NEW! Gaming Night at Jester's Gallery! (16+) Autism ASK and Jester’s Gallery are teaming up! Jester’s Gallery is opening up their SPACIOUS gaming facility after hours exclusively to Autism ASK featuring: full 2 hours open game play, snacks and drinks, tutorials on variety of games, access to games, gathering of gaming enthusiasts, gift shop, safe, inclusive and welcoming environment supported by Beth of Autism ASK
Magic the Gathering•Super Smash on WiiU•YuGiOh•Pokemon DS•Tabletop gaming•Dungeons and Dragons•traditional board and card games•PC games•Wii party•Have another game you want you want to create a group for? Just ASK!
May 7, June 11, July 9 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. $15 covers open play, game access, tutorials, snacks (gift shop extra) Jester’s Gallery Collectible Card Gaming 1400 Scott Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328 Current ASK members :preregister Wednesday prior to Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267
Not currently a member but interested in joining: Call Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267 to set up an intake.
Zap Zone! (13+) Get your adrenaline going with some friendly competition at Zap Zone! We play 3 games (alternate between laser tag, glow golf, canon blast, bumper cars and mini bowling) with just enough time in between to catch your breath, interact with friends and maybe even play an arcade game or two (arcade cost not included). Goals include increasing social confidence, broadening social network. Pre-requisites include intake, previous successful group experience. Led by Beth Kimmel. 18 to 1 ratio. Meet at Zap Zone Thursdays May 25; June 1, 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m (OR at Zap Zone 6:45 to 8:10 p.m. ) . $75 includes cost of games and equipment NOTE: meet at Zap Zone. email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
18+ Summer Short Blast! (18 -23 years) Social group for young adults interested in community action-based fun. (bowling, laser tag, boating, go-karting, more!) Goals include community integration, action-based leisure, increased social opportunity. Pre-requisite includes intake, previous successful group participation, safety in community with 6 to 1 ratio. $215 for 5 weeks Tuesdays from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (15 hours; includes all entry fees) July 11, 18, 25; August 1, 8 Pick up and drop off at parking lot of Waterford Twp Public Library 5169 Civic Drive Waterford, MI 48329. firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
Adult Summer Short Blast! (25 + years) Social group for adults interested in community action-based fun. (bowling, laser tag, boating, trails, summer concerts-in-the-park, more!) Goals include community integration, action-based leisure, increased social opportunity. Pre-requisite includes intake, previous successful group participation, safety in community with 6 to 1 ratio. $215 for 5 weeks Wednesdays from 4:20 to 7:10 p.m. (15 hours; includes all entry fees) July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9 Pick up and drop off at parking lot of Waterford Twp Public Library 5169 Civic Drive Waterford, MI 48329. email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
History Club (16+ years) History buffs unite! History of all kinds (leaders, events, etc) will be interacted with in a variety of ways as chosen by the group and may include sharing collections, watching short documentaries and discussing, having guest speakers. Prerequisites include interest in groups and intake. 6:1 ratio. Meets at the Waterford Township Public Library Wed. 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. May 17, 24, 31 $75 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
Military History Club ( 16+ years) Join with other history lovers for conversation, sharing collections and resources and field trips to local places of historical interest. Goals include increasing social opportunity, networking with peers and increasing social confidence. Pre-requisites include an intake, previous successful group experience.5 to 1 ratio. $185 (includes all fees) Dates monthlyTBD as a group. email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
18+ Night (18+ years) YugiOh, Dungeons and Dragons, Smash, Pokémon DS, Magic the Gathering, board games and Wii Party and conversations are favorites! Light snacks provided. Goals include increasing social opportunity, networking with peers and increasing social confidence. Pre-requisites include intake, previous successful group experience. Led by Beth Kimmel.18 to 1 ratio. Meets at Drayton Plains Nature Center 2125 Denby Dr, Waterford Twp, MI 48329 $20 per party 6 to 9:00 p.m. Tentative dates: May 20, June 10, July 15, August 19 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
Flea Market Meet Up! (18+) No need for experience…. Just an interest in exploring local markets for your kind of treasures! Goals include trying new things, increasing social confidence and joining with peers. Pre-requisites include intake and success with community based groups. Up to 8 to 1 ratio. Led by Beth Kimmel. Dates TBD by group $100 (includes transportation costs). Beth@autism-ask.com or 248-760-4267
Ongoing Support Opportunities
Pomeroy Counseling offers private counselling sessions for individuals diagnosed with ASD, anxiety, depression, or ADHD; siblings; marriage and family. Contact Bonny Pomeroy at 248-881-5236 or email@example.com
Brain Attain offers sessions of neurofeedback that are individualized to each person with protocols specific to address anxiety, PTSD, migraines, executive function and other areas. For more information or to set up an intake, contact Sharon Bergman at 248-819-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Autism ASK offers employment related supports (career readiness, job search, shadows, action plans). Vendored with Michigan Rehabilitative Services. For those with services through MORC and CLS, independent facilitations for person centered planning can be contracted at no cost to the individual. Contact Beth Kimmel at 248-760-4267 or email@example.com .