Our Autism Acceptance Group (AAG) is currently at capacity and new members who complete our form to join will be placed on a waiting list. As space becomes available, we will contact applicants in the order in which their forms were received, so be sure to complete the form if you are interested in joining. Space becomes available when families move out of the program service area or their children age out of the AAG program and advance to the Downriver Young Adults group. If you or the autistic individual(s) in your family are 17-30 years old, please read about our Downriver Young Adults program.
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE GROUP
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, dessert and 60 minute indoor family swim at the Flat Rock Community Center for active members of the Autism Acceptance Group. High school students volunteer to assist during the swim hour.
Autism Acceptance Group:
- 1st and 3rd Monday of each month unless there is a holiday that day
- 6pm meeting
- 6-6:30pm Pizza Dinner
- 6:30-7:30pm Swim (volunteer high school students are there for assistance)
- Proof of Downriver residency required
- $5 per person
- Flat Rock Community Center: 1 Maguire St, Flat Rock, MI 48134
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE GROUP RESOURCES
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.