Autism Social Club & Game Night – Southwest Washington
The Autism Social Club & Game Night for Southwest Washington is a game night and social club for youth (Preschool through 12th grade) who are on the autism spectrum as well as siblings, peers and families. Parents must stay on the premises and are invited to join other parents and facilitators in connecting and friendship. Facilitators will monitor the video games and bingo, but this is an opportunity for our kids to enjoy some independence and have fun with old and new friends or hang out and play games with the family.
There are many board games the kids can play with as well as televisions and game consoles available for video game play. There are also Legos and craft activities for those preferring to do something creative. With weather permitting and light permitted, we will also have balls and other things for kids to do outside.
Peer mentors are invited to attend along with siblings. We are looking for brothers and sisters who are compassionate, understanding, and interested in spending some time socializing with their siblings and making new friends.
What is the age range and do they have to be on the Autism Spectrum?
Social Club night is open to kids in preschool through 12th grade who are on the autism spectrum and their peer siblings. We also have a separate monthly social/game club just for Tweens and Teens (ages – 11 – 19).
When does the group meet?
The group usually meets the last Friday of each month from 6:30 – 8:30 pm unless otherwise listed
March, March 31st
Friday, April 28th
Friday, May 26th
June – No game club
July – No game club
August – No game club – Please come out to the 3rd Annual Potluck Picnic on August 6th
Friday, September 29th
Friday, October 27th – Halloween Party
November – No Game Club
Friday, December 29th
How much does it cost to take part?
The cost for each club night is $5.00 per family. Please also bring a snack to share with others. We will provide pizza and drinks.
Where does the group meet?
The group will meet within the Arc Family Center at 6511 NE 18th St., Vancouver. WA
Social Club Wish List
We need your help. If you have old game system that you don’t use, electronic or board games you no longer play and/or small TVs that could be used to support more gaming systems, please consider donating them. Here is a list of what we are looking for. WishList-2
Who can I contact if I have questions?
Our social club facilitator is John Krejcha as well as a dedicated group of families that support families with youth who are on the Autism Spectrum.
If you have questions about the club, please contact John.360-852-8369 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/groups/93355201791/
If you have questions about Autism Empowerment, please feel free to contact us directly at email@example.com or call (360) 852-8369.
We also invite you to join the Autism Social Club Facebook Group. This group supports families that participate in both the Tween & Teen Social Club as well as our Autism Social Club Game Night for Kindergarten – 12th grade that meets the last Friday of most months. The Facebook group is open to local families, however you will need to request access as we want it to be a safe environment for all our families. Once you request access, you will be contacted by one of our moderators and will be asked to confirm your connection with Autism and Southwest Washington.