Department of Education

What are the benefits of joining a club?

What are the benefits of joining a club?

There are ‘out-of-school’ clubs for young people (under 18) with autism in many areas.

These clubs are a good place to make friends, develop social skills and take part in activities. They may also run activities such as going to the cinema or out for a meal.

You might want to join a club relating to your special interest where you can meet other people with similar interests. [See ‘How can I make friends?’ in Friends & Relationships]

Or you could set up your own club and then promote it locally to find people with similar interests who may want to join.


The NAS runs social groups for children and young people with autism.

They also offer social support for people with autism.


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