ARTEMIS is a social/activity group for adult women and femmes, including diverse gender expression, of adult age* living in the New York City metro area who have either been formally or self-diagnosed with some form of autism -- whether aspergers, autism or related diagnoses. The group is organized by a woman with self-diagnosed aspergers in her 30s (not a mental health professional) and is loosely affiliated with GRASP (http://grasp.org), who’s role is helping to pay the meetup fees and providing some spaces to meet only.
THIS IS NOT A GROUP FOR PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN unless of course they themselves are on the spectrum.
Connect with other women and others with similar backgrounds and communication styles through get-togethers, creative expression workshops, visits to museums and other cool places around the city, and whatever other activities that the group would be interested in doing -- I would love to have people suggest things they'd like to do in the future and help to plan events or happenings if they are interested in doing so.
ARTEMIS aims to be a non-judgemental, drama-free zone where you can feel safe to be yourself and relax with other people who "get it" with the eventual goal of building a small group of friends. I will aim to plan a meet-up once a month and the meetups will be mostly in manhattan or the boroughs of NYC.
This group is an LGBTQ safe space, meaning, among others, trans women, genderqueer, non-binary people are entirely welcome, however the space maintains a primarily feminine culture and energy.