RRVAN Support Groups and Activities

Legos Groups

For Children and Teens – Meets on the first Saturday of the month from
9:30 to 10:30 am at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 University Dr. S in Fargo.

Game On @ Section 9 Cyber Café

Middle and High School ages – Meets every first and third Monday of the month from
6pm to 8pm at Section 9 Cyber Café
1142 17th Street North
(no M for Mature games allowed).

Ages 17 and up – Meets every fourth Monday from 6pm to 8pm at
Section 9 Cyber Café
14 Roberts St S in Fargo.
(M for Mature games allowed).

Tuesday’s Child Caregiver Support Group

Meets every Tuesday from noon to 1:00 pm at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1303 University Dr. S. in Fargo . (See the google map in the calendar.)

Saturday Caregiver Support Group

Meets the first and third Saturday of the month from 9:30 to 10:30 am at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1303 University Dr. S. in Fargo . (See the google map in the calendar.)

Adults with Asperger’s Support Group

We are in the process of re-establishing this group. If you are interested in attending, please contact us so that we may notify you once the details are in place.

Lunch & Learn

Please join RRVAN and Prairie St. John’s on the 3rd Thursday of each month for our Lunch & Learn series.

Noon to 1:00 at St. Genevieve’s Place – 390 6th Ave. S. Fargo, ND.

RSVP rrvanndmn@gmail.com

Join us at no cost for lunch and a discussion on the topic of the month. We will begin with a brief overview and then our panel of caregivers, educators and adults with Asperger’s will answer your questions on this and any other topic you bring. Panelists will be available afterward for those who wish to continue the conversation.

Lunch will be available beginning at 11:45.

Space is limited. 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.

The following are our 2015 dates with proposed topics:

January 15, 2015  – Developing Independence & How do you get a job?

February 19, 2015  – Executive Function Skills

March 19, 2015  – Planning for Summer

April 16, 2015  – Transition to Next School Year

May 21, 2015  – Developing Independence

**Special thanks to Prairie St. John’s for providing the room and lunch.

Please note:

We welcome you to these groups and hope you will find in this fellowship the support and friendship we have been privileged to enjoy. We who live with the challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder understand as perhaps few others can. In these groups we have discovered we aren’t alone and that many gifts and joys accompany the challenges we and our loved ones face every day.

Everything that is said in the group and member-to-member, must be held in confidence. Feel free to share or just listen. Please don’t interrupt someone who has chosen to share his or her thoughts or experiences. Ask questions of each other, offer suggestions and provide support but in a manner that ensures everyone has a chance to participate. It is in this way that we learn from and strengthen each other.

Everyone has or will have difficult experiences that will cause them to vent their frustrations–you’ve come to the right place to find others who truly understand. Let us maintain a positive attitude, listen, empathize, care for each other and try to identify solutions to the problems we face. Let us also remember that through educating ourselves and others that we are able to help our special loved ones.

**As a courtesy to those with sensitivities, please don’t wear strongly scented cologne, perfume, lotions.