This is a group for adults, teens, and kids who are on the autism spectrum (including Asperger's, high or low functioning Autism, or PDD-NOS), social anxiety, or has SPD (sensory processing disorder) as well as parents, friends, professionals, other family members, and caregivers who would like to help and support people with autism or SPD.  This also includes families, children, and adults in the community who do not have autism or SPD - same age peers are a great way to help kids and adults with autism or SPD to learn socialization skills in a more supportive setting as well as increase awareness for those who aren't experienced with being around autism or SPD but would like to learn and help out.

 

Events include social gatherings, cooking classes, workouts, playdates, support group meetings, local autism and SPD events, informational meetings, and anything in between.  Different events will be posted for specific age groups/functional levels so be sure to read the entire event description before you sign up for any specific event.

 

Most events will take place in the Carlsbad area but can also include Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar.

 

Because we often have to reserve space or make reservations for events, we have the following policies:

1)  If you don’t show up to a meetup that you RSVP “yes” to or you change your RSVP from “yes” to “no” within 24 hrs of the meetup, this is counted as a “no show.”

2) Members with 2 “no show”’s will be removed from the group :(

3) If you RSVP "waiting list" for an event, please plan accordingly.  Things often change at the last minute and you may be automatically moved to the RSVP "yes" list when someone else cancels.  You can get a "no show" if you were on the waiting list and then automatically added to the event but don't show up.

4) For safety reasons, if you have not attended a meetup within a few months, you may be removed from the group due to inactivity.

 

 

 

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