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. firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
TWEEN Summer Short Blast! (11 to 14 years) Social group for tweens 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 Thursdays from 10:00 to 1:00 p.m. (15 hours; includes all entry fees) July 13, 20, 27; August 3, 10 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.
TEEN Summer Short Blast! (14 to 18 years) Social group for teens 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 1:00 to 4:00 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.
Asperger’s Teen Community Group (13 to 18 years) Join friends in a relaxed and welcoming place where teens with asperger’s gather for video game playing featuring Super Smash, Pokémon DS, Magic the Gathering, pc games (bring your own lap top), board games, and conversations. Snack and pop provided. Goals: increasing social opportunity, increase social self-assurance and network with others. Prerequisites include an intake, previous successful group experience. Instructor Beth Kimmel. 15:1 ratio Meets at Drayton Plains Nature Center 2125 Denby Dr, Waterford Twp, MI 48329 $20 per night 6- 9:00 p.m. Tentative dates: June 3, July 1, August 5. email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
History Club (17+ 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. Prerequisites include interest in groups and intake. 6:1 ratio. Meets at 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 Join with other military history lovers for conversation 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 one a month TBD as a group email@example.com or 248-760-4267.
Ongoing Support Opportunities
Brain Attain offers sessions of neurofeedback that are individualized with protocols specific to address anxiety, migraines, executive function and other areas. Sharon Bergman at 248-819-4567 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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