe, supportive environment.

The groups are usually facilitated by professionals or volunteers but offer flexibility in the leisure activities they provide. For example,some may focus on one activity, such as drama, whilst others may offer a wider range of activities.

Social groups differ from social skills groups in that they are less focussed on the attainment of skills and more focussed on providing opportunities for people to participate in mainstream leisure activities.

Our Opinion

We are currently reviewing the research evidence on the use of social groups for people on the autism spectrum.

If you are aware of any research, or you would like to share your personal experiences of social groups, please email info@researchautism.net Thank you.


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17 Feb 2015
Last Review
01 Feb 2013
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01 Oct 2015