A blog for online networking, support, exchange of information, and news about upcoming events for high-functioning young adults on the autism spectrum and their parents. AAPSNet is located in Wichita, Kansas.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

AAPSNet meeting October 10, 2017

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Board room of the Central Library, Wichita Public Library at 223 S. Main (just north of Kellogg).  The Board room is on the 3rd floor of the library, at the end of the hall after the Children's section (not the large meeting room just off the elevator).

Please join us for support, discussion,  and exchange of ideas and resources.  Our group is open to the public; our focus is young adults with high-functioning autism and their parents (parents of upper high-school age children may also be interested).

For more information, contact us at 316-684-3415, or email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com.  We are also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/  Also, see us on Meetup and RSVP (not required): https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/

Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

AAPSNet September meeting

Autistic Adults and Parents Support Network (AAPSNet) will meet September 12, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library of the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main St.  We meet in the Board Room on the third floor (not the large meeting room--the Board Room is just past the Children's Section).

Join us as we discuss resources, ideas, challenges, and other concerns as we support each other.  Adults with high-functioning autism and their parents as well as other interested individuals in the community are welcome.  Our meetings are free and open to the public.

We will continue to meet on the second Tuesday of each month at the Central Library.  Watch for more information as the new library nears completion!

See our Meetup page here. RSVP's are nice but not necessary.   We are also on Facebook


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

APPSNet August 2017 meeting

Please join us on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library of the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main.  We will meet in the Board Room on the third floor.  NOTE:  This is not the large meeting room just as you exit the elevator.  Head towards the Children's Section and continue walking straight down the hall; the Board Room is at the end, just beyond the Children's area.

Want to meet with other parents of young adults with high-functioning autism?  Are you a young adult who wants to meet others who also have high-functioning autism?  Please come!! All are welcome and there is no charge to attend.  We discuss our concerns and options we know are available, exchange information and ideas, and support each other.  

Want more information?  Please call us at 316-684-3415 or email at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com. See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/.  RSVP at MeetUp (not required) at https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/  



Sunday, April 9, 2017

Monthly Meeting this Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Please join us for our next meeting.  We will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday,  April 11 at the Central Library of the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main.  We will be meeting in the board room on the third floor (not the large, glass-enclosed meeting area).  The board room is straight ahead after you get off of the elevator and past the children's section.

  We are a support group for mostly young adults with high-functioning autism and their parents.  All are welcome for networking, sharing of ideas and resources, and support.  Come with your ideas, questions, answers, frustrations (!), and experiences. Share our meeting information with anyone who may be interested in attending. We would love to have the adults form their own subgroup and meet on their own.  If you are an adult with high-functioning autism who would like to do so and also self-advocate, please come! 

For more information, see our page on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/events/239093002/.  An RSVP would be great but not necessary.

We are also on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/ 

In the meantime, here is some interesting reading from one of our favorite blogs, Autistic Not Weird.
http://autisticnotweird.com/dont-look-autistic/ 

 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

AAPSNet meeting on Tuesday, February 14

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library of the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main.  The library is located just a few blocks north of Kellogg (take the Central Business District exit).  We will be meeting in the Board Room, which is on the third floor.  Please join us for socializing, discussion of resources and information relating to high-functioning autism and young adults, as well as some information about an upcoming conference at Johnson County Community College (http://blogs.jccc).

Share our blog with anyone who may be interested in attending our meeting.  See our page on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/,  RSVP's are helpful but not necessary.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with us (just kidding---but maybe we will have some cookies for the occasion!).

Questions?  Email AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call (316) 684-3415.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Monthly AAPSNet Meeting Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Join us for our next AAPSNet meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 909 S. Market St. in room 104 (the first classroom as you enter the building).  The church is located two blocks south of Kellogg on the corner of Indianapolis St., between Main and Market streets.

New members are always welcome!  We aim to provide support, exchange of information, ideas, and resources, and networking opportunities.  We are an independent nonprofit public charity treated as an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.  Our mission is to provide information and support for those individuals (young adults) on the high-end of the autism spectrum who face challenges yet don't qualify for supports.

Questions?  Email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call (316) 684-3415.  See us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/    We are also on Meetup where you can RSVP for our meeting (not required but it is helpful): https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/

Hope to see you then!!


Friday, November 18, 2016

AAPSNet Meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.

Please join us for our next AAPSNet meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 6:30 p.m.  We will meet at the Rockwell branch of the Wichita Public Library, located at 5939 E. 9th Street, between Woodlawn and Edgemoor and a few blocks north of Central Avenue. (Click on the link for location provided by Google Maps).

We will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month (with a few occasional exceptions which will always be announced prior to the meeting).  Anyone is welcome to join us; our group focuses on young adults with high-functioning autism and their parents.  We serve as a support group and hope to also provide each other with information, resources, and ideas. We have found that young adults on the high end of the autism spectrum still face challenges yet fall into a gap as they often do not qualify for supports and other resources.

Questions?  Email AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call (316) 684-3415.  Check out our Facebook page as well: Autistic Adults and Parents Support Network - AAPSNet as well as our group on Meetup - https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/.