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

 

ASA Sensory Friendly Movies are back!  

The AMC Tyson's Corner 16, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. Tyson's Corner Center, McLean, VA 22102.  AMC Entertainment and the Autism Society have teamed up to bring families affected by autism and other disabilities a special opportunity to enjoy new current movies in a safe and accepting environment on a monthly basis with the "Sensory Friendly Films" program.  In order to provide a more accepting and comfortable setting for this unique audience, the movie auditoriums will have their lights brought up and the sound turned down.  Families will be able to bring in their own gluten-free, casein-free snacks, and no previews or advertisements should be shown before the movie.  Additionally, audience members are welcome to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing - in other words, AMC's "Silence is Golden" policy will not be enforced, unless the safety of the audience is in question.  More information can be found at https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films.  In accordance with CDC guidelines, masks are recommended for everyone regardless of vaccination status.  Masks may be required.

 

Autism Social Club
Decmber 11th

The Autism Social Club meets on the first Saturday of every month! The next club meeting is December 11th from Noon to 1pm.  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 and dial instructions for those not in Virginia area, please contact Dr. Nicci Dowd at autismsoclub@gmail.com

 

 

Zumba with Aryona
Tuesdays every month from 11:00 - 11:30 A.M.!

Despite her physical and Intellectual Disabilities, Aryona shares her passion of music and dance with others as a Zumba Instructor, particularly to those who have Special Needs or limited mobility.  Whatever your level of movement may be, please join us for 30 minutes of non-judgmental, at your own pace fun!  Dance movements can also be done if you are in a wheelchair or even with a regular chair if you are not stable standing.  What will you need?  You will need space to dance, comfortable shoes (no bare feet or socks), water for hydration, and lastly, your smile! Free to attend, free to join. Please email info@asnv.org for more information.               
Parents and Caregivers Support Group
December 11th from 1:00-2:00pm 
Parents, grandparents, family member’s, teacher’s & caregivers of those on the Spectrum! Feeling overwhelmed? Want to connect with others? Join us on December 11th from 1:00-2:00pm.  This forum is a place for all the heroes that are woven into their autistic person’s life to relax a bit and brainstorm. A place to offer each other encouragement, ideas, resources, and tips. Come share experiences, successes, and frustrations as we continue our efforts to improve the overall care and interactions with these special members of our community. Please email info@asnv.org for more information


Teen Time!
December 11th from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday December 11th in a forum where all teens ages 13-19 are welcome to get together to discuss topics and issues that are important to them! Topics and themes ranging from middle and high school “stuff”, life-skills for independence or just getting together to make new friends! Parents and siblings are welcome to participate too! Teens will have the time to ask questions, make new friends, play games, socialize, and find friends with common interests. For more information or to offer topic/themes or suggest more convenient meeting times, please email us at info@asnv.org

Adulting on the Spectrum

December 18th this month.

ASNV Adulting on the Spectrum...(Previously "middle age on the spectrum") Normally on the 4th Saturday of the month, this December, please join us on Saturday December 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for a support group for those "Adulting" on the spectrum. If you are officially diagnosed or self-identify as an autistic individual, please join us! This is a great group for people to discuss their personal challenges, share experiences and tips for adulting on the spectrum.  Subjects include independent living, sustaining employment, transportation challenges, planning for the future, dating, relationships, marriage, raising children, and so much more! For more information or to make suggestions, please email info@asnv.org.
 

 The Autism Project- “TAP”

Only on December 11th this month.
Come "TAP" into each other’s experiences! TAP is a life and social-skills support group made up of and run by 20+ year old adults on the spectrum.  Normally on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The first hour of each meeting focuses on a different topic chosen each week, by members. The second hour is for further sharing, enjoying each other's company, and encouraging each other to live life to the fullest! Members play games, make new friends and can catch up with old ones. New members are always welcome!  Email us at info@asnv.org for more information. 

 

ASNV  is always open to volunteers of all ages for various tasks. Volunteer as often as you like. This is a great opportunity to share your skills with your community!  We also encourage high school and college students who need volunteer hours and experience, to please join us!
                                                             Please email: info@asnv.org for more information!

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