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This Meetup site is for Queens-based groups led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group (ApLEG).

The oldest such group is the Queens Discussion Group (http://autisticnyc.org/queens/) , a peer-led support group for adults (18+) who are either officially diagnosed or self-diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition, or who have difficulties similar to those of autistic people (e.g. difficulties with social communication, sensory processing, and/or executive function).

Although new on Meetup as of January 2020, the Queens Discussion Group already existed off-and-on since summer 2018. (It was founded by people who had met each other at older, larger ASD support groups in Manhattan.)

This Meetup group is also being used to help launch various other groups (http://autisticnyc.org/groups/our/) led by members of ApLEG (http://autisticnyc.org/groups/our/leaders/), until they get big enough to justify having their own Meetup sites. These groups will include hobby-oriented social groups and career-oriented groups.

The first of the hobby-oriented social groups is an amateur meteorology club. We hope there will eventually be many more (including -- we hope -- a sewing hobbyists club, at least some of whose members could be of great help to the autistic community as a whole, by making relatively inexpensive custom-made clothes to accommodate a variety of sensory issues).

The first of the career-oriented groups is Autistic Techies of the NYC Area. We hope there will eventually be many more such groups devoted to other categories of professions / occupations / jobs.

All groups currently meet via text-based chat. We hope at least some of them can meet in-person after the COVID crisis is finally over with.

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