Autistic in NYC

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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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during July 2022

:  During July 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during June 2022

:  During June 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, May 22!

:  We are finally having an in-person meeting!

On , the Queens discussion group will have a dinner meeting at the Atlantic Diner.  The meeting will be a general support group meeting.

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. Then See meeting details and RSVP here.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during May 2022

:  During May 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during April 2022

:  During April 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during March 2022

:  During March 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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New mini-blog

:  A new mini-blog has been added to this site..

Its purpose is to be a place to post brief commentary that isn't long enough to warrant posting on my Wordpress blog, but is too long for a Twitter reply.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during February 2022

:  During February 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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Autistic Women's Support and Social Group - first meeting Thursday, February 10

:  A page has been created for the new Autistic Women's Support & Social Group.

Its first meeting will be held on , via text-based chat, in our usual Zulip chatroom. As usual, please see meeting details, find chatroom link, and RSVP here.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during January 2022

:  During January, 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during December 2021

:  During December, 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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Hopefully forthcoming women's support group

:  I hope soon to launch a support group (via text-based chat, until we can meet in-person) for autistic and simmilarly neurodivergent women (18+). Trans / non-binary / marginalized genders welcome. Autism self-dx OK.

If interested, please contact me to let me know what days and times would be possible/convenient for you, and then correspond with me for a bit to tell me a little about yourself and to discuss your and my thoughts about what you and II would want a support group for autistic women to be like, and our thoughts about the autistic community more generally.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during November 2021

:  During November, 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during October 2021

:  During October, 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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Tutorials on conflict resolution

:  A collection of tutorials on conflict resolution has been added to this website. More tutorials on de-escalation (often a necessary precursor to conflict resolution) will be added to that page later.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during September 2021

:  During September, 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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Online chat meetings (text-based) during August 2021

:  During August, 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.

August, 2021:

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Still waiting for pandemic to end...

:  Seems we're back to full indoor mask mandates, due to the "delta variant." So it doesn't look like we can safely meet in-person during the next two months, alas.

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"Nonviolent Communication" (NVC) tutorial list added

July 7, 2021:  A list of tutorials on "Nonviolent Communication" (NVC) has been added.

I've tentatively put it in the section on "Autistic-friendly social skills," but it should probably go elsewhere eventually, because it's not actually something most autistic people can learn easily. I recommend it more for trusted NT friends and family members of autistic people than for autistic people ourselves, most of whom I think would probably be better off learning other styles of assertiveness and active listening.

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Online chat meetings (text-based) during July 2021

June 29, 2021:  During July, 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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