Welcome to summertime! We have some awesome events for June on our website. Please check out all the latest events and news and find out what’s going on with Autistics United.
We have some really great news! Arms Around ASD is reopening and we’re going to have the adult group AAU, the teen ATU group, and movie night at Arms Around ASD’s new location.
Make sure also to check out recruiting for leadership positions for Autistics United.
We also will be introducing MailChimp which will make it a lot easier for people to subscribe to our mailing list.
Spectrum Teens Outing!
Look out for one of our fellow members, Sakura, and her friend Daniel Dean. They will be posting weekly events for teens on the Autistics United Facebook page
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
AAU Monthly General Flyer
ATU Monthly Meetup General Flyer
Girls Day Out flyer
Copy of Movie 🎥 night
Leadership Recruitment Flyer (1)
AU founder, Danny Landry, recently presented to local first responders about how to best assist autistic people who are in crisis. To find out more check out this article.
Way to go Danny, we are proud of the work you do on behalf of our community!
Hi everyone, hope all is well! Here is a list of events for May:
- Founder and Director DANNY LANDRY’S BIRTHDAY GET TOGETHER at Lake Louise Park
- Autistic Adults United Monthly Adult Support Meet & Greet on ZOOM!
- Autistic Teens United Social Support group!
- A Spring Evening of Fun at Tropical Gardens
- Girls’ Day Out!
We will start returning to the regular support groups for adults, teens and girls, as well as special interest groups.
Right now we are looking for a few autistics who would love to host groups and be a part of our leadership team. We will give you the tools you need!! And have leadership meetings where we help each other.
If you want to host any of the groups let us know! To learn more contact me!!
We are also revamping our Golden Rules and Conflict Resolution Team. I want to make sure everybody feels safe and comfortable.
Did you know that we will have laminated rules and guidelines to help us support each other at our meetings? We will look at them when we say hello every time we meet.
We want to help each other and learn and grow together. I want us to be first and foremost a non-judgmental environment.
Looking forward to seeing you!!!
We are starting out this month later than usual, but it’s okay. We’re going to do three special events for Autism Acceptance month. Two of the events will be outdoors. We will practice safety by social distancing and wearing our masks so we can take advantage of the warmer weather. The other event will be over ZOOM. We would love to have all autistics on the autism spectrum of all ages !!
Through these challenging times we will stay strong and be here for each other and moving on into the summertime and into the future we will make autism acceptance every single day. We will return to our regular support groups for adult autistics, teens and young adults as well as our girls day out group and some and our other special interest groups. We will also return to our mentorship programs, leadership team, etcetera as time allows. Hopefully we will keep the up and up like good things going on like vaccines. No matter what we will figure out ways we can support each.
We have learned to cope by growing into the Autism spectrum, not out of it. Autistics can be the best mentors and peer supports for other Autistics.”
List of Events for April 2021
Autism Acceptance Month Outing at Carrier Park
Saturday, April 17 from 12pm-3pm
Lake Julian Autism Acceptance Outing!
Saturday, April 24 from 12pm – 3pm
Autism Acceptance Month / Talent Show/ Karaoke Day on Zoom!
Friday, April 30 from 4pm-6pm
Here are three events for March 2021. Click on the link to see the flyer for each event.
Anime Night – Saturday, March 13th from 12 pm-1:30 pm
Zoom Anime Night
Adult Support Group Meeting – Saturday, March 20th from 12 pm- 2 pm
AU Monthly General Flyer
Movie Night – Friday, March 26 from 4 pm- 6 pm
Movie Night 🎥 General Flyer
Dear AU Community,
We want to let you know about a project that we need your help with.
In April 2021 we are giving a training to paramedics in Buncombe County about how to respond to behavioral emergencies involving autistic folx. The main goal of this training is to give the paramedics resources so that they do not call law enforcement to the scene.
We are looking for community members who are willing to share their experiences and input with us on this topic. We want to do our best to represent the needs and concerns of the community.
If you would like to share your thoughts with us on this project, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact us and let us know the best way to get in touch with you. We could do a ZOOM call with you or you could email your experiences or suggestions to us.
Danny Landry, AU Executive Director
Jade McWilliams, AU Board Chair/Webmaster
Every March first we gather to keep vigil and remember the lives of people with disabilities who have been murdered by their families and caregivers. If you have the spoons, please consider joining this year’s virtual vigil being put on by UNC Asheville’s Disability Cultural Center and Office of Academic Accessibility. You can find more information here, and you can click on the image below for a PDF version of the flyer.
An article co-authored by Jade, our board chair and webmaster, was recently published in the Winter 2021 issue of ASNC‘s (Autism Society of NC) Spectrum Magazine. The article, co-authored by Lea Crusen (an ASNC clinical professional), is about ways to help teach self-advocacy skills and how to be a better ally in supporting self-advocacy development. You can read the article here.
The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) has put out a great visual easy-read and plain language set of fact sheets about the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you or someone you care about is in need of straight forward information about the vaccine- maybe one of these resources will be helpful?
Here is a list of our February 2021 Events:
- Autistic Adults United Monthly Support Meet & Greet on ZOOM!
- Autistic Teens and Young Adults United Monthly Zoom Social Group!
- Monthly Special Interest Open Mic Night/Talent Show/Karaoke on Zoom!
- Autistic Girls United Support Group
- Autistics United Zoom monthly Anime Night!
We have a ton of great events packed in this month, we hope you will find something that you like. Feel free to contact us with any questions.