South Glos Aspies
Welcome to South Glos Aspies!
We are an Autistic led social group of Autistic adults, who like to meet, network and socialise with each other.
We meet weekly in Thornbury, UK.
What is with this "Aspie" thing? Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder ("ASD") or Autistic Spectrum Condition ("ASC") as it is now known, is broken down into many subtypes. Aspergers is one of these subtypes (which is incidentally, no longer used in medical terminology, but continues to be used colloquially) and refers to those the spectrum who are verbal. "Aspie" to many, is friendlier sounding word that can be used to describe a person on the spectrum; which is why it was chose for our group name.
Our group is open to anyone on the Autistic Spectrum (formally diagnosed or self diagnosed) and anyone who likes to socialise with those on the spectrum.
We are a friendly, inclusive, group and wish to make everyone welcome.
Please use this page to find out a little about ASD/ASC and our group.
Weekly Pub Social
Every Wednesday from 7pm at The Royal George, Thornbury, BS35 2AG
We have a reserved room, upstairs - which is quiet (just ask the bar staff if you aren't sure) - though we often use the main bar when the venue quietens, later in the evening.
Please just turn up and introduce yourself, our regulars will welcome you!
Thornbury has many things to offer.
On any evening our members can stay at The pub and chat, drink and eat. We can also play board games, skittles, pool, darts, play computer games or simply be quiet in company.
In Thornbury, itself there are plenty of eateries, activities at other veneus (eg pub quizes) and a sports center about 10 minutes walk away where we can play badminton, or squash or go for a swim.
On a nice summers evening we may decide to go for a nice walk (pub crawl) further affield or do some GeoCaching, photography or simply enjoy nature.
South Glos Aspies is a user lead group, so individuals are encouraged to let their interests be known and make friends with others on the spectrun who share their interests!
Covid Update: This event is still active & members must follow the social distancing behaviours suggested by the health authorities.