Upcoming Events

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

Upcoming Special Events

3 September 2020: General Election Forum #2 from 6:30pm to 8pm. 

A “virtual” forum, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone with the campaign of candidates for Virginia’s 11th Congressional District, United States House of Representatives.  Join us to hear first from Gerry Connolly (D, incumbent) and then Manga Anantatmula (R, challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the Developmental Disabilities community if elected in November 2020. Connolly will speak from 6:30-7:15 PM and Anantatmula will answer the same questions from 7:15-8 PM. Preregistration is required to attend at https://tinyurl.com/2020CongForum2.

6 September 2020: General Election Forum #3 from 6:30 to 8pm. 

A “virtual” forum, on your computer, tablet, or smartphone with the campaign of candidates for Virginia’s 8th Congressional District, United States House of Representatives.  Join us to hear from Don Beyer (D, incumbent) and Jeff Jordan (R, challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia’s 8th Congressional District. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the DD community if elected in November 2020. Preregistration is required to attend at https://tinyurl.com/2020CongForum1

 

29 September 2020: Volunteer Orientation from 11:00am – 12:00 pm. Who are we? What do we do? Why do we do it? How can you get involved? How can YOU make a difference? Come out to learn about volunteering with ASNV! Registration required! Register at: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Interested in volunteering but cannot make it? Questions? Email: info@asnv.org

Ongoing Events

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday:

TEEN TOPICS from 4:00pm - 5:00pm NEW!

The Autism Society of Northern Virginia is once again launching a 5-series inclusive group titled TEEN TOPICS for autistic teens, as well as neurotypical teens. Teens ages 13-18 years old will learn life-skills from appropriate touch, hygiene, laundry/chores to build independ17 September – Lunch Bunch on Thursday, 17 September, from 11:00am-12:00pm. Come and spend up to 1 hour of your lunch break with us. TOPIC: Autism 101.  Join the Autism Society of Northern Virginia for a FREE Autism 101. Are you new to the Autism community or want to learn more about Autism services, therapies and supports? Are you overwhelmed with all the autism literature out there?  Do you not know where to start? Autism 101 is a 1-hour overview which includes: What is autism? What therapies and interventions exist? How do I access services? How do I pay for them? What should I expect down the road? .and much more! Register at: https://asnv.nonprofiteasy.net/PublicPages/Event/Details.aspx?eid=34434ence, to prepare a simple meals/snacks, social media and safety precautions, making and keeping friends. We will make new friends, learn from other autistic/neurotypical teens, and have a fun time! Learn life skills, socialize, play games, and make new friends. LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS! Dates are Mondays, September 21, 28. October 5, 19, 26 from 4:00-5:00pm. This is a zoom session.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED: https://asnv.nonprofiteasy.net/PublicPages/Event/Details.aspx?eid=34435

Thursday:

Middle-Age on the Spectrum from 6:00pm – 7:00pm  (September 3 & 17)

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88557438808 Meeting ID: 885 5743 8808. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  Find your local number at https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kAcbUPLbT. Come learn and chat with our middle to older autistic adults about employment, relationships, dating, families, children, and so much more. This chat is hosted by Dr. Nicci Dowd, one of our ASNV volunteers. These sessions are FREE. You do not want to miss. Great thing about virtual meetings? You can join from anywhere. Hope to see you there. 

ASNV Lunch Bunch from 11:00am - 12:00pm (September 17) NEW!

Come and spend up to 1 hour of your lunch break with us. Join the Autism Society of Northern Virginia for Autism 101. Are you new to the Autism community or want to learn more about Autism services, therapies and supports? Are you overwhelmed with all the autism literature out there?  Do you not know where to start? Autism 101 is a 1-hour overview which includes: What is autism? What therapies and interventions exist? How do I access services? How do I pay for them? What should I expect down the road? .and much more! Register at: https://asnv.nonprofiteasy.net/PublicPages/Event/Details.aspx?eid=34434

RAAC Lunch and Learn from 11:00am - 12:00pm  ​(September 24) NEW!

The Rappahannock Area Autism Council (RAAC) Lunch & Learn provides a unique opportunity to obtain information on pertinent rotating topics and also ask questions of and hear the perspectives of a diverse group of professionals providing services to individuals diagnosed with Autism. This group meets every fourth Thursday of each month. This is a free event but preregistration is required. Contact RAACinfo@gmail.com for more information or to register. This group is currently meeting via Zoom.

Saturday:

Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group from 11:00am - 12:00pm (September 12 & 26)

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile: (301) 715-8592. Welcome to the Parents of Autistic Teens Support Group where parents of autistic teens share relevant information and resources with one another. Guardians or caretakers of teens also welcomed. This group is facilitated by a staff member, or a parent of an autistic teen.

Autism Social Club from 12:00–1:00pm (September 5, 12, 19, 26) 

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 Autism Social Club.

Education Workshop from 1:00pm - 2:30pm (September 12 & 26) 

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  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.

The Autism Partnership (TAP) from 3:00pm - 5:00pm (September 12 & 26)

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  The Autism Partnership (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.

Parents & Caregivers of Adults on the Spectrum from 5:30pm – 6:30pm (September 12 & 26)

Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9466001682 Meeting ID: 946 600 1682. One tap mobile at (301) 715-8592.  This is a bi-monthly, self-led support group for parents and caregivers of adult 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! No RSVP required; for more info email info@asnv.org.

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