NEW! TWEEN MINGLE (11 - 16 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 11 5:30 -7:30: Zap Zone of Waterford (includes 2 games laser tag, ice warmer, $2 game tokens for tween and partner PLUS $5 off any future Autism ASK event coupon) $35 per pair. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267
NEW! TEEN MINGLE (13 - 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 17 5:30 -7:30: Zap Zone of Waterford (includes 2 games laser tag, ice warmer, $2 game tokens for tween and partner PLUS $5 off any future Autism ASK event coupon) $35 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.
Magic the Gathering (11 to 16 years). This class is for brand new players as well as beginners just starting to play Magic the Gathering. We will teach the basic rules and help you on your way to becoming an all knowing Wizard able to face any opponent in a game of Magic the Gathering! Goals include gaining confidence in social settings, networking opportunities. Pre-requisite includes intake. 6 to 2 ratio. $120 for 6 sessions 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. November 2, 16, 30; December 7, 14, 21 . Comic City 466 N. Telegraph Pontiac 48341
Minecraft Club! (12 to 16 years). Minecraft is a great tool for strategic thinking, team playing and, of course, wiping out zombies! In this social setting we add the real-time element of face to face and building local relationships. Prerequisites include intake, desire to participate in a group setting, Minecraft subscription and laptop. 6 to 1 ratio. Thursdays November 2, 16, 30; December 7, 14, 21 6:15 - 7:30 p.m. $120 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
TWEEN Kickstarter! (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. $130 for three 3 hour sessions. 10:00 - 1:00 p.m. 11/18, 12/16, 1/13 Cost covers all activity fees and transportation. 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.
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: October 6 (Friday), November 4 (Saturday), December 1 (Friday). firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. November 1, 8, 15, 29; December 6, 13. $150 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 248-760-4267.
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 .