ASGNO COVID-19 Programs

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is dedicated to improving the lives of all affected by autism. To further this mission during the global crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ASGNO is offering a variety of virtual programs and resources aimed to decrease feelings of isolation, boredom, and stress for the families in our area. We are working diligently to expand what we are able to offer during this time, so check back frequently!  Our current offerings include our Online Social Group for Adults with Autism, our Virtual Parent Support Group, and our Social Media Resource Schedule!

June Online Social Group for Adults with Autism (Formerly Virtual Dinner Party for Adults with Autism)!

ASGNO is thrilled to launch our Online Social Group for Adults with Autism (formerly Virtual Dinner Party for Adults with Autism)!  The social group will meet every Thursday in June. You can sign up any time between now and before the last meeting if spots remain. SPOTS ARE LIMITED SIGN UP SOON! This program is designed for adults with autism, please do not sign up if you are not an adult with autism. If you have any questions, please email us at info@asgno.org.

When:  Weekly on Thursdays in June at 7:00 pm
Where:  On Zoom

Description:  The Online Social Group is designed to help reduce feelings of isolation and increase the opportunity for social interaction with peers as well as connect with people who understand you!  ASGNO Board member and Self- Advocate Cory Lang will be facilitating the social group. To attend, please sign up for May below.  Once your RSVP is received you will be sent the meeting link and access code to attend, please do not share the meeting link and access code with anyone.  See you there! If you have any questions, send us an email at info@asgno.org.

Sign up for June!

Virtual Parent Support Group

ASGNO is thrilled to announce our community-based parent-led parent support group!  Our parent support group is a safe place to seek advice, and support from your peers who are experiencing the same struggles that you are.  Seek solidarity, support, and suggestions that have worked for other people just like you!  Our Virtual Parent Support Group will meet every other Tuesday at 4:00 pm online on Zoom.  RSVP for the event below to be sent the meeting details, please do not share the meeting link and password with anyone, if you know someone who would like to attend, please ask them to RSVP.  If you have any questions, please email us at info@asgno.org.

6/2 Virtual Parent Support Group

 

Social Media Resources and Schedule

ASGNO will also be sharing a variety of resources and information to keep your family moving, creating, and enriched during this time of isolation. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to see everything we are sharing!

Schedule:

Morning:  Brief exercise video to get you and your family moving for the day

Afternoon:  Easy Craft Projects to bust your boredom

Evening:  Enrichment activities to reduce stress, learn, and keep you and your family engaged

All of these resources and videos will remain on our page for you to view and use at any time that works for you! You can see recent posts from our Facebook feed below.

#CampKinda looks like an amazing virtual summer camp and it is FREE!

www.campkinda.orgSummer usually means camp, pools, libraries, playgrounds. But not this year. So we're trying something different, for a different kind of summer: #CampKinda. Sign up for free with code KINDA2020 and share with everyone you know:
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Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is thrilled to have received 2000 masks, a generous donation from Make Waves, to distribute to Direct Support Professionals (DSP) and residents at Magnolia Community Services. The Autism Society of America received a donation pledge from Make Waves to distribute up to 50,000 masks to DSP in high-risk areas, and facilitated distribution efforts throughout the country through local affiliates like us. ...

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Here is a recorded mindfulness and caregiving webinar for you to enjoy. Learn about mindfulness strategies, how they are relevant for caregivers, and what the research says.

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This is a cool project for kids! Print out the "blueprints" and design your own city. Parents may need to help younger kids with the cutting, but this is definitely a fun activity for all ages!

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Easy Peasey Mac & Cheesey with Mrs. Shannon and her daughter Julia from Families Helping Families of Greater New Orleans! ow.ly/6Cvd30qymB8 ...

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