ASRC - ASD ADULT AND OLDER TEEN SUPPORT AND SOCIAL GROUP
Our adult group is constantly adding new members. In addition to our adults, we've had good luck
with some teenagers as young as 15. If you have a son or daughter who is a teen, encourage them
to give our group a try. Our board games, DVDs and hikes appeal to all ages.
In 2007 we started meeting regularly to watch DVDs at ASRC. We're fortunate enough to have a
tremendous seven foot screen for the DVDs. We've seen almost 100 movies. The DVD nights are
becoming our most popular activity.
We've now been holding Board Games Nights at the Wallingford Recreation Center since 2005.
With the exception of the monthly support group, the Board Game Night is our longest running activity.
Michael S. is doing a great job running our Games Night. We routinely get about ten people playing
games and socializing. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.
We've been having a Halloween party, a New Year's Eve party and a Super Bowl Party every year.
All of these parties have been very popular.
We've got four different activities that we schedule quite regularly. We have support meetings on
the second Friday. We have board games, hikes and DVDs. Between those four and our parties and
infrequent outings, we are doing something every week and sometimes two or three things in the same week.
As busy as our group is, we still have plenty of room for anyone who'd like to join us. Just call or e-mail
me and I'll start sending you notices as we schedule activities. Our group is intended for adults on the spectrum,
but anyone who is a good fit with our group is welcome at many of our activities. We have teens, spouses and
siblings who join us. And, we've had young children on the spectrum join us along with their parents.
The best way to determine if our group is for you is to join us for an activity. The odds are, we have an activity
coming up in the next few days.
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Wadsworth Falls and Halloween
Hiking and Japanese Anime Night on June 30th
Photos from our Sailing Trip in Mystic on June 3rd
Photos from our Weekly Hike at Sleeping Giant
These are pictures from our Adult Support Group meeting with special guest Jerry Newport.
Jerry Newport is an individual with Aspergers who has written a number of books on the subject,
lectures widely, and is the author of Mozart & The Whale, a book out now, as well as a movie in DVD.
Great film for those of you who haven't seen it. It stars Josh Hartnett as Jerry.