Autism group appealing for new members

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An autistic youth group based at Mansfield’s Portland College is appealing for new members and volunteers.

The National Autistic Society (NAS) Youth Group meets once a month between 6-8pm for various activities, including bowling, baking, laser quest, ghost walks, theme parks and much more.

NAS helps teenagers with autism and Asperger’s syndrome aged 10-19 develop skills and confidence in a small group environment.

The group currently has four members but can accommodate 10-15. Sessions cost £10.

NAS is also in need of volunteers to help out during the sessions.

Ideal candidates would have previous experience working with autism spectrum teenagers or be keen to develop a career in this area.

Training will be provided and a CRB check will be required.

For more information phone Sophie Dunlop on 07805 203336 or email