Autism Social Club & Game Night – Southwest Washington
September 2017 Update:
Autism Empowerment’s Autism Social Club & Game Night for Southwest Washington was a monthly game night and social club for youth (preschool through 12th grade) on the autism spectrum as well as siblings, peers and families. It was offered in Vancouver for a number of years at various locations and under various parent volunteers. The most recent location was at The Arc of Southwest Washington in 2017.
Although Autism Empowerment enjoyed hosting the group and providing an opportunity for socialization and connection among local families, we made the decision in September 2017 to put the group on hold as we no longer have a large enough location or enough regular volunteers to host the event on a monthly basis. We didn’t want to offer something unless it was going to be consistent and offer meaningful value for families. We thank you in advance for your understanding.
We are open to the idea of hosting periodic special family game nights for all ages and abilities and are open to suggestions on how and where to do so. We also are open to potentially partnering with other group(s) in the community who have a location and/or volunteers willing to support an event for youth and/or adults.
Examples of current ongoing Autism Empowerment partnerships providing activities for youth and families:
G6 Airpark for a quarterly Sensory Friendly Jump Night (alternates between Portland and Vancouver location)
Regal Cinema Vancouver Plaza 10 – Sensory Movies the last Saturday of each month (doors open at 10 am, movie starts at 10:30 am)
Do you have any other groups for youth?
Autism Empowerment offers a monthly social/game club for Tweens and Teens (ages 11 – 19) that takes place the 3rd Saturday of most months from 6 – 9 pm at LifePoint Church in Vancouver.
We also have Autism Serves Kids Care Club, a volunteerism activity program (ages 8 – 18) that meets the 2nd Sunday of most months at Stephen’s Place in Vancouver. We also meet periodically in the community for on-site volunteer opportunities.