What we're about

Autism Society San Diego is a non-profit organization that originated in 1966 as the National Society of Autistic Children. It served to unite and inform parents on new revelations concerning intervention therapy. Today, the organization serves as the voice and resource of the local autism community. Members include parents, relatives, friends, advocates, medical professionals and educators throughout San Diego County and beyond. Our Board of Directors composed primarily of parents, autistic individuals, and experts in the field of autism serve the chapter on a volunteer basis. As an affiliate of the national organization, the Autism Society of America, we share in their mission of improving the lives of all affected by autism by promoting meaningful participation and self-determination for individuals with autism and their families. Our programs and outreach include: Six Support Groups per Month, Monthly Pool Parties and Monthly Family Gymnastics Events, Two Summer Camps: CAMP I CAN and Surf Camp, Pool PALS Aquatic Programs, Support and Referrals Through Social Media, Email and By Phone, Adult Social Recreation Programs, Family Camps, and More. Meetup members must be at least 18 years old. Any children present at a an event on Meetup must be supervised by a parent or guardian.

For more information about our programs please see our website: http://www.autismsocietysandiego.org

Upcoming events (4+)


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Join us for our monthly Family Pool and Pizza Party every second Saturday of the month from 2-4 PM!

Here are a few reminders about the pool parties:

Bring the entire family to enjoy a swim in an indoor, heated pool with free pizza and drinks. Lifeguards are provided. For safety purposes, no flotation devices or "floaties" are permitted. A special thank you to Aqua Pros for making this event possible. RSVPs are greatly appreciated! Contact [masked] or[masked] if you have any questions.

** Admission is free but a $5 donation is suggested per family to help cover the cost of the food and venue

** If you have specific dietary restrictions, feel free to bring your own food

** For the safety of your children and to respect the operation of the swimming pool, we ask that you do not enter the pool area until 2:00 pm

Spectrum Social

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Spectrum Social is intended to be a space for adults with Autism/Autistic adults to build community and social connections. The time together will be spent getting to know one another and discussing topics of interest, engaging in activities, and enjoying the company! Please join us for these Zoom gatherings! We look forward to seeing you there!

This group is for adults with Autism, ages 18+

Autism Society San Diego is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Spectrum Social
Time: Jun 12,[masked]:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the Second Sun, until Aug 14, 2022, 3 occurrence(s)
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Adult Information and Support Meeting - Supportive Living Services

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Join Autism Society San Diego as we dive into the world of Supportive Living with David Cross, owner of Civitas SLS!

Together we will learn about what support services Civitas offers the special needs community, how to converse with SDRC about this living option and everything in between.

Bring your questions and know we are all here to support each other as we navigate services within San Diego County.

*For the link please RSVP on Meetup OR email [masked] for the password!

Spectrum Social - Lunch at Pieology on Balboa Ave.

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We are excited to have another Spectrum Social in-person gathering scheduled for us to gather and chat! Please join us on Sunday, October 16th from 2pm-4pm at Pieology on Balboa Avenue.

The address is:

5575 Balboa Avenue, Ste. 310
San Diego, CA 92111

If you're interested in attending, please RSVP at Spectrum Social Lunch at Pieology.

Please note, transportation will not be provided and attendees are responsible for covering cost of their own meals. This lunch is intended for those 18 years of age and older who participate in Spectrum Social, though attendees are welcome to bring a guest.

Past events (1,301)

Virtual Happy Hour on Zoom!

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