The Autism Acceptance Group Mission Statement: To provide an opportunity for Downriver spectrum families to socialize and support each other

Mimi’s Mission offers the Autism Acceptance Group, a program developed  for Downriver* autistic individuals and their families. The group meets on the first and third Monday of each month for dinner. At meetings, families are offered the unique opportunity to socialize other Downriver autistic individuals and their families. These meetings offer the autistic individuals a unique opportunity also–a chance to participate and socialize with other autistic children and adults.  Generous community members volunteer to offer free childcare for those in attendance, including siblings. The adult family members have some time to build relationships with other families who often share some of the same challenges in raising an autistic child or caring for an adult autistic family member. The parents and siblings are finding comfort in being with other people who actually understand them and live very similar lives. The autistic individuals find comfort in being with friends who are similar to them. The cost to attend a meetings is $5 per person. Meetings include pizza dinner, bottled water, and dessert. Starting in October 2021, meetings will include a 1 1/2 hour indoor family swim at the Flat Rock Community Center for active members of the Autism Acceptance Group.

Autism Acceptance Group:

  • 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless there is a holiday that day
  • 6pm-8pm
  • Proof of Downriver residency required
  • $5 per person
  • Flat Rock Community Park:  Next to the library at 25200 Gibraltar Rd Flat Rock, MI 48183
  • Note: Venue will change in October 2021 to the Flat Rock Community Center and will include 1 1/2 hour family swim for active members of the Autism Acceptance Group.


Autism Acceptance Group on Facebook

Our group is open to Downriver autistic individuals and their families. If you would like to join our Facebook group, please click the button below.

$5 Fee for Autism Acceptance Group Meeting

Autism Acceptance Group meetings are $5 per person in attendance. The attendance fee includes dinner (please note the fee is the same regardless of whether or not the attendee eats dinner).

Meeting Coordinator Form

If you or your business would like to volunteer to speak or present at a Autism Acceptance Group meeting please click the button below to fill out an application.

New Autism Acceptance Group Member Form

If you are a Downriver resident and would like to join our Autism Acceptance Group, please fill out the new member information form.

Autism Acceptance Group Volunteer Application

We need and appreciate volunteers at every Autism Acceptance Group meeting and at community events. If you would like to help, please fill out our form.