NEW! 18+ MINGLE (18+ yrs) MINGLE is an occasional social opportunity that has you bring a trusted social navigation partner (18 or older, please) to help you connect with others! Each MINGLE is a 2 hour opportunity that starts with a warming activity aimed at introducing and engaging attendees followed by a FUN activity where you and your chosen navigator create connections with other participants. Pre-requisites: intake, attend with social navigation partner, Goals include identifying peers with similar interests, networking, increasing social confidence.
NOVEMBER 3rd 5:30 -7:30: Bowling (includes 2 games and shoes, ice warmer, one pop each for attendee and partner PLUS $5 off any future Autism ASK event coupon) $40 per pair. Contact email@example.com or Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267
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!
October 8, November 12, December 10 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.
18+ Kickstarter! (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. $170 for four 3 hour sessions September 22, October 13, November 10, December 8 5:15 - 8:15 p.m. 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 Kickstarter! (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. $170 (cost includes all entry fees and transportation) for four 3 hour sessions November 11, December 9 and January 13 10 - 1:00 p.m 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. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13. $150 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, Jackbox, 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: 10/21, 11/18, 11/16 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
Next Step (any age, but particularly helpful when at a plateau). This 3 part support is an opportunity to celebrate and learn from successes, establish current hurdles, and design an action plan of goals that will help you attain your next level of success. Four domains of adult living are the focus: education/training, employment, social, and independent living. This first appointment is 1.5 hours and is a casual conversation gathering info in those four domains, including goals (long and short term) for each. The second part has Autism ASK develop a resource and referral report listing a minimum of 8 options, unique to each person, of supports to help reach your goals. Part three has us gather again for a 1 hour meeting where you use the resource and referral report to create your action plan. All 3 parts, including report, are covered in the $300 cost (half paid in first appointment and balance due at action plan). Contact Beth Kimmel at 248-760-4267 or email@example.com .
Autism ASK offers employment related supports (career readiness, job search, shadows, action plans). 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 .