Yeme for the week
Yeme for the week
Double down on "the power of the think tank" opportunities and our signature LAUNCH You! course! Our July/August cohort is aimed at recent-ish high school grads (within 6 years) and a parent! click to leave a request to be contacted! https://yourleadershipacademy.org/index.php/contact/
Autism ASK history club has been meeting 48 weeks a year for over a decade! Never a bad topic! Tonight they decided to focus on Harry Belafonte in memory of a life well-lived. Prior to prepping for class, I anticipated a nice evening of pleasant music. Belafonte was that and so much more! After learning of his activism in civil rights and philanthropy, we decided this quote of his was the most important one to embrace:
"Don't ever let injustice go unchallenged."
Harry Belafonte (born Harold George Bellanfanti Jr.; March 1, 1927 – April 25, 2023) was an American singer, actor and activist, who popularized calypso musi...
Heading to AAOM conference Friday? Be sure to stop by the Tony Richards Leadership Academy Autism Community table!
You are invited to join Autism Alliance of Michigan for the Navigating Autism Today Conference presented by the Children’s Foundation on Friday, March 10, 2023 at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave. in Novi, MI.
NeuroClastic is worth follow all year long, but ya gotta love their valentines!
Tony Richards Leadership Academy and The SelfDeterminator want to hear about autistic owned businesses. Who should we know about??
Join us for our annual Navigating Autism Today Conference on March 10, 2023 at Suburban Collection Showplace!
Register here: https://autismallianceofmichigan.org/2023-conference/
Tony Richards Leadership Academy - Autism Community is excited to have coach Jeremy Farrell join as co-facilitator at our upcoming LAUNCH You! 6 session course Saturdays February 18 - March 25 10:30 a.m. - noon on zoom.
If you register for the Feb/March LAUNCH You! course through Autism ASK, we will pay for $50 of your Tony Richards Leadership Academy Autism Community entry AND waive your Autism ASK intake processing!
Tony Richards Leadership Academy Autism Community has 4 cohorts of their signature LAUNCH You! course planned for 2023.
February 18 - March 25 with emphasis on college grads and full time workers
May 3 - June 7 with emphasis on business owners
July 24 - August 9 with emphasis on those taking a gap year or just not sure college is for them (AND 2 sessions of PARENT COHORT)
October 4 - November 8 emphasis on women
Each enrollment also provides a year of monthly social, discussion and "goal tending".
Contact us to make your next best step!
Favorite help wanted seen today!
Detroit Zoological Society
Weekend Kickstarter group at Glenlore! Love our monthly hangouts Friday 6-9 p.m.!
Where should we go next?
Autism ASK gaming night at Jester's Gallery in Waterford is BACK! 17 enthusiastic gamers can't wait til October!
Snacks are back!
PICKLES ARE BACK! Eric shared his famous pickle recipe with Urban Vine with dill-iscious outcome! His pickle recipe is now in production and in stores!
Urban Vine pickles ( and tea, pizza dough) can be found locally! Visit Niemans Market, Clarkston Family Farm in Clarkston. Also visit Urban-vine.com.
Gaming Night at Jester's Gallery! (16+) Autism ASK and Jester’s Gallery are teaming up! Jester’s Gallery is opening up their SPACIOUS gaming facility after hours exclusively to Autism ASK featuring: full 2 hours open game play, snacks and drinks, access to games, gathering of gaming enthusiasts, gift shop, safe, inclusive and welcoming environment supported by Beth of Autism ASK
Magic the Gathering•Super Smash on Switch (please bring your controller)•YuGiOh•Pokemon DS•Tabletop gaming•Dungeons and Dragons•traditional board and card games•Minecraft (your device and account)•Have another game you want you want to create a group for? Just ASK!
Sunday September 25th 6:15 to 8:15 p.m. $20 covers open play, game access, snacks (gift shop extra) Jester’s Gallery Collectible Card Gaming 1400 Scott Lake Road Waterford, MI 48328 Current ASK members :preregister Wednesday prior to Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267
Not currently a member but interested in joining: Call Beth Kimmel 248-760-4267 to set up an intake.
TRLA-Autism Community is highlighting Michigan autistic owned businesses. Nominate yourself or a business you know of to be showcased in our media outreach. We will also include you in the theater program for Jason Robbins debut production of "Let's Play Dragonhatchers!". We will provide a ticket to a performance as well as making sure marketing material provided by you is at every Performance.
Many will be worthy, but the top 5 who submit by August 10th will be promoted.
To nominate, provide:
Name of owner
Name of business
25 word description of business
Facebook, LinkedIn and website info
to [email protected]
Please forward to your network!
TRLA-AC is all about celebrating leaders! This August and September, we want to elevate 5 AUTISTIC OWNED BUSINESSES in Michigan. You can nominate yourself or someone you know! Many will be worthy, but the 5 we choose will be lifted up in our social media as well as part of an ad in the Jason Robbins original "Let's Play Dragon Hatchers" theater program. You will also be given one ticket to enjoy the play, as well as have the opportunity to talk to attendees before, after and at one of the 2 intermissions! Your promotional material will be available to all audiences for the run of the play.
Our interest in identifying autistic-owned businesses is ongoing! Those submitting by August 10th will be considered for the marketing promotion.
