Social and supportive, as arises, always focused on autistic issues needs and interests. Able to decide on opinion responses to developments in autism too.

Saturdays weekly, at Traverse theatre bar 6-9 pm. Cambridge Street off Lothian Road: popular for its quietness most of the time. Any exceptions get announced here.

NB no meet on Dec 28.

- on the second Saturdays of Oct-Jul we will finish at 7:00 by reason of a visit to something else that a member is connected to.

(Facebook message us here.)

We have a preliminary hour at the nearby Filmhouse in Lothian Road, 5-6, and we stay there on the days when Traverse closes or has pay-entry functions on. Filmhouse is handily just across the road. We carry a sign. Just sometimes, if it gets crowded there later, usually because of a film festival, then we may decide to go to Cameo cinema bar, Tollcross near the lights, 10 minutes away. The 3 places are checkable in that order.

The group evolved this system as a needed adaptability to autistic sensitivity to crowds and sound levels. It works.

A weekday meet can also be held, esp in summer, if Saturdays not suiting everyone. So any new folks not suiting the Saturday time, express an interest in another day. - We have done this twice this summer.

Edinburgh + Lothian Asperger Society (ELAS) is an independent peer support group for adults, over 16, with any autistic spectrum condition, either diagnosed or personally detected, on roughly the non-learning-disability part of the spectrum: if we are the level you are comfortable with that's fine. No limit on where you live, come any distance, several have.

Enquiries Maurice Frank, chair: to contact box.


About ELAS
ELAS is organised by autistic people and has an elected chair. Membership is free and open to anyone as described above, and to their family like parents and partners. Autism professionals welcome to visit to raise items with us. ELAS adopted its constitution on 12 May 2003.

ELAS aims to provide a community for autistic people to meet, accept, value and support one another and share ideas and coping strategies.
We aim to link with other autism groups, autism professionals and service providers, and to improve services and conditions for autistic people by promoting autism awareness and providing input on autistic issues to government policy documents. ELAS Equality Policy 


ELAS email google group
Members can discuss topics on the email chatlist in confidence. Drop us a line if interested to join it.


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