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GRASP Chicago-Evanston (Evanston AS Adult Support Group)/ Holiday Party

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  • Evanston Hospital

    2650 Ridge Ave, Room 1711, Evanston, IL (map)

    42.066460 -87.684219

  • Room 1711 is on the First Floor Adjacent to Frank Auditorium. From lobby, take elevators "e" or "f" and following signs to Frank Aud.
  • GRASP Chicago-Evanston Support Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in Evanston Hospital, Room 1711, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

    We have space for 30 people. Please RSVP to Steven L. or on the this site. Write "RSVP" in the subject line of your e-mail. Parents and other observers should RSVP directly to Steven L. to state who they are accompanying or why they would like to observe.

    Chicago-Evanston Support Group is a peer-run support group for adults (18+) with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and other similar LD's . No formal diagnosis necessary.

    We will have open topic time in first half of the group. For the second half, we will play party games and have munchies.

    For our Holiday Party:
    If you like, please bring:
    • Party games
    • Sweets (please inform group if these have peanuts or similar allergens)
    • Drinks (NO Alcohol)
    • Fruit
    • Veggies
    • Any other munchies that you think the group would enjoy
    • Cups
    • Napkins
    • Plates
    • Utensils

    • Ice

    * Basic Privacy Policy: Identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission.

    For non-spectrum attendees: If you are accompanying someone on the spectrum, please e-mail me to tell me who you are accompanying. If you want to come as an observer, please give me a short explanation of why you would like to observe the meeting.

    Transportation: Parking is free at the Evanston Hospital garage on Sundays. Evanston Hospital is also 2 blocks from the purple line EL stop at Evanston-Central St.

    GRASP Chicago-Evanston Support Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in Evanston Hospital, Room 1711, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

    We have space for 30 people. Please RSVP to Steven L. or on the this site. Write "RSVP" in the subject line of your e-mail. Parents and other observers should RSVP directly to Steven L. to state who they are accompanying or why they would like to observe.

    Main Topic - TBA

    Usual Group Format: Each group will have the following components -

    Member Introductions

    Open Topic and Personal Feedback Time

    Break for mingling (10-15 minutes)

    Announcements

    Main Topic (usually, or extended open topic time)

    Open Topic Time: Group members are welcome to propose discussion topics or share ideas and experiences to receive group feedback.

    Chicago-Evanston Support Group is a peer-run support group for adults (18+) with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and other similar social-affecting LD's. No formal diagnosis necessary.

    * Basic Privacy Policy: Identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission.

    For non-spectrum attendees: If you are accompanying someone on the spectrum, please e-mail me to tell me who you are accompanying. If you want to come as an observer, please give me a short explanation of why you would like to observe the meeting.

    Parking is free at the Evanston Hospital garage on Sundays.

    Public Transportation:

    Evanston Hospital is also 2 blocks from the purple line EL stop at Evanston-Central St.

    It is 6 blocks away from the Evanston-Central St. Metra stop.

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  • Donna B.

    Hi everyone. This question is mainly for Steven, but I would appreciate anyone else's input. I have 2 very small speakers that connect to my phone or anyone's phone headphone jack. I was wondering if anyone would like to hear some music maybe while we're playing the games. The speakers don't go up very loud so I don't think it would disturb anyone in the hospital. I have an eclectic collection of music saved on my phone. Police, Donna Summer, Madanna, Michael Jackson, Journey, Lady Gaga, Queen, Black Eye Peas, just to name a few. Let me know what you guys think....

    1 · 6 days ago

    • Steven L.

      Donna. Thanks for offering, but the extra sound after we break out into game groups for the second half may be a bit much.

      4 days ago

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  • Steven L. +1
    Chicago & Evanston Support Group Facilitator, Organizer,
    Event Host

    I am a 37-year-old attorney with Asperger's syndrome looking to meet fellow Aspergians.

  • Curtis H.

    To make new friends to learn how to communicate socialize and to help them whenever they are needed.

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    collections,gr­eat singer,and hard worker,49 and grad of Syracuse University as well as a nice guy

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