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.

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


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/