AFSS is run by and for people on the Autism spectrum because we feel; we are simply wired differently than most others and can talk on the same wavelength.
Our mission is to improve socialization and cultural integration for autism-spectrum adults (18 + ADULTS ONLY) with the hope that our members will gain the social skills needed to be successful in all areas of life.
The benefits of our programs
• Make it easier to get and keep a job
• Develop positive relationships
• Live richer and more meaningful lives
AFSS’s programs enable members to go out in public and recognize their acceptance in the community.
This campaign will go towards some very important goals including, contributions to the rent for support groups, allowing us to bring members to the museum, provide members the opportunity to enjoy the benefit of a social event, help members experience the theatre and much, much more.
We recently added cultural events to our schedule including attending the theatre, museums, tours and many other events in and around New York City which are structured around a meal discussion. We also just successfully completed our improv theatre workshop: In collaboration with Primary Stages and CO-LAB, This fun workshop used improvisational theatre to improve social cognition and communication skills. We have been blessed with some free or discounted tickets but, many of these things cost money and with your help, we would like to do even more.