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May Events and MORE!

 Hi everyone, hope all is well! Here is a list of events for May:

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!!!

-Danny

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.

Thanks!

Danny Landry, AU Executive Director

Jade McWilliams, AU Board Chair/Webmaster

WNC Disability Day of Mourning 2021

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.

 

February 2021 AU Events!

Here is a list of our February 2021 Events:

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.

A Letter From Danny & The Leadership Team

Dear Autistics United Family and Friends,

I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy through these challenging times. Last month’s social gathering and support groups were fantastic. Everyone showed great social distancing and wearing their masks appropriately. It felt so good that we were able to have that much fun and be able to support each other during these times when COVID-19 is still very relevant. We showed a little creativity and we were still able to hold groups!

In Phase 2, Safer At Home, gatherings of more than 10 people in a single indoor space remains prohibited. In outdoor spaces, gatherings of more than 25 people are prohibited. This is outlined in Executive Order 151. Masks are also required.

We have been delaying having groups in person because the Asheville area had a little spike in COVID-19 cases, and we wanted to see if we were going to move into phase 3 or not. We also have not met on ZOOM because of computer issues, but I will be getting a new computer soon.

We will be a little more strict with mask-wearing due to the new mask mandate executive order. Please bring your own mask and hand sanitizer. We may have extra masks or hand sanitizer, but it is better to be prepared with your own.

Thank you all from Danny, Executive Director, and the Leadership Team!

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