Autistic in NYC

Resources and new ideas for the autistic adult community in the New York City metro area.

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IN-PERSON dinner meeting on Sunday, January 29!

:  The Queens discussion group and other groups led or facilitated by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group plan to have an in-person dinner at the Atlantic Diner on Sunday, January 29, at 3:00 PM. Please see details and RSVP here. Please note that RSVP's are especially desired for in-person meetings, so we can know how big a table to reserve.

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Can we, as a community, fix some of the problems with mainsteam dating/courtship?

:  As part of the Longterm visions section of this website, I've added a new sub-section Love and romance: Are there ways we can make this easier for autistic people? including these two pages: (1) the already-existing article Possible ways to help many autistic people find love? and (2) a new article The problems with mainstream dating/courtship -- and can we fix them?

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during January 2023

:  During January 2023, the below-listed online text-based chat meetings will be led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group. To view the meeting details (including a link to our chatroom), you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already.

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Update re: chat meeting on Tuesday, December 13

:  The Queens discussion group's text-based chat meeting on , will be on the topic of our executive functioning difficulties. (See meeting details, find chatroom link, and RSVP here.)

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during December 2022

:  During December 2022, the below-listed online text-based chat meetings will be led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group. To view the meeting details (including a link to our chatroom), you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already.

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IN-PERSON dinner meeting on Sunday, November 13!

:  On , the Queens discussion group will have a dinner at the Atlantic Diner.

To view the dinner meeting details, you must first join the Autistic in NYC / Queens Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already. Then See dinner meeting details and RSVP here.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during November 2022

:  During November 2022, the below-listed online text-based chat meetings will be led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group. To view the meeting details (including a link to our chatroom), you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already.

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IN-PERSON dinner meeting on Saturday, October 15!

:  On , the Queens discussion group will have a dinner at the Atlantic Diner.

It is strongly recommended, though not required, that people attending the dinner also attend our online text-based chat support group meeting on Tuesday, October 11, with the topic of "Our difficulties at (in-person) social gatherings." This will help us better accommodate each other at the in-person gathering.

To view the dinner meeting details, you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already. Then See dinner meeting details and RSVP here.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during October 2022

:  During October 2022, the below-listed online text-based chat meetings will be led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group. To view the meeting details (including a link to our chatroom), you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already.

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Disability Pride Parade

:  If you want to march with us in the Disability Pride Parade (in Manhattan) on the morning of Sunday, October 2, you must RSVP by no later than Wednesday, September 28. (See details and RSVP here.)

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during the remainder of September 2022

:  These past couple of months I've been remiss about posting meeting announcements here on the front page of this website. (Chat meetings were held, as per the usual schedule, during August and September. Also, we held an in-person dinner meeting -- our best attended, ever -- on Saturday, September 17.)

During the remainder of September 2022, the below-listed online text-based chat meetings will be led by members of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group. To view the meeting details (including a link to our chatroom), you must first join our Meetup.com group (and be logged in to Meetup.com) if you have not done so already.

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Queens discussion group section updates

:  I've made some updates to this website's section about the Queens discussion group. The following pages have been updated:

And a new page, history of the Queens discussion group has been added.

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