The Lord Mayor of Exeter's Charity of the year 2012 -
Social Opportunities (SOCOPS)
children 8-16 years of age with High Functioning Autistic Spectrum Condition and their families.
SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES (SOCOPS)
In 2005 a group of parents who all had children on the Autistic Spectrum
decided to set up a social skills youth club for their own children and others in the community. Due to their Autism it was
felt that the children were missing out on mainstream clubs and needed a group to call their own. A committee was formed to
set up and oversee the running of the group and in April 2005 SOCOPS was launched. It was initially run once every two weeks
at a local church hall in Exeter with just six families. SOCOPS registered as a charity in 2009, it currently runs two weekly
youth groups operating within Exeter , works with up to 30 families and is now officially the Lord Mayor of Exeter's
Charity of the year.
Social Opportunities for children with High Functioning Autism and their families
Registered Charity Number 1133360