What we're about

This group is for anyone who is self-diagnosed or medically diagnosed as Autistic or Aspergers, and anyone who suffers with social anxiety.

Why not try our ChatRoom (http://chat.mibbit.com/?channel=%23DifferentPlanet&server=irc.ircstorm.net) before you join us?

We also have access to our own social centre (http://www.saintgregorysileby.org/social-centre.html) where we can meet in private and even cook together. The lighting is subdued and the space is one of peace.

"Big cultural blind spots can only be overcome by a group of people affirming and supporting one another".

Everyone is welcome, with love, and I trust you will find peace and friends here. This group is a small contribution to the "Revolution of Tenderness (https://www.tarabrach.com/revolution-tenderness-part-1/)". Here we don't see people as "wrong" or "disordered" or in need of "fixing".

All meeting places will have no music, or very low and gentle music. We will not meet in Sports pubs or any establishment where there is noise and there are crowds. All walks will avoid roads and crowds. Guaranteed.

Events will usually be in the afternoon, or evening. Mornings are not suitable for many people with anxiety and depression and this is why the schedules reflect that.

I will walk into any place that we meet with a member. Nobody will have to walk in alone if they don't want to. I will initially sit with a member if they feel that would help. People are encouraged to step outside or take some time away from any social event. There is no need to speak. You can take time out, or go home if that feels like the right thing to do. Whatever helps you.

“We may have all come in different ships, but we're in the same boat now.” -Martin Luther King

A current photograph is required to confirm your membership application. This can be sent by email if you prefer.

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