What we're about

This is a group for anyone who identifies as being on the autism spectrum and is seeking an accepting and inclusive group of friends for fun and support. Whether you are diagnosed, self-identify, or are questioning your neurotype, you are welcome to join us. Our group welcomes everyone on the spectrum and there is no requirement for verbal communication. If you need a friend or caretaker to accompany you to meetups to help you communicate and interact with the group, you are welcome to do so. We meet 2-3 times per month for discussion or fun activities like museum trips, book discussion, games, movies, and more. Our group is led by autistic adults, for autistic adults, and we hope you will join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Hacking Transition 2.0: Assistive Technology To Support Transition

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Our guest speaker for the meetup is Jason Towler from Washtenaw ISD: Come learn new assistive technology that “hacks” all aspects of transition. Including transportation, life skills, employment, recreation and overall higher quality of life for all individuals. The presentation will cover mobile apps, widgets, websites, accessibility and other services. If you asked what a widget is, you need to come to this presentation. “Everyone gets smarter because of this technology and the empowerment of people is the secret to technological progress.” ~ Erin Schmidt , Chairmen of Google. Following this educational opportunity, participants will have a better understanding of: Assistive Technology that supports independent living goals Assistive Technology that supports employment goals Assistive Technology that supports recreation goals Who Should Attend? Any one looking to gain information about assistive technology that supports independence for individuals with disabilities. This presentation is sponsored by the Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council.

Howell Nature Center Tour

Howell Nature Center

Join us for a tour of the Howell Nature Center! They have over 200 acres of land and the largest wildlife rescue in Michigan. https://www.howellnaturecenter.org/ "Here at the Howell Nature Center, our mission is that through mutual love and respect, we teach people to be faithful caretakers of one another and the world around us. With 230 acres, we offer numerous programs so you can find the activity that best suits you and your family to once again connect to nature."

SUMMER CELEBRATION : Honoring the ADA Anniversary & the late Rep. John Dingell

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Join us at the Ann Arbor CIL to celebrate the Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law 29 years ago, providing rights and opportunities for all of us in the disability community. We’ll have: · Dedication ceremony honoring the late Rep. John Dingell for his tireless work advocating for people with disabilities, with Rep. Debbie Dingell · Food Trucks with complimentary food and refreshments · Games and Prizes · Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation · DJ Music and Karaoke · Friends and good cheer with our broad community of CIL friends and supporters! For more information or to RSVP:[masked] x55 or [masked]

Social and Support Meeting

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

Discussion topic or guest speaker TBD.

Past events (24)

Social and Support Meeting

Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living

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