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Places and spaces for autistic women, girls and non-binary people

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SWAN Places

SWAN Places are in-person social meet-up groups in locations across Scotland. They are autistic spaces, run by autistic volunteers.

These local groups are relaxed and laid-back gatherings for all women and non-binary people who identify as autistic. 

They are safe and confidential spaces, facilitated by autistic volunteers.

There is no presentation, no set agenda and no obligation to participate. 

You can share, listen, or simply relax among like-minded peers who understand and support one another. 

Have a look at your local group below to find out more, and see the calendar for meeting dates.

You can contact our Social Meet-Up Volunteers if you have any questions - you'll find their emails under "How do I join?" 

Please read our Guidelines & Rules before you come along to any of our SWAN Places groups, to help ensure they are safe, supportive and friendly spaces. 

*Please always check the calendar before you go to a group as very occasionally we may have to change or cancel with short notice (only if unavoidable) and we will post any changes here.

Social Meet-up: Aberdeen

Social Meet-up: Dumfries & Galloway

Social Meet-up: Dundee

Social Meet-up: East Lothian

Social Meet-up: Edinburgh

Social Meet-up:  Falkirk

Social Meet-up:  Fife

Social Meet-up:  Glasgow Bridgeton

Social Meet-up: Glasgow Queen’s Park

Social Meet-up: Inverness

Social Meet-up: Stirling

Social Meet-up: West Lothian

Social Health Walk : Dundee

Social Health Walk: Glasgow Bridgeton

Social Health Walk: Glasgow Queens Park

Social Health Walk: Stirling

We’re working on setting up groups in other areas - if you’re interested in volunteering at an existing group, or helping set one up in your area, visit our Volunteer page.

April 2024
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23rd

Dundee Health Walk

SWAN Places
23 Apr, 17:30
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26th

Dundee Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
26 Apr, 14:00
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28th

Inverness Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
28 Apr, 14:00
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29th

Dumfries & Galloway Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
29 Apr, 10:30
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30th

East Lothian Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
30 Apr, 18:00
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May 2024
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1st

Glasgow Queen's Park Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
1 May, 18:30
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2nd

Fife Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
2 May, 17:00
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7th

West Lothian Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
7 May, 17:30
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7th

Stirling Health Walk

SWAN Places
7 May, 17:30
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8th

Glasgow QUEENS PARK Health Walk

SWAN Places
8 May, 18:00
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12th

Edinburgh Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
12 May, 14:00
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16th

Glasgow BRIDGETON Health Walk

SWAN Places
16 May, 18:00
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20th

Falkirk Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
20 May, 16:30
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21st

Glasgow Bridgeton Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
21 May, 13:30
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21st

Stirling Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
21 May, 17:00
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26th

Inverness Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
26 May, 14:00
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27th

Dumfries & Galloway Social Meet up

SWAN Places
27 May, 10:30
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28th

East Lothian Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
28 May, 18:00
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31st

Dundee Social Meet Up

SWAN Places
31 May, 14:13
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SWAN Spaces

SWAN Spaces are regular online groups and events. They are safe, friendly autistic-only spaces, led by autistic staff.

In SWAN Spaces, you are free to participate as little or as much as you feel comfortable - talk, join in the text chat, read the closed captions, stim, bring your pets along, wrap yourself in a cosy blanket, or just watch and listen with your camera on or off.

Friends and allies, families and carers, and professionals and practitioners who do not identify as autistic but want to learn more about autistic women, girls and non-binary people are warmly welcomed to specific events only, where stated in the event description.

All of our online events are held on Zoom and you can book a place via Eventbrite.

Have a look at our SWAN Spaces to find out more:

Art & Craft Group

Autistic Parents’ Space

Edinburgh Social Meet up group Online

Moray social Meet Up online

Neuroqueer Social (LGBTQIA+ Group)

Online Peer Support Forum

Post-Diagnosis Groups

Pre-Diagnosis Drop-Ins

Wellbeing Webinars

Western Isles Social Meet Up Group Online

April 2024
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22nd

Western Isles Social Meet Up Group Online Online

SWAN Spaces
22 Apr, 18:00
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23rd

Moray SWAN Social Meet Up Group Online

SWAN Spaces
23 Apr, 18:00
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