Autism Connections News

July 17-23 | Issue 120


Programs this Week

Adult Support Group

Sunday, July 23

6:30-8 p.m.

at Ken Anderson Alliance

A support group for adults with autism to share successes and concerns, to give and receive support, and to be a part of a community that understands.


Programs this Week

Adult Game Night

Friday, July 21

7:30-9 p.m. ET

An online social program for adults with autism to talk, play a variety of games, and

have fun and lots of laughs!

Events Calendar

Don’t forget, we post our upcoming programs and other community events on our website calendar. Bookmark it to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in and around the community each month.

Can't Make It to the 5th Annual Golf for Autism?

The 5th Annual Golf for Autism is less than a month away on Monday, August 14. Can’t make it? You can still support Autism Connections by donating, or sponsoring the event as a Beverage Cart Sponsor or Hole Sponsor! All funds raised strengthen the education, resources, connections, and lifelong support that we provide to the Southwest Ohio autism community. Participate at the linked site below.

Golf for Autism

Are you interested in facilitating our In-Person Adult Support Group? Join our team of understanding and reliable program facilitators, which is a paid position. Click the linked button below to learn more, or contact Hadia Khan, Program Director, for more information at

Become a Program Facilitator


Adult Game Night Takes Place Every Friday!

Are you an adult with autism who likes games? Are you interested in engaging in friendly competitions? Want to get to know with other adults with autism? Join in on the fun at our weekly Adult Friday Game Night!


Friday Game Night is open to adults with autism (ages 18+) and takes place each Friday on Zoom at 7:30-9 p.m. ET. As a group, we keep each other connected in a fun and relaxed social environment, all while building group and individual bonds over online games. We’ve played Mad Gab, Family Feud, Jeopardy, Among Us, and more, but we are always open to new games suggestions, and we welcome all new players. Every player has their own strategy to win, and we’d love to see yours! To participate, register at the linked button below to receive a Zoom link and passcode. Click the flyer to the right to learn more. See you there!

Register for Adult Game Night


Supporting Autism Connections at the Queen Bee Half Marathon on October 14!

Autism Connections is a Partner Charity with the Queen Bee Half Marathon! A subsidiary of the Flying Pig, the Queen Bee Half Marathon Weekend mission is to promote the fun of fitness while raising support and funds for local charities that focus on women! If you use our discount code, you can get 25% off at registration for the Half Marathon or 4 Miler, in-person or virtual, all while supporting our mission to uplift the Southwest Ohio autism community through education, resources, connections, and lifelong support! If you’d like to register and support us, reach out to Angelo Bucci, Marketing and Operations Coordinator, at to receive the code and registration instructions.

Register for the Queen Bee

Sensory Friendly Nights at the Cincinnati Public Libraries

The Norwood Branch Librarians are busy preparing for summer and that includes our after-hours Sensory Open House nights at the Norwood Branch Library (4325 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45212)! Families who would like to explore our library are welcome to attend. They’ll have lots of activities, including crafts and games, and a visit from Bonnie the Reading Dog! Families can also just hang out, kick off their shoes, and relax together. There’s something for everyone and fun for all ages! Join on Friday, July 21 and Friday, August 18 from 6:30-8 p.m.

Learn More at Norwood

Meerkat Village Usability Study is Seeking Participants

The Meerkat Village Usability Study is seeking participants who self-identify as caregivers for children with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities. Inclusion criteria also include: (1) ≥ 18 years of age, (2) smart phone ownership, and (3) medical power of attorney over the child for whom they are caring. Participants will complete usability questionnaires and a focus group. Compensation for participation is $35. Participants will also receive a free, unlimited subscription to Meerkat Village, an app that connects families with their child’s providers and supports in one place! Click the flyer to the left to learn more about the study. To learn more and participate, email Dr. Julie Faieta at the University of Pittsburgh by clicking the linked button below.

Email to Participate

DISCLAIMER: Autism Connections provides this information to the community as a resource. For more information on the above resource or training, please reach out directly to the contact listed. Inclusion of any professional or organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval.

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