The Red River Valley Asperger-Autism Network’s mission is to educate, empower, advocate and support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), including Asperger Syndrome (AS), Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS), High Functioning Autism (HFA), their families and the community.

First Annual North Dakota Autism Conference- Monday through Wednesday, October 20-22

The North Dakota Department of Human Services is hosting the first annual North Dakota Autism Spectrum Disorders Conference at the Ramada Hotel in Bismarck from Monday, October 20 through Wednesday, October 22.

The conference will feature presentations from both internationally known and local speakers.

Find more information at the address listed below.


Important for North Dakota Residents

North Dakota is in the process of testing and implementing an autism voucher. Please take a moment to fill out and submit the attached application. (Note: Please fill out page one. The rest of the application is not required to be considered for the voucher.) The voucher provides funds for services and materials not otherwise covered by insurance. It is important that everyone apply so that the state has an indication of the need for this important financial support.

Autism Voucher Application Form 

GAME ON! – The first and third Monday of each month

October 20 & November 3 & 17 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join RRVAN for GAME ON! night at the Section 9 Cyber Cafe, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on the first and third Monday of each month. Section 9 is located in downtown Fargo at 14 Roberts St. N, Suite 101.

*The event is for teens and adults. Because younger teens attend, no M for mature games will be allowed.

Lunch & Learn – Thursday November 20, 2014 from Noon to 1:00 

This month we will discuss Social Thinking. Our panel of caregivers, educators and adults on the Autism Spectrum will answer your questions and offer their insights as we discuss the development of social awareness and social skills. RSVP by 5:00 two days prior to the event via email at rrvanndmn@gmail.com  Please include your name, email address, the number of attendees and how many will enjoy the lunch provided by Prairie St. John’s.  Confirmation email will include location specifics.