Autism Groups

Lincolnshire’s Virtual Autism Hub provides funding to community-led groups to increase social and learning opportunities for autistic people and their parent/carers.

The grant programme is part of the Hub's vision to create a co-ordinated countywide network of support.

 To find out dates, times and details of the groups listed below please contact the Hub. 


Groups currently running across the county supported by the Hub are:

  • Alford Hub - A new support group called ‘Aspiration Support’ looking at skills and independence for children and younger people aged 14 and over.
  • Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP) – A weekly support group called ‘Diverse Connections’ for parents, running on alternate weeks in Mablethorpe and Alford. They also provide a weekly online support group for autistic adults living in East or West Lindsey.
  • Community Learning in Partnership (CLIP) – ‘Thriving Abilities’ - A weekly support group for autistic men and a weekly support group for autistic women in Gainsborough.
  • Creatively Autistic Together - A new organisation that will provide monthly adult Dungeons & Dragons sessions in Grantham.
  • Darkside Rising CICSelf-defence and mindfulness sessions in Lincoln for autistic females.
  • MindSpace - An autistic adults’ group in Bourne, recently established to offer fortnightly adult support sessions.
  • MindSpace - Fortnightly adult support sessions in Stamford.
  • PAACT (Parents & Autistic Children Together) – A face-to-face post-diagnostic course in Lincoln for parents, called ‘Navigating the Path Ahead: Helping Your Autistic Child Thrive’.
  • PAACT (Parents & Autistic Children Together) – A face-to-face post-diagnostic course in Lincoln for older children, called ‘Your Autism Superpowers’.
  • soundLINCS - UpBEAT! New music-based groups for autistic adults – one group based in Gainsborough and a second in Spalding.
  • soundLINCS - UpBEAT! New music sessions for autistic adults who attend other support groups.
  • TaylorITEX CIC – A support group for autistic adults, recently established to offer weekly support and activity sessions in Boston.
  • Rainbow Stars Disability Group – A drumming project offering sessions in Sleaford.
  • Rainbow Stars Disability Group – Twice weekly sessions in Sleaford called ‘Grow it, Cook it, Eat it!’ for autistic adults, which will include vegetable growing at a community allotment, cooking and eating lunch together.
  • Umbrellas - A Lincoln-based youth club offering term-time weekly activity sessions for older children and young people.
  • Umbrellas – Weekly sessions helping with schoolwork, run by teacher-trained volunteer parents in Lincoln. These will include some holiday sessions.  

Contact us:

Virtual Autism Hub
LPFT Unit 3
St George's
Long Leys Road


01522 458588