Social Opportunities

Consultation with service users and other stakeholders has highlighted the need to improve social opportunities for individuals with ASD. See Consultation Report.

The Autism Forth Valley website links to a social media site called CK Friends. This is a safe, secure social networking site for people with learning difficulties, age 16 and over. CK Friends provides individuals with the opportunity to share their hobbies, interests and keep in touch with old and new friends.

Communication through social media ensures compatibility with the profile of our service users, and we have received numerous reports that demonstrate this media tool has enhanced social opportunities for people with a learning difficulty. More...

CKUK monitor the site to ensure it is safe for young people and adults with a learning difficulty to use.

There are also a range of third sector organisations that provide information and access to social groups in the Forth Valley area. Please visit the Directory of Services for more information.More...

Some social opportunities you may wish to consider

Asperger/ High Functioning Age 16+ Stirling Area

Autism Friendly Screenings at Vue (Stirling)

Other Autism Friendly Screenings in Glasgow and Edinburgh can be accessed here.


Play Alloa: Services for Children and Young People

Play Alloa provides a range of social opportunities for children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional support needs across Clackmannanshire and beyond.

Play Alloa holds the following services for children and young people:

·          Play Session 10-12.30, Tillicoultry, Saturdays (termtime) – age 5-16

·          Play Session 10.30-1.30, Alloa, Saturdays (termtime) – age 5-16

·          Youth Club, 6.30-8.30, Tillicoultry, Tuesdays (termtime) – age 12-18

·          Youth Club, 6.30-8.30, Alloa, Thursdays (termtime) – age 12-18

·          Playschemes, during school summer holidays – age 5-11, 12-18

·          Play & Stay, during school holidays – age 5-11

These groups provides an opportunity to make friends and join in a range of structured and free-choice play activities including: quiz nights, basic cooking, board games, pool/snooker, floor toys, books, movies, music, table tennis, karaoke, art and crafts, physical activities & sports etc

There is a £3-£5 charge for each session.

To find out more check the Play Alloa Website or check the Play Alloa Facebook page