We are an autism-centered social group, run by and for autistic adults. We get together regularly twice a month to enjoy each other's company, and members can also suggest and host other fun activities like board game nights, movie nights, restaurant outings, and more, autistic style! Any autism spectrum diagnosis (self or official) is okay.
"Adults" means 18 and up, and we currently span 18 to mid 60s in regular attendees
We are a social group and not at all a "tea and sympathy" type support group. But we often find the validation of connecting with others similair to ourselves to be very supportive!
Why Dorks on Parade? Well, for us, "dork" is an honorific, it means we're off the beaten path and proud of it! Also, the name makes people laugh. We like that.
A note to parents and caregivers of autistic adults: DoP requires that ONLY autistic adults apply to join this group; if you are not on the autism spectrum, please have the autistic adult themselves create a profile and request to join. If you need more information or have questions, please send us a message. If you are an autistic individual who needs accommodations to attend, also please let us know about your situation.