ASteen Social Group
ASteen is a Sydney-based parent-coordinated social group for teenagers aged 13 and over, with autism. ASteen aims to provide a safe, family-friendly environment for teens who can communicate and interact with others and are seeking friendship and development of social skills.
There is no cost to join the group; just the cost of the outings themselves. Outings range from picnics, museum trips and movies through to putt-putt golf,
ghost tours, and theatre visits.
One of the features that makes ASteen successful is that parents, and often siblings and family friends, attend the outings with their teens.
Outings are held all over Sydney, and families take turns to organise outings and activities, which occur fortnightly on weekends. From time to time, members organise ad hoc activities outside the regular schedule, and this works well too.