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Looking for something fun to do WITH your Aspie that doesn't involve the use of a D-Pad controller? Want to make something that's cool and useful? Then come join us at our (approximately) monthly meetups. Young people on the spectrum from ages 13 through their early twenties and one parent (usually Dad, but it could be Mom or any responsible adult) meet in my garage shop to make all sorts of things; from flashlights in chapstick tubes to Adirondack chairs, from birdhouses to sleds, from star projectors to dinner (OK, we moved into the kitchen to make dinner). Most projects are completed in a single 2 to 3 hour session. Some require more time. During construction our Aspies learn how to handle different tools - including power tools, how to follow directions, how to take satisfaction in making something with their own hands that actually works. Our participating parents have found new ways to better communicate with their child. To be sure, we Aspie Makers don't claim that we actually make miracles, we just make stuff, and we're makin' it on the spectrum.

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