Most Autism community support groups are basically topical discussion, this what AA would refer to as a "sharing" meeting. We learn about ourselves primarily through discussing how are week has gone, what we are going through right now and what we can do to improve our quality of life.
This meeting is for everyone in the Autism community. One of the biggest problems that I've observed since being diagnosed in 2009 is that there's a lot of misunderstanding between Autistics & non-Autistics. The only way that we can gain mutual understand of each other is to sit together and discuss these issues.
For a better understanding of what I'm purposing, please view the following PDFs:
Small Group Models: This is an commentary on the different variation of the kinds of groups that I believe are needed. "Mutual Support Group Variation" is the one this group will be a modification of.
Small Group Itinerary and Check In: This is what we will be doing, with out all of the commentary.