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.

Monday, March 5, 2018

AAPSNet Meeting with guests from Greater Expectations/Autism Avenue

Join us at Headshots on Tuesday, March 13 at 6:00 for our next meeting.  Our guest speakers from Greater Expectations/Autism Avenue will be with us to tell us about their fantastic program. See their website at https://autismave.com/; they are also on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/autismavenueks/.  

We will meet in the cafe for our discussion.  For those who want to play video games in the bar/grill area, there is a $5.00 charge ($2.50 if you arrive and pay before 6:00).  

Adults with high-functioning autism and their parents are welcome to join us!  (Note: adults do not have to BE with a parent---just to clarify). We meet to exchange information, resources, and ideas, and at this meeting we will learn about a wonderful resource.  We also meet for support and social opportunities.  See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/. We are also on https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork

Questions?  Or to RSVP (not necessary), email at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call 316-684-3415.  Hope to see you then!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Meeting Tuesday, February 13

Join us for conversation, exchange of ideas and resources, and some fun at Headshots. We can chat in the cafe (a bit quieter) while anyone who would like to play video games can be in the bar/video game area. Board games are also available. NOTE: if you arrive before 6:00, the fee to play games is half-price ($2.50). There is no fee if you aren't playing games.
Headshots has food and both non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks as well as coffee.All are welcome---our meetings are open to the public. AAPSNet is for young adults with high-functioning adults and their parents. We offer support, ideas, and opportunities to socialize. Please join us for a fun evening! 

Headshots is located at 2120 N. Woodlawn (21st Street and Woodlawn). We will meet at 6:00 just inside the front door at the bar entrance (look for us also in the cafe area if you arrive after 6:00 in case we decide to sit there).  

Questions?  Please email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call 316-684-3415.  See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/.  RSVP at Meetup (not required) at https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/events/247741794/  

Hope to see you there!

Friday, January 5, 2018

AAPSNet at Headshots on Tuesday, January 9

Join us next Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:00 (NOTE: this is earlier than our usual start time) for some food and board/video games at http://headshotsbar.com/, located at 2120 N. Woodlawn, Suite 324, in Brittany Center (at Woodlawn and 21st Street).  See their website for a listing of all the board games and video games they have available; also, check out their menu as well. 

If you will playing games, there is a $5 charge (no charge if you are just eating).  You can also bring your own games, although there is still a $5 charge unless you bring all the components (screen, surge protector, everything).  We will plan to stay until about 7:30 or 8:00.

Our group for young adults with high-functioning autism and their parents meets for support as well as exchange of information, ideas, and resources.  We decided not to have a formal "meeting" this time but instead do something fun!  All are welcome to join us!

Questions?  Contact us at 316-684-3415 or email AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com (email to let us know if you are planning on attending--not required but it helps to know how many will be there).  Also, check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/ and our page on Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/.  Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December meeting with guest speaker Ben French

Our AAPSNet meeting will be on Tuesday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library of the Wichita Public Library, 223 S. Main (just south of Douglas and north of Kellogg).  We will meet in the Board room on the 3rd floor.

Our guest speaker is Ben French of Innovative Independent Living Solutions, a nonprofit to empower adults affected by disabilities with independent living skills so that they are able to thrive in our community as value-adding/contributing members of the community.

Please join our group of high-functioning adults and their parents for exchange of information and resources and for support. All are welcome to attend!

For more information, call 316-684-3415 or email AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

AAPSNet November meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, November 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, Wichita Public Library (223 S. Main) (just north of Kellogg).  We meet in the Board room on the third floor.  Our meetings are open to the public; all are welcome!

Please join us as we exchange information and resources while offering support and ideas.  Our focus is on young adults with high-functioning autism and their parents.  

Questions?  Contact us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call 316-684-3415.  We are also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/ and Meetup https://www.meetup.com/AutisticAdultsandParentsSupportNetwork/events/244983230/  You can RSVP on Meetup but it is not required.

Hope to see you there!

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