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.

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/.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

AAPSNet meeting Tuesday, November 8 at Rockwell Wichita Public Library

Please join us for our next AAPSNet meeting on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m.  Yes, we know it's election day!  However, we would like to keep our meetings on the same day each month, the second Tuesday.  We will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockwell branch of the Wichita Public Library, located at 5939 E. 9th Street (between Edgemoor and Woodlawn, a few blocks north of Central).

Autistic Adults and Parents Support Network (AAPSNet) was formed to provide a support group for adults who have high-functioning autism and their parents. We seek to provide a place for others to share information, resources, and ideas for young adults and parents facing the challenges and difficulties when trying to obtain employment, go to college, and form social relationships. We do not provide medical or legal advice.

Per the IRS, we are a "small, small nonprofit" and incorporated as a nonprofit in the state of Kansas.  Our mission statement is as follows:

The mission of Autistic Adults and Parents Support Network is to provide support, networking, exchange of information, and social opportunities for high-functioning adults on the autism spectrum and their parents. AAPSNet aims to serve as a clearinghouse regarding resources available to parents and their high-functioning young adult children. We also seek to educate those who either work with or develop policies for adults with autism.

Questions?  Call us at 316-684-3415 or email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com.
Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

AAPSNet Meeting October 11, 2016

Join us on Tuesday, October 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockwell Branch library (Wichita Public Library), 5939 E. 9th Street, Wichita, Kansas http://wichitalibrary.org/Locations/Pages/rockwell.aspx.  We will meet to share information and ideas, learn about possible resources, network, and socialize. This meeting is open to anyone interested in our organization: parents, adults on the high-functioning segment of the autism spectrum, advocates, and friends.  

Need more information?  Email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call 316-684-3415. See our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AutisticAdultsNet/.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New resource for families dealing with autism!

Are you a parent of a high-functioning young adult child and looking for a group for support and networking?  Perhaps you are an adult with high-functioning autism and would like to meet others for support, exchange of information about resources, and some socializing.  Autistic Adults and Parents Support Network (APPSNet) is a newly-created organization for both parents and young adults in Wichita, Kansas.

AAPSNet was formed because there was a need for both parents and their young adult children with high-functioning autism to meet others facing similar issues.  Our experience has been that there are groups and organizations for families dealing with autism; although more help is always needed for children under the age of 18 and their parents, many resources focus on children or adults with more severe autism.  Unfortunately, young adults who seem to be high-functioning often face difficulties when trying to obtain employment, going to college, and developing social relationships. We are here to provide a support group for those facing these issues.  (NOTE: We are navigating the various resources and information available and want to share what we've learned; we do NOT provide medical or legal advice).

If you have questions, are interested in joining us, want to post information on this blog (we would like our blog to a source for information exchange), please contact us!  Thanks to the Internet, our virtual community can include people all over the country (and internationally as well). Locally, we would like to meet on a regular basis and are in the process of determining the date and location of our first meeting.

For more information and to let us know you would like to join us:  email us at AutisticAdultsNet@gmail.com or call us at (316) 684-3415.  Also, you can get updates on our blog by subscribing at the lower-right hand corner of this page.  

We look forward to meeting you!