Social and Recreational Programming

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 very thankful for all ASCV has done to help our son become the young man he is today."
Mom of a teen with Autism

Adult Social Group

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: 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 is nice to know I am not."
Adult with Autism

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, while playing with neurotypical peers.

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.