What we're about

Autistic Adults of Greater Savannah (AAGS) was founded in May 2018 when its founder was surprised to discover that neither Savannah nor its surrounding cities offered any Meetup groups—or even traditional support groups!—for adults whose daily lives are affected by autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Our mission is to provide opportunities for autistic adults to make friends with other adults like them (known affectionately as "Aspies" within the autism community) and to ultimately feel empowered by—not ashamed of—their "disorder" in a fun, accepting atmosphere.

FAQ's [Updated 12/27/18]:

• WHO CAN JOIN THIS GROUP?: Everyone on the spectrum is welcome! This group is open to all autistic adults and their families and/or any support person that individual with ASD may require in order to participate successfully at public events.

• WHERE ARE YOUR MEETUPS HELD?: We have 3+ social events per month (i.e., game night, lunch/dinner at a local restaurant, etc.), as well as one recurring group meeting per month.

• DOES IT COST ANYTHING?: No. We don't collect membership fees.

Upcoming events (5)

Dinner @ Hao Mongolian Grill

Hao Mongolian Grill

From their website: "Welcome to Hao Mongolian Grill. Located in the beautiful city of Savannah, our restaurant is dedicated to offering the most memorable dining experience for you. We pick ingredients carefully and use only the freshest and natural ones to prepare every dish, and have been trying to cook them in a healthier way to provide the most nutritious food. Much attention has been attached to ensure you a cozy and inviting ambiance where you could enjoy not only the great meal but also the authentic atmosphere. The owner and all staff in Hao Mongolian Grill greet you with the warmest welcome, whether you are a habitual patron or come for the first time. We have made painstaking efforts to create the tidiest and cleanest dining place, and guarantee you with friendly and timely service. All of your demands and feelings will be cared in our restaurant. Welcome to experience the best meals in our fairyland!" ~ Monica AAGS Founder

Game Night @ Savannah Coffee Roasters

Savannah Coffee Roasters

From Savannah Coffee Roasters' Event page: "Join us every Tuesday and Saturday from 4pm until 9pm for game night! We have a large menu with over 35 games to choose from. Several types and varieties to match exactly what you want. Don't have the exact game you're looking for? Feel free to bring your own! Coffee, beer, wine and food offered until 9pm!"

TRIVIA NIGHT @ Mellow Mushroom

Mellow Mushroom

*** WILL UPDATE ONCE TRIVIA TIME IS CONFIRMED (7:30 PM?) ***

ANIMAL THERAPY: Purrvana Cafe & Cat Lounge

Purrvana Cafe & Cat Lounge

Cats and coffee! What more do you need?! (Well, that is, unless you don't drink coffee and are allergic to cats... but that's beside the point!) Despite providing their, um, own brand of unconditional love and comfort shall we say, cats have been known to perform miracles in healing. Many studies have shown that cats have the magical ability to calm one's nerves, lower blood pressure, help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic pain and even strengthen your immune system. It's also be noted that cats (with the right temperament!) have been used to help kids with developmental disorders like autism be more comfortable with the world around them. So why not adults? Come join us for some cuddly, feline therapy at Purrvana! PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS MEETUP. According to Purrvana's website, there is a charge of $9.00 to spend one (1) hour with their adoptable cats. Hope to see you there! ~ Monica AAGS Founder

Past events (46)

Dinner @ Carlito's

Carlito's Mexican Bar & Grill

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