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!
Sunday March 12, 2017 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 by 3/9 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.
NEW! Book Club! (18+) Meet up with fellow book lovers and discuss what you read (and thought... and wondered.... and were puzzled by... and inspired by... and...). We will together decide the pace of the group and future titles. We are starting with a getting to know you night where we will choose our first title. Goals include increasing social networks, conversations. Pre-requisites include intake and interest in sharing as well as listening. 7:1 ratio. Wednesdays 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. January 11, 25 February 8, 22 $80 plus responsibile for getting access to the book. email@example.com or 248-760-4267
NEW! Got Ink?(18+) Pen and paper or keyboard? fiction or non-fiction? for profit or pure love of writing? It's all good here! Our focus is on creating a safe group for reciprocal sharing and growing as authors and meeting others who feel likewise! Bring along a sample of your writing (maximum of 1 page, 5 copies, please) to the first meeting. Pre-requisites include intake, open to accept differing perspectives, desire to write. 6:1 ratio. Meet at the Waterford Township Public Library Wednesdays 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. February 1, 15 March 1 $60. firstname.lastname@example.org 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. March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 5, 23, 26 $175 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
Laser Tag! (15+) Get your adrenaline going with some friendly competition at Zap Zone! We play 3 games 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 Autism ASK Thursdays Thursdays March 9, 23 and April 13, 27. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m (OR at Zap Zone 6:45 to 8:10 p.m. ) . $105 includes cost of laser tag games and equipment NOTE: meet at Zap Zone. 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: January 21, February 18, March 18 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
ART EXPRESSIONS! (18+) Opportunity for those who like to express themselves via arts to gather with other makers. Each session will have an example piece to make plus the materials and instructions to duplicate as well as extras so you can customize your creation! Perfect for self-expression and creating fandom based art! Goals include self-expression, increasing social confidence, networking with peers. Pre-requisites include intake. Fridays 2:15 to 3:45 p.m. Groups forming for early spring! email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
Weekend Kickstarter! (18+) After your week of school, work or other responsibilities, join together with others looking to get out and have fun! Specific activities will be identified by the group but may include things like festivals, seasonal fun, bowling, cooking together, museum, nature park…. Whatever the group decides is a great way to hang and have fun! Goals include networking with peers, gaining social confidence, trying something new. Pre-requisites include intake, previous successful group experience. Up to 8 to 1 ratio. Led by Beth Kimmel Fridays 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. February 3, March 3, April 7 $130 includes transportation and entrée fees to all activities. Beth@autism-ask.com or 248-760-4267 to register.
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. Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. January 7, February 5, March 5. $90 (includes transportation costs). Beth@autism-ask.com or 248-760-4267
Women with Asperger’s Support Group: Please join us as we discuss what it means to be a woman with AS, current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics! This is free of charge For more information and to register, contact Bonny Pomeroy, moderator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-881-5236.
Men with Asperger’s Support Group: Please join us as we discuss current research, employment concerns and many other timely topics! This is free of charge For more information and to register, contact Bonny Pomeroy, moderator, at email@example.com or 248-881-5236.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org .