Social groups for young people with Aspergers syndrome

Young people with Asperger syndrome can make friends and learn new social skills at two new social groups set up in Newport, run by the National Autistic Society Cymry (NAS Cymru)

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism and is a lifelong condition which can find it difficult to communicate with others.

NAS Cymru’s Harvey Philpott said: "We have already had a few meetings in Caerleon and Newport and they are already very popular. The groups are for people with Asperger syndrome between the age of 18 and 25 and they meet every month.

"Our sessions will alternate between social activities and more structured sessions with input around personal safety, managing money and using the internet.

“We are also looking for more volunteers to help support us and other members of the group. Volunteers do not need to have special knowledge or experience before they join, as we will provide full training."

If you would like to join or volunteer with either group, contact Harvey Philpott or Becky Williams on becky.williams@nas.org.uk or Harvey.Philpott@nas.org.uk or 01633 431413.

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9:09pm Sun 6 Oct 13

gigstalksguy says...

Good stuff! People with Asperger's can learn to succeed socially, but need to be taught communication skills more directly, by someone who is socially savvy (not just an average neuro-typical) who can break down the things they do to succeed socially and teach it to someone with Asperger's. Also groups like this will need people of the same age group as the AS people they are supporting, someone who understands and is part of the younger generation. Too often these types of groups are facilitated by the wrong types of people. http://socialmazeboo
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Good stuff! People with Asperger's can learn to succeed socially, but need to be taught communication skills more directly, by someone who is socially savvy (not just an average neuro-typical) who can break down the things they do to succeed socially and teach it to someone with Asperger's. Also groups like this will need people of the same age group as the AS people they are supporting, someone who understands and is part of the younger generation. Too often these types of groups are facilitated by the wrong types of people. http://socialmazeboo k.com gigstalksguy
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