Shoot [email protected] an email with:
Name of Company
Name of owner
Up to 25 word description of business
Website, linked in and or page details.
It is with sadness that we share of the passing of Sharon Bergman (Brain Attain while at Autism ASK) . She was a passionate and compassionate guide to all who met her. Peace to her family.
View Sharon Alair Shulte Bergman's obituary, contribute to their memorial, see their funeral service details, and more.
: We want to hear from you! Tony Richards Leadership Academy is designed by, with and for the autism community. We are celebrating National Leadership Day, Neurodiversity Week and April Autism Acceptance Month by gathering your wise words. Scroll down or view video to find your prompts and how to share!
Oh, NeuroClastic, you crack me up!
Please consider a shout out or private message to someone you know in the autism community who is looking for their next best step!
At The Tony Richards Leadership Academy www.yourleadershipacademy.org, everything we offer is put together by, with and for the autism community. about us without us!
Launch You! is designed for individuals living with autism/autistic adults to help them discover who they aspire to be, on their own terms, and guide them on how to take action to get there. You exit a 6 session course with a very specific goal you choose and action steps specific to you of how to reach that goal.
Beyond those 6 weeks are a full year of opportunities to keep connected: discussion groups AND pure social connecting!
TRLA is all about creating and connecting leaders! The membership includes the initial 6-week course and all the monthly social and discussion groups for $350. Membership also allows access to enroll in further courses. Our current list of courses and descriptions can be found here Courses - Tony Richards Leadership Academy (www.yourleadershipacademy.org). 100% of our courses are content from the autism community, with the majority of courses taught by autistic leaders.
The next Launch You! Life Leadership highly interactive 3-week, six session virtual program runs from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Mondays and Wednesdays February 7,9,14,16,21,23.
Tony Richards Leadership Academy
Leadership skills for anyone - designed for people living with autism/autistic individuals.
I have had the pleasure of working with Katie during our first Launch You! Take a look and listen and you will see why I am so enthusiastic of this opportunity! We are accepting applications for the February and March cohorts.
ANNOUNCING THE TRLA Life Leadership Bootcamp for January 2022! This is a program that has been developed BY, WITH and FOR those persons living with autism/autistic individuals who want to take that next step in their life journey! Please spread the word and, if anyone is interested, please visit our website at https://yourleadershipacademy.org/
What do you think of this???
Neurodivergent employees are thriving in quarantine. Will businesses continue to support the practices that have made this possible?
Just because we have to social distance doesn't mean we have to feel lonely!
We just started session 2 of Zoom groups for 13+ and 18+ :
Golf With Friends
Dungeons and Dragons
History (current emphasis on history of racial divides)
In development are a Disney based zoom group tabletop gaming and more general board games.
We would LOVE to get you connected and belonging!
Text 248-760-4267 to get started!
(Please tag anyone who might not have social connections.)
Well, THAT was an awesome re-boot for our teen Minecraft club via Zoom!
Jackbox, D&D and more opportunities on the way!
Www.autism-ask.com for details AND intake special!
SPECIAL!! Schedule and complete the virtual intake (required for all classes) by June 15, 2020 at the usual price of $50 and have $15 applied to your first class
Last night's teen party had many layers of awesome!
+very unique costumes created by sharp minds
+casual goofiness that comes about when you have ongoing opportunities to connect
+ teen to teen offers of support in a rough moment
+exchange of contact info to plan fun outside of Autism ASK events
+bursts of laughter for 3 hours straight!!
+frequent asks of "When's the next party?!?"
( that would be November 2nd :)
Autism ASK Summer Short Blast fun..... Mario-style!
Top of the world with Summer Short Blast groups this week! Oakland County 4H Fair is a great way to kick off our summer!
This needs to be underscored and shared with those contracted to find employment for ASD population. "Masking" takes a huge emotional toll!
If you are familiar with the topic of autism and the workplace, you’ve likely noted that extensive time and energy is dedicated to the way in which an autistic job seeker can change th…
FIRE IN THE HOLE!! Autism ASK military history club watching the ammo demonstration at the History Alive! event in Chesterfield.
Hope to see you there! Please share....
Sharing of this event appreciated! (SOCIAL WORK FRIENDS: This FREE webinar is approved for 1 c.e.)
Tuesday February 19th 2019 1:30-2:30pm
FREE Hour to Empower Event
Social connecting opportunities, including summer options, now open for registration! Check out the new exciting lineup at Autism ASK!!
Autism ASK Military History Club at the Enigma Code lecture at Rochester Hills Library appreciating the genious of Alan Turing. We liked this quote. What do you think?
Check out the new classes for Spring and Summer! If you are a returner, you know to sign up to save a spot! If you are new, check out the Spring Special for intakes!
The mission of Autism ASK is to provide Advocacy, Support and Knowledge to the autism spectrum community
Our weekly history club had the privilege of meeting with Tuscagee Airmen! Their words on persevering, working hard and overcoming obstacles were a welcome message.
Hard to capture the full enthusiasm of this 7 man D and D campaign at tonight's Autism ASK Jester's Gallery monthly hangout!! Always room for more!!
Sharing a GREAT resource with GREAT excitement!
The Michigan Developmental Disabilities Institute (MI-DDI) at Wayne State University is excited to share the latest addition to its award winning Possibilities video series. Possibilities focuses on the lives and accomplishments of individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Each…
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