Social Supports

Join us at one of our events!

Our events provide opportunities for life skill development, fun, and friendship.

**Check the calendar page for specific information!

JUNE 23: 1-3pm, DANCE AND DRUMMING WORKSHOP at Art in Motion Studio

JULY 12: 11am-1pm, SKYZONE PIZZA PARTY at SkyZone Trampoline Park

AUGUST 7, 1-3pm, ART WORKSHOP at Hearts for the Arts Studio

YOUNG ADULT AND ADULT SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

At our regular family events, we set aside space for young adults and adults to connect with one another. It is our hope that this will turn into special events just for young adults.

**If you have a child who is a young adult interested in special activities just for them, please contact Pam at ASK, at 616-752-8577, or by email at: “pam@autismsupportofkentcounty.org”.

PUZZLE PARTNERS for INDIVIDUALS WITH HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM

Our Puzzle Partners program is for teens and young adults who have high functioning autism.

These groups meet monthly, for teens. The young adult group meets 2-3 times each month, and the adult group meets once a month, too.

Activities include game time in-house, ate their regular meeting location, and outings in the community. The young adult group is invited to take part in art classes, as well.

The group for adults is new, and they meet for dinner each month.

These groups are designed to promote friendship and social connection and are run by paid leaders. The group leaders are extremely skilled at helping these individuals increase their social connection, make friends, and have fun!

For more information about Puzzle Partners for a teen, young adult or adult with high functioning autism, please contact Pam at 616-752-8577, or by email at: “pam@autismsupportofkentcounty.org”.

These organizations also have great SOCIAL resources for people with autism:

Kentwood Parks and Recreation Department

IKUS Life Services REC Connect Program

YMCA Family Hope Program

Compassionate Heart Ministry

Hearts for the Arts Studio

AYSO Soccer

TOPS Soccer

Arts in Motion Studio

Comprehensive Therapy Center

West Michigan Special Hockey

Special Olympics

Artists Creating Together

Camp Sunshine

Indian Trails Camp