Teen Social Groups
We currently have two social groups for teens with autism, one for middle schoolers in grades 6-8 and one for high schoolers in grades 9-12, that meet monthly throughout the school year. These groups are most appropriate for teens who need minimal support to participate in interactive games, recreational activities, and group discussions intended to promote positive peer connections and support the development and practice of social, communication, and interpersonal skills in a small group setting. The groups provide teens with opportunities to meet new friends in an accepting, safe environment, where they can be themselves and enjoy being part of a group.
When: Second Friday of each month
Where: Midlothian Family YMCA, 737 Coalfield Road, Midlothian, 23114
How to Register: This program is only open to ASCV Members. Current members will receive an EventBrite each month with registration details. Not an ASCV member? Click here to become a member today.
We are very thankful for all the ASCV has done to help our son become the young man he is today!
Adult Social Group
Our monthly social group for adults with autism is co-facilitated by an adult with autism and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). The group provides opportunities for attendees to engage with other adults on the spectrum encouraging positive social interactions, fostering new relationships, and promoting belonging and acceptance. Adults who attend can feel comfortable being themselves in a small group setting among others who might have similar interests and experiences.
When: Last Monday of each month, 7-8:30 pm.
Where: River Road United Methodist Church (8800 River Road, Richmond, 23229)
How to Register: View our calendar to see upcoming dates and to register. Walk-ins are welcome!
I felt at home when I first got there. It is nice to know someone is there. Sometimes I feel like I am the only one, and it’s nice to know I am not.
Inclusive Lego and Game Club
The ASCV hosts a monthly Inclusive Lego & Game Club that’s open to all members of the community and runs September-June. Children of all abilities, with or without autism, in grades K-8 are invited to build with Legos and play board games with their peers and ASCV volunteers. This inclusive club gives individuals the opportunity to increase their self-esteem and improve their socialization skills.
When: Last Saturday of the month, 10-11:30 am
Where: The ASCV Office (200 S. 3rd Street, Richmond, 23219).
How to Register: View our calendar to see upcoming dates and to register.
ASCV Member Bowling Program
ASCV members of all ages are invited to participate in a monthly bowling program. Volunteers and staff are on-site to assist participants as they bowl within their age groups. This very popular event allows children, teens and adults with autism opportunities to socialize in a fun and supportive setting.
When: One Sunday each month, 1-3:30 pm
Where: Currently alternates between King Pin Lanes in Chesterfield and Shrader Lanes in Henrico.
How to Register: This program is only open to ASCV Members. Current members will receive an Eventbrite each month with registration details. Not an ASCV member? Click here to become a member today.