Adult Social Club

 

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SOCIAL CLUB for Adults with ASD

Let's Catch Up!

2nd & 4th Wednesdays  |  7:00-8:00 pm  |  Zoom Meeting

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Feel free to “drop-in” via Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7-8 PM for the Adult Social Club! The Adult Social Club is for ages 18 and over and offers a way for you to connect and make friends with other adults with ASD who share interests and life’s challenges. The Social Club for Adults is designed for individuals who can take turns and participate in small group settings with a reliable form of language and an age-appropriate cognitive level.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Discuss topics that are important to you---employment, making friends, housing, movies, hobbies, dating, and more.
  • Light and informal atmosphere, so be prepared to meet new friends!

 

MEET THE LEADERS

Tess Gladstone is currently a graduate student pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology. She loves being a therapist and a researcher. Born and raised in Cleveland, she remains an avid Cleveland sports fan. Living on the east coast for several years, she also has an appreciation for New Haven style Apizza- mashed potatoes on a pizza which she says you should try! Outside of working hours you are most likely to find her running outside, reading a mystery or historical fiction novel, binging Hulu, playing with her nieces/nephew, or drinking a hot chocolate.

Zachary Strickler works at Kent State University in the Student Accessibility Services office. His education is in rehabilitation counseling; he is also on the Autism spectrum. This gives him an insight into the disability through a personal and professional light. He also likes many nerdy activities like D&D and wood working.


GUIDELINES TO PARTICIPATE

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Respect the other members in the group. Listen to their ideas and allow them to finish talking before you begin.
  • Different opinions or interests are OK. We are all entitled to our own point of view.
  • What is said in club meetings, stays in the club!
  • Respect everyone’s physical or mental differences.
  • Please identify yourself every time you speak as some members are not using video.
  • Please silence all electronics.
  • Make new friends and have fun!

The Club is not considered a therapy group and is not equipped for that purpose. It is only intended to provide an opportunity for connections and fun interactions among individuals of a similar age.  


DATE / TIME / LOCATION

  • Club meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM via Zoom.
  • Zoom meeting invite will be emailed to participates 1 day prior to each meeting.
  • An electronic device equipped with a microphone and camera are required to participate using the Zoom platform. Turning the camera on when the club meets is optional.


HOW TO SIGN UP

Participants already registered for the Adult Social Club do not need to register again.

If you are new to the Adult Social Club, please REGISTER HERE.  We look forward to having you!


QUESTIONS

If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Wendy Cline, LSW and ASGA Support Specialist via email here or via phone at 330.940.1441 ext 1. 


THANK YOU

We thank the Ronald L. Stiles Fund of Akron Community Foundation and the Hussman Foundation for their support of this program!

akron comm foundation    hussman foundation

 

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About the Autism Society of Greater Akron

The Autism Society of Greater Akron (ASGA) is part of a nationwide network of affiliates with the Autism Society of America, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization. ASGA serves Summit, Stark, Wayne, Portage and Medina counties (OH) and works locally to achieve its mission -- to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community with the resources needed to live fully.

ASGA is also a proud member of the Ohio Family Network (OFN), connecting people with disabilities and their families to local information and resources within their communities.  OFN provides opportunities to share ideas, find solutions to common challenges and inspire and strengthen others.

Event Details

Event Start Date 12-30-2022 8:00 pm