Friends of in touch is a registered charity that supports emotionally and socially vulnerable children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions, and behaviours associated with them, in the Borough of Eastleigh, Hampshire.  The charity facilitates social inclusion by promoting emotional well-being and positive mental health among children and young people.


Junior youth group

Junior youth group is for children from ages 9 to 13

Junior youth group meets at Y-Zone Youth Centre, Fair Oak, SO50 8RB on Tuesdays during term time from 4.30 to 6.00pm. This group are also able to share activities with the senior youth group.

Members and parents can contact the group leader on the night on 07789 691448

Price £3.75 per session

Senior youth group

Senior youth group is for young people from ages 13 to 18

Senior youth group, Next Generation Socialization (NGS), meets at Y-Zone Youth Centre, Fair Oak, SO50 8RB on Tuesdays from 6.30 to 8.30pm. They have a varied programme, both in and out of the centre.

Members and parents can contact the group leaders on the night on 07734 590973

Price £3.75 per session

Holiday groups

Holiday groups take place during the school holidays

Activities take place during the summer school holidays with summer programmes, family picnics and days out, and occasionally at Easter and Christmas.

Contact number for these activities 07789 691448

Young Adult Group

The Young Adult Group is for adults from ages 18 to 30


For for information phone 07789 691448


Useful links

The National Autistic Society

The leading UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families.

South Hampshire Branch, The National Autistic Society

Based in Eastleigh, this is our local NAS branch.

Hampshire Children's Services

Information on Special needs - children with learning difficulties or disabilities

Hampshire Local Autism Directory

The LAD provides information about many local issues including support groups, activities, schools, employment, housing, developments taking place across Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and neighbouring counties. It also has clear and simply written autism research articles to help people stay up to date with new approaches and helpful information.