Aspiehelp Social Evenings are a great way to socialize with other people with Asperger's and Autism. Get out of the house, meet people, and practice your social skills in a non-judgemental setting.
In these meetings we share our observations, experiences and questions about life. We plan to offer short talks and discussions during these meetings in the future. Suggestions for themes are most welcome!
A new board game table is proving very popular too.
This event is for Aspies, family members, friends, whanau who support an Aspie in everyday life and want to support them at this event, and possibly pick up some useful information etc. There is an expectation that those attending will observe confidentiality outside of the meeting room.
Intending new members are required to meet with Leith and Julie before their first meeting. This is to introduce yourselves to us and vice versa, and explore whether the meetings are likely to meet your expectations or not. The setting is very informal and follows a casual routine of "catch-ups" since we last saw each other, general conversation, possibly some table games, aspie news etc. It is a place where aspies can relax and feel they can be their "real selves". For non-aspie attendees, it is a privilege to attend and it is usually best to observe quietly for the first session or two.
Aspiehelp's evening meetings are held from 7.00pm to 9.00pm on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, in Cashmere. Admission by invitation only after an intake interview.
The 2018 Aspie Roundup will be held on Friday and Saturday 16 and 17 November. We have a separate website for this and we also advertise it on Facebook. It is a unique "by Aspies for Aspies" gathering, to celebrate our awesomeness and learn some new stuff.