What we're about

Our gatherings are open to all, with a special emphasis on welcoming young adults with autism and neurodiversities who have been searching for a place to hang out, meet new friends, and have fun in a safe, structured, and supportive environment.

Events are offered in flexible groupings for those 18-20 something years old and those MS/HS and HS-Twenty-something.

The group will explore new activities and interests together such as trivia, documentaries, movies, creative building , board games, drumming circles, books, art demonstrations and activities, graphic novels and more. Maybe it’s hanging out with the latest board game or creating some awesome art together... who knows ? The only requirement is that you come with a nonjudgmental heart! This group is sponsored by A Little Compassion Inc. and the The Nest Coffee House located in Deep River, CT.

Find us online at www.thenestcoffeehouse.org or  www.alittlecompassion.org.

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from 
the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

Upcoming events (4+)

Writing Circle! Ages High School-30, 02/01/23 @ 6:00 pm

The Nest Coffee House

Are you an avid writer or an aspiring author?! Do you love reading and sharing stories with others? Well, our writer's circle is the perfect place for writers and readers of all genres! By sharing our work and reading our favorite authors, we create a supportive space for writers of all abilities! Run by writers for writers, this small group is a great way to make connections!

This event is free and facilitated solely by volunteers! We kindly suggest a donation of $5 per participant so that we can continue providing materials and venues for our events. We will never turn an individual away for not being able to provide a donation.

We ask that all participants be within the stated age group - High School to 30 in order to create a positive experience for everyone. Participants are also encouraged to attend without a parent in order to foster independence and peer relationships. We do understand that a guardian and/or parental figure may be necessary for some young adults! For any questions or arrangements, please reach out to our group administrators.

The goal of our gatherings is to create a safe, structured, and supportive environment for everyone! We place a special emphasis on providing opportunities for individuals that struggle to find a welcoming space to meet like-minded, accepting peers.

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

Comedy Movie Night! Ages 18-30, 02/02/23 @ 5:30 pm

The Nest Coffee House

You are invited to our Comedy Movie Night! Everyone needs a good hearty laugh and a good movie snack! The family-fun comedy we will be showing tells the story of two strict parents who decided to say yes for their children for a whole day! What do you think will do Down?!

This event is free and facilitated solely by volunteers! We kindly suggest a donation of $5 per participant so that we can continue providing materials and venues for our events. We will never turn an individual away for not being able to provide a donation.

We ask that all participants be within the stated age group - 18 to 30 in order to create a positive experience for everyone. Participants are also encouraged to attend without a parent in order to foster independence and peer relationships. We do understand that a guardian and/or parental figure may be necessary for some young adults! For any questions or arrangements, please reach out to our group administrators.

The goal of our gatherings is to create a safe, structured, and supportive environment for everyone! We place a special emphasis on providing opportunities for individuals that struggle to find a welcoming space to meet like-minded, accepting peers.

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

Nintendo Switch Game Night! Ages High School - 30, 02/7/23 @ 5:30 pm

The Nest Coffee House

Whether you are a competitive gamer or a casual player, join us for an exciting night of Nintendo Switch Games! Featuring both Mario Kart and Super Mash Bros, come to play or watch others. You don't need to bring anything, just yourself and some friends!

This event is free and facilitated solely by volunteers! We kindly suggest a donation of $5 per participant so that we can continue providing materials and venues for our events. We will never turn an individual away for not being able to provide a donation.

We ask that all participants be within the stated age group - High School to 30 in order to create a positive experience for everyone. Participants are also encouraged to attend without a parent in order to foster independence and peer relationships. We do understand that a guardian and/or parental figure may be necessary for some young adults! For any questions or arrangements, please reach out to our group administrators.

The goal of our gatherings is to create a safe, structured, and supportive environment for everyone! We place a special emphasis on providing opportunities for individuals that struggle to find a welcoming space to meet like-minded, accepting peers.

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

JackBox Game Night! Ages 18 - 30, 02/08/23 @ 5:30 pm

The Nest Coffee House

JackBox is back! Join us for a game night sure to be filled with laughs! This popular, group game puts the power in everyone's hands. Draw a silly picture or come up with a fun phrase - the possibilities are endless!
Please make sure to bring your own cellphone to play along!

This event is free and facilitated solely by volunteers! We kindly suggest a donation of $5 per participant so that we can continue providing materials and venues for our events. We will never turn an individual away for not being able to provide a donation.

We ask that all participants be within the stated age group - 18 to 30 in order to create a positive experience for everyone. Participants are also encouraged to attend without a parent in order to foster independence and peer relationships. We do understand that a guardian and/or parental figure may be necessary for some young adults! For any questions or arrangements, please reach out to our group administrators.

The goal of our gatherings is to create a safe, structured, and supportive environment for everyone! We place a special emphasis on providing opportunities for individuals that struggle to find a welcoming space to meet like-minded, accepting peers.

Nest Gatherings are funded in part by generous grants from the Community Foundation of Middlesex County and the American Savings Foundation.

Past events (194)

Build a Pizza Night! Ages High School-30, 01/26/23 @ 5:30 pm

The Nest Coffee House