ASGNO virtual programs.

The Autism Society of Greater New Orleans is dedicated to creating connections. 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.  These groups meet online to help us reach our entire service area and reduce geographic barriers for attendance. Our current programs include: a daytime and evening session of our Caregiver Support Group, Spanish Speaking Caregivers support group, Autistic ,Adults Support Group and our Adult Social Group.

You can sign up for all of our program meeting dates.  information about all the groups is below

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Participants must agree to our virtual program policies to enroll, to view the policies click here.

For information about our facilitators, click here.

Groups for Autistic Individuals

Adult social group (18+ years old).

Meets the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of each month at 6:00 PM, CST
Facilitator: Emily Davis

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!   To attend, please sign up 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.  If you are seeking a more support-group type environment for the serious life issues, check out our Autistic Adults support group below.

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Autistic Adults support group.

Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM, CST
Facilitator: Emily Davis

This group is aimed at providing Autistic Adults with a safe space for compassionate peer support about the more serious topics of life.  Geared towards support discussions, this group aims to provide support for Autistic adults on work issues, interview help, interpersonal relationships, challenges of independent living, relating to coworkers, and anything else that makes day-to-day-life difficult, exhausting, or challenging.  Seek support from people who have been there.   If you are seeking a more laid-back social group, please sign up for our Adult Social Group (18+) listed above!

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Virtual caregiver support groups.

Caregiver support group-Evening.

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM, CST

Facilitator: Stacy Badon

Caregivers of individuals with autism face many unique challenges. Life can seem very different and distant from the experiences of many other families. It can be possible to feel that there is no way that they can ask for or expect other people to understand their experiences. This support group is a place for caregivers to share experiences, get information and advice, make community connections, and research opportunities for services and provision for their children. The group is also a safe place for caregivers to have fun and talk about all of the ups and downs of parenting as well as the big and small issues.

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Caregiver support group-Day

Meets the 4nd Tuesday of each month at 12:30 PM, CST
Facilitator: Stacy Badon

Caregivers of individuals with autism face many unique challenges. Life can seem very different and distant from the experiences of many other families. It can be possible to feel that there is no way that they can ask for or expect other people to understand their experiences. This support group is a place for caregivers to share experiences, get information and advice, make community connections, and research opportunities for services and provision for their children. The group is also a safe place for caregivers to have fun and talk about all of the ups and downs of parenting as well as the big and small issues.

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Spanish speaking caregivers (Encargado/Padre/Madre de habla Hispana)

Se reúne el tercer martes de cada mes a las 6:00 p.m., hora central
Facilitadora: Stacy Badon

Para muchos encarcado de personas con grandes necesidades de apoyo en el espectro autismo, la vida puede parecer muy diferente de las experiencias de otras familias. Puede parecer imposible esperar que otras personas comprendan sus experiencias. Este grupo de apoyo es un lugar para que los encargado compartan experiencias, obtengan información, consejos y establezcan conexiones con la comunidad. El grupo también es un lugar seguro para que los encargado se diviertan y hablen sobre todos los altibajos de la crianza de los hijos, así como sobre los problemas grandes y pequeños.

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