Adults with Autism Social Group
The Spoken Wheel Society is a social group for adults with autism led by an adult with autism. Each month the group meets for two hours at The Els Center of Excellence campus to participate in interactive games and a potluck meal. The group also makes plans for a monthly Saturday off-campus event for activities like bowling, mini-golf, movies, restaurants, or an arcade. The off-campus events are not supported by Els for Autism staff and group members must be able to navigate community environments safely and independently without support. Members of the group are welcome to share ideas for activities both on and off-campus.
If you would like more information or to become a member of The Spoken Wheel Society:
Family Roundtable Discussions
This program is for parents and/or families of adults with an autism spectrum disorder. The discussions are topic-specific, guided by a knowledgeable professional, focused on the needs of parents, and sharing of experiences. Participation can help families become better prepared to make informed decisions and access community resources.
Upcoming Family Roundtable Discussions
There are no upcoming roundtable discussions at this time.
Mental Health Support Group
Els for Autism Foundation is offering a Mental Health Support Group, a place where individuals can come together to share stories and experiences about their lives and to discuss common issues such as depressed mood, anxiety, and compulsive thoughts. The focus of the support group will be to improve one’s overall quality of life and increase community participation.
Contact: Jennifer Smyth, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Contact: Kimberly Watterson-Rivieccio, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern
With the goal to promote social interaction and good health, the adult Recreation Programs are offered in golf, tennis, yoga, theater, and music. Recreation Programs are for adults who are either still enrolled in high school or those who have completed high school.
Contact: Kelley Coutts, Recreation Coordinator