Virtual Social Clubs

Club ASC

Mission:

Autism Support Community wanted to create opportunities for socialization. We realize that these opportunities are sometimes difficult to find for people on the spectrum. This becomes even more difficult during transition periods. ASC wanted to have a safe space to create clubs based on unique interests. These are not formal social skills classes. These clubs are an opportunity to engage and develop the skills and friendships in a natural setting with peers.

What is Club ASC?

Coworkers Talking on Video Conference

Autism Support Community offers an inclusive safe setting to virtually meet up and socialize with friends. Clubs have volunteer moderators that are there for support if needed.


Club ASC meetings are organized by anyone who has an idea for a group. It might be a book club, a movie watching club, a dungeons and dragons club, a Magic the Gathering club, or Pokemon club. Any interest that you want to share with others.
 

There are rules that all Clubs must adhere to.

Club ASC Rules of Conduct:

  • All clubs are approved by ASC.

  • All clubs have a moderator.

  • All Clubs are on zoom. ASC does not support in person clubs/meetings

  • No money is to be exchanged during a club including no betting or purchasing from other participants.

  • Clubs are for members of that club only. Do not share access information with others.

  • Inclusive: Clubs cannot discriminate based on gender, race, disability, or sexual orientation.

  • Sportsmanship: Game play can lead to lively interactions and sometimes frustration. All participants will behave with good sportsmanship. Make sure all group members are being included. Make sure all club members are part of decision making.

  • Harassment: Harassment between participants is not permitted.

  • Privacy: Participants are never required to give out any personal information.

  • Language: Some adult groups may choose to permit swearing. This will be included in the club description so all participants are in agreement. However, there are limitations to this. Swearing may not be directed towards another participant. It cannot be racial or sexual in nature. It cannot be used in a harassing or unsportsmanlike nature. Participants that use excessive language will be asked to curb it.

Participants that do not follow the Club ASC Rules will be given a warning. Participants who continue to not to follow Club ASC Rules after the warning will be removed from club. Second club removal will result in removal from Club ASC participation.

Social Club Options selected by Club Creators:

  • Type of Club

  • Age group of participants (if adult club will swearing be permitted)

  • Number of participants

  • Who will be the moderator

  • Date and time of meetings (worked out with moderator availability)

Moderator Role:

Moderators are volunteers. Moderators may not be a parent of a club participant. Why is this?
Sometimes people on the spectrum never have a chance to just be themselves without supervision or
scrutiny. ASC wanted to create a space that has freedom within a safe boundary. Moderators stay in
the background and do not get involved in the club unless there is a problem the group is unable to
resolve on their own. Moderators will give them a chance to try to resolve it on their own. If they
cannot, Moderators may place participants in time-out to cool off. Moderators may also remove
participants that are not following the Club ASC rules of conduct.

Join a Club!

Find out what clubs are available to join.
Click here to see club descriptions and Calendar of events.

Form a Club!

Interested in forming your own virtual social club?
Do you have a great idea for a club?

Are you a natural leader or want to learn to be one?

Click on the button below to send your idea(s).