Upcoming Events

During Covid-19, ASNV groups will be held on Zoom.

ISO: Board, committee, and sub-committee members.
No Experience Necessary
 

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia (ASNV), at its core, is a community of individuals affected by autism – parents,

self-advocates, siblings, service providers and allies - who are committed to supporting one another through our journey

with autism. Founded over the last 40 years ago, ASNV is one of more than 100 affiliates of the Autism Society of

America, which has been a leading source for trusted and reliable information about autism since 1965. For more

information, please see ASNV’s website at www.asnv.org. ASNV currently has four (4) standing committees which have board leadership but are open to any network members interested in contributing substantially to the mission and work of the Autism Society of Northern Virginia. Each committee may constitute and/or dissolve subcommittees as needed.

 

Executive Committee/Board Members

Chaired by the Board President with standing members including the Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Immediate

Past President and Executive Director (ED). Selection and application process. (email info@asnv.org for more information).

Subcommittees include: Human Resources Subcommittee (Periodic), Finance Committee (Periodic)

Development and Communications Committee

Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Member, Network Members, the Executive

Director and the Development and Communications Manager.

* Identify strategic opportunities for resource development

* Diversify and expand range of funding sources to ensure long-

term stability and to build capacity

* Publicly communicate the mission, vision, accomplishments and

value of ASNV and its work

Subcommittees include: Walk for Autism-Virginia Committee (Standing), Legacy Committee (Standing), Autism Acceptance Walk Committee (Standing)

Education and Support Committee

Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Members, Network Members, and the Executive Director.

* Providing strategic direction and support for ASNV’s education

and support programs and program development

* Create opportunities for families and individuals across our region

who have been touched by autism to engage in community

throughout the lifespan

* Provide programs that foster social and emotional support

* Provide autism education and encourage acceptance within the

broader community

* Provide access to resources and support that enable autistic

individuals to reach their greatest potential

Subcommittees include: IAF/Mini-Grant Subcommittee (Periodic), Hispanic Outreach Subcommittee (New)

Advocacy Committee

Chaired by a Board Member with standing members including Board Member, Network Members, and the Executive

Director.

* Providing strategic direction and support regarding policy

priorities and public engagement on systems change

* Provide advocacy and education to enhance awareness about

issues facing area citizens on the autism spectrum and their

families in a way that results in employers providing jobs and

workplace supports, elected officials developing supportive

policies, and media calling attention to key issues.

Ongoing Events

 

All Virtual & FREE: Pre-Registration Required

7 January - Middle-Age on the Spectrum Support Group from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Come learn and chat with our middle to older autistic adults about employment, relationships, dating, families, children, and so much more. Great thing about virtual meetings is you can join from anywhere. Email: info@asnv.org to register.

 

7 January - Advocacy Committee Meeting from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Providing strategic direction and support regarding policy priorities and public engagement on systems change. You MUST be an advocacy committee member to attend. If interested in joining, please email info@asnv.org. No experience necessary.
 
8 January – Education & Support Committee Meeting from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Providing strategic direction and support for ASNV’s education and support programs and program development. You MUST be an education & support committee member to attend. If interested in joining, please email info@asnv.org. No experience necessary.
 
9 January - Autism Education Workshop from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  
ASNV provides workshops and presentations on a variety of autism-related topics, ranging from an overview of autism to supporting autistic individuals across the lifespan.  Visit asnv.org/education for the latest workshop information or stay informed of all upcoming sessions and events by subscribing to ASNV's monthly newsletter. Visit asnv.org to subscribe! These sessions are FREE, but you must pre-register. Email info@asnv.org  to register.

9 January – Autism Support Group from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Welcome to the Autism Support Group where we can all come together to discuss tips, vent, gather resources, and most importantly learn and grow from one another. Maybe even add new folks to your tribes. Registration required. Email: info@asnv.org  to register.  .

9 January - Parents & Caregivers of Adults on the Spectrum Support Group from 1:30 -2:30 p.m.
This is held monthly on the second Saturday. This group is self-led support group for parents and caregivers of adults on the autism spectrum. If you are interested in meeting with other caregivers and parents to get support and discuss topics like employment, life transitions, fostering independence, and more, please join us! Event is free but pre-registration is required. Email: info@asnv.org to register

9 January - The Autism Partnership (TAP) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. TOPIC: TBD.TAP is a life and social-skills group by autistic adults, for autistic adults. Each meeting focuses on a different topic that helps adults on the spectrum live life to the fullest. The second half of every meeting is a structured social hour, in which participants can play games, talk, and make new friends. New members are always welcome! No RSVP required; for more info email info@asnv.org.
 
16 January - Autism Social Club on Saturday, 16 January from 12:00–1:00pm.  
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89937998309?pwd=VG9ISjNlYTQzS1ZrdVZhdmhXcEdTdz09 Meeting ID: 876 5532 6071 Passcode: 276691. This Autism Social Club is for high school students through young adults. Hosted by Judah & Adajo Dowd, 2 trained ASNV volunteers. They play jeopardy, online games, talk about gaming, music, arts, and just have fun. RSVP required! For more information, please contact Dr. Nicci Dowd at autismsoclub@gmail.com.
 
21 January - Lunch Bunch from 11:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch as join us. Third Thursday of every month.. TOPIC: Developing Your Talents for the Workforce. Pre-registration required. Email: info@asnv.org  to register. 

23 January - The Autism Partnership (TAP) from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. Topic:  Richard Demaret:  "Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults" by Zosia Zaks. TAP is a life and social-skills group by autistic adults, for autistic adults. Each meeting focuses on a different topic that helps adults on the spectrum live life to the fullest. The second half of every meeting is a structured social hour, in which participants can play games, talk, and make new friends. New members are always welcome! No RSVP required; for more info email info@asnv.org.

23 January – Autism Social Club from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89937998309?pwd=VG9ISjNlYTQzS1ZrdVZhdmhXcEdTdz09 Meeting ID: 876 5532 6071 Passcode: 276691. This Autism Social Club for high school students through young adults. Hosted by Judah & Adajo Dowd, 2 trained ASNV volunteers. They play jeopardy, online games, talk about gaming, music, arts, and just have fun. RSVP required! For more information, please contact Dr. Nicci Dowd at autismsoclub@gmail.com.
 
28 January – Lunch and Learn (please email RAAC to sign-up), from 12:00 -1:00 p.m.
Join via zoom for Rappahannock Area Autism Council, where providers of different specialty answer your questions on all thing’s autism. Learn about resources and Q/A. RSVP to: raac.info@gmail.com for an invitation. Learn about IEP/Special needs questions, service suggestions, how to cope, resources.
 
30 January – Autism Social Club from 12:00 –1:00 p.m.  
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89937998309?pwd=VG9ISjNlYTQzS1ZrdVZhdmhXcEdTdz09 Meeting ID: 876 5532 6071 Passcode: 276691. This Autism Social Club for high school students through young adults. Hosted by Judah & Adajo Dowd, 2 trained ASNV volunteers. They play jeopardy, online games, talk about gaming, music, arts, and just have fun. RSVP required! For more information, please contact Dr. Nicci Dowd at austismsoclub@gmail.com.

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