Book Recommendation: Look Me in the Eye

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

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Moving With Autism How to Plan Your Transition to a New Home

If you have a loved one with autism, you know how important predictability and routines are. All of that goes out the window when you have to pack up your house and move. Whether it’s around the corner or to a new country, relocating can be especially difficult for a family member who is on the autism spectrum. Although you can’t eliminate all anxiety a move may cause, you can do many things to make the process easier on your loved ones and yourself.

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Support Group Registrations

This is a great online group through this association. The group has been helpful.    -Greg
New Support Group Registrations
Hi all,
As I mentioned yesterday in group, I am going to be running this 8 week group again after this current round ends. Simultaneously, we are going to start another online group, which will be run by a different facilitator at a different day/time. Otherwise, they will be the same (open to adults of all ages and genders).
When those two new rounds end in the Spring, we may decide to divide the groups by age. To be determined.
It’s been a pleasure having you all in the group and I’d happily welcome you back. If for whatever reason the other group sounds like the better option, feel free to sign up.  Registration should be going out for both groups in the next couple weeks. I will again give you “first priority” to register before opening it up to everyone else.
Any questions, just let me know!
Thanks,
Kelly
Support Group “1”
Facilitated by me
Tuesdays 11-12:30 pm EST, March 12-April 30
Open to adults on the spectrum of all ages/genders
Support Group “2”
Facilitated by Jennifer  DeSanctis-Narby
Mondays 7-8:30 pm EST, March 11-April 29
Open to adults on the spectrum of all ages/genders
 
Kelly Urban, MA, LMHC
she/her/hers 

Coordinator of Adult Services


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