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Any opportunites for holiday get-togethers with people aware of the Autism Spectrum?

MROSS

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Any potential opportunites for holiday get-togethers with people aware of adults of the Autism Spectrum - who are laregly indepdendent?

By the very nature of the Autism Spectrum, the get-togethers would at most involve five people - that is the dynamics of large get-togethers might very-well be overwhelming.

If these are get-toghethers of a few people at a local coffee-place, than muster that courage, and participate...or GO.
 

Jumpinbare

Aspie Naturist and retired Absent-minded Professor
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Agreed, any get together I would attend would need to be small. Haven't heard of any im Central Florida. Might be, but haven't heard
 

DaisyRose

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I just a got a newsletter about seeing Christmas lights in my state. It sucks because it’s at the capitol of my state, so it’s a two hour drive. I wish they had closer gatherings because I would definitely go.
 

VictorR

Random Member
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If you're in or near a major city there's likely one or more groups that may have something.

I was taking a quick look at the San Francisco Bay Area and here's a couple groups, of which the first two have a Christmas event. Of note, I don't use Facebook but I'm aware there are some AS / ND groups that use Facebook exclusively or primarily.

EVENTS | AASCEND.org (San Francisco)

Neurodiverse universe | Meetup (San Jose)

Bay Area Autism Meetup Group All Kinds of Fun Activities | Meetup (San Francisco)

Neurodivergent social meetup | Meetup (Santa Clara)
 

Shamar

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Any potential opportunites for holiday get-togethers with people aware of adults of the Autism Spectrum - who are laregly indepdendent?

By the very nature of the Autism Spectrum, the get-togethers would at most involve five people - that is the dynamics of large get-togethers might very-well be overwhelming.

If these are get-toghethers of a few people at a local coffee-place, than muster that courage, and participate...or GO.
I would certainly consider thinking about the possibility of acquiescing to such an event. Loneliness sucks, and even I need social contact. I'm in the Denver, CO area. Anyone interested, PM or reply on this thread.
 

ManuelXX

Member
Any potential opportunites for holiday get-togethers with people aware of adults of the Autism Spectrum - who are laregly indepdendent?

By the very nature of the Autism Spectrum, the get-togethers would at most involve five people - that is the dynamics of large get-togethers might very-well be overwhelming.

If these are get-toghethers of a few people at a local coffee-place, than muster that courage, and participate...or GO.
I can't come with you but I would like to say that it could be a very nice experience for people who have the possibility to take part to this holiday.
 

MROSS

Well-Known Member
Quite awhile ago, I had experienced arts programs for teh developmentally disabled. I had found it beneficial to interact with the arts instructors, staff, and participants in the programs.

Presently, I'm seeking the meeting of people who've had experience with the arts (this might include gallery owners who've hosted artists on the spectrum), as well as arts intructors, and support staff.

I had not had luck with mettups focusing on the Autism Spectrum - this is common for adults on the spectrum who are larelgy indepdendent, and feel that too much focus on the Autism Spectrum is unnecessary.
 

MROSS

Well-Known Member
Quite awhile ago, I had experienced arts programs for teh developmentally disabled. I had found it beneficial to interact with the arts instructors, staff, and participants in the programs.

Presently, I'm seeking the meeting of people who've had experience with the arts (this might include gallery owners who've hosted artists on the spectrum), as well as arts intructors, and support staff.

I had not had luck with mettups focusing on the Autism Spectrum - this is common for adults on the spectrum who are larelgy indepdendent, and feel that too much focus on the Autism Spectrum is unnecessary.

A discussion thread expands on the following experiences: I had not had luck with meet-ups focusing on the Autism Spectrum - this is common for adults on the spectrum who are largely indepdendent (esp. NeuroTypical like). Too much focus on the Autism Spectrum is unnecessary.

Consider arts programs (without mentions of the Autism Spectrum) to meet new people:

In the 'Hobbies, Interests & Entertainment - Visual Arts Forum' discussion thread, 'Can arts programs "break the ice" in meeting new people?'

 

VictorR

Random Member
V.I.P Member
I had not had luck with meet-ups focusing on the Autism Spectrum - this is common for adults on the spectrum who are largely indepdendent (esp. NeuroTypical like). Too much focus on the Autism Spectrum is unnecessary.

Sorry about your experiences.

In my experiences, it really comes down to the group and the event.

I've been in some events where we talk about AS related challenges, and events where we're hanging out and we all just happen to be AS or ND.

Even with a given group, where there are different types if events they may attract different participants and so have different dynamics.
 

MROSS

Well-Known Member
Another discussion-thread in the 'Friends, Family, and Social Skills Forum' is on the topic labeled 'Holiday Cards, Gifts, and Get-Togethers.'
 

MROSS

Well-Known Member
Holiday get-togethers offer opportunites to discuss issues with people concerned with the Autism Spectrum.

Many people concerned with the Autism Spectrum are not communicating on such forums as 'Autism Forums' - hence face-to-face discussions are also important to "break the ice."

LINK on PBS show 'In A Different Key' and discussions on 'living trusts' for audlts who are laeregly indepdent - adults who need very little in teh way of supports: Anybody view the 2022 PBS show, 'In a Different Key?'
 

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