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Welcome to the Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia Meetup Website. We hope you find the information on this site useful.

The Tidewater Chapter is a local chapter of Autism Society of America. Our mission is to improved the lives of all affected by autism. Anyone who is affected can join this Meetup group and attend our monthly meetings.

Whether through Advocacy, Education, or Support, our mission is simple: Improving the Lives of All Affected by Autism. We are YOUR community.

You may also visit our website at www.tidewaterasa.org for more information on our chapter.

Disclaimer: Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia is a locally funded organization serving families and professionals in the Tidewater Region of Southeastern Virginia. All information provided or published by Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia is for informational purposes only. Reference to any treatment or therapy option or to any program, service or treatment provider is not an endorsement by Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided by Autism Society of Tidewater Virginia.

Service Providers who join the meetup group are prohibited from advertising through meetup. However, they can do so through sponsorships at events, providing flyers for the information rack in our resource center or by purchasing an advertisement in our newsletter. We will also add your information to our resource directory as courtesy upon approval. When our resource directory is updated with your information we will inform meetup members that a new provider has been provided to the resource directory ONLY.

Upcoming events (4+)

Virginia Beach Chat N' Chew (Parents and Caregivers)

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Join other parents and caregivers for our monthly Chat N' Chew in Virginia Beach on Thursday, September 29th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Reginella's located 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd.

We will come together in a safe manner to support one another face to face. Meetings will be facilitated by our dedicated volunteer and Medicaid mentor, Theresa Zano-McMillan, and senior information and referral volunteer, Christina Morrow.

Please call/text at[masked] if you have any questions or email [masked]. Thank you in advance for joining us!

Parents of Children with Autism Web Chat

Needs a location

Join Deena Morris, our Virtual Programs Coordinator, for our Parents of Children with Autism weekly web chat on Thursday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m.

Our guest speaker will be Tina Norris, Family Engagement Specialist from Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC). We will discuss Cyberbullying. I hope you can join us!

Register to Receive the Zoom Meeting Information: https://tidewaterasa.formstack.com/forms/conference_registration_form_parentchild

If you are unable to register or need assistance, then please contact Mrs. Deena Myers-Morris at [masked] or call/text at[masked]

Hampton Respite Night Program at Sky Zone

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COMPLETE GOOGLE FORM, https://forms.gle/C7FfoLwZ2sfTB42f7, in order to secure a spot.

Please join us for our monthly Magnificent Mondays Respite Night at Sky Zone in Hampton for individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

Parents and caregivers, you can drop-off your loved one for a 2 hour jump (6:00 to 8:00 pm). This event is for ages 5 and older. If your participant has successfully attended before and they are 4 years old, then please register and email [masked]. The age limit is to ensure the safety of our participants. Kika Jessup will text you your check-in time prior to the start of the jump. We are staggering it into 10 minute increments (5:30, 5:40, 5:50 and 6:00).

PLEASE REMEMBER TO FEED YOUR PARTICIPANT BEFORE DROPPING THEM OFF. If they do not eat prior to the start of the event, then please let us know. If possible please bring something they can snack on with their name on it. We only provide water.

EVERYONE MUST SIGN THE NEW ONLINE WAIVER FOR THE FACILITY: https://haveablast.roller.app/skyzonehampton/waiver/

Individuals with Autism will be paired with a peer buddy to jump with to facilitate socialization. A quiet room will be available for participants who need a break, and facility will be sensory friendly (music lowered, lights on, etc).

Jump pass and socks are FREE to participants and volunteers, but if you have participated in the past and have socks, then please bring the Sky Zone socks. If you have to purchase a new pair they are $3.00. Thank you!

Parents of Adults with Autism Web Chat

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Join Deena Morris, our Virtual Programs Host, and Deb Hotaling, our senior volunteer, for our Parents of Adults with Autism weekly web chat on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Register to Receive the Zoom Meeting Information: https://tidewaterasa.formstack.com/forms/conference_registration_form_parentadult

If you are unable to register or need assistance, then please contact Deena Morris at [masked].

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Autism 101 Online Meeting (Parents/Caregivers)

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