Resources and Support

LEGO GROUPS

Legos and More meets the first and third Saturday of the month from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1330 University Dr. S in Fargo.

GAME ON @ SECTION 9 CYBER CAFÉ

Middle and High School ages – Meets every first and third Monday of the month from 6 pm – 8 pm at Section 9 Cyber Café 1142 17th Street North (no M for Mature games allowed).

Ages 16 and up – Meets every fourth Monday from 6 pm – 8 pm at Section 9 Cyber Café 1142 17th Street North in Fargo. (M for Mature games allowed).

 

THE LEAGUE

The League is a social gathering for middle school and high school ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder featuring games, activities and creative projects. It meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6 pm– 8 pm at Horizon Middle School West in Moorhead, MN.

ADULT POKER AND GAME NIGHT

Adult Poker and Game Night meets every other month from 6 pm– 8 pm at Rosey’s in downtown Fargo. Refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages are served free of charge. See Calendar of Activities for exact dates.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Tuesday Group – Meets every Tuesday from 12 pm -1:00 pm at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1303 University Dr. S. in Fargo.

Saturday Group – Meets the first and third Saturday of the month from 9:30 am – 10:30 am at Olivet Lutheran Church, 1303 University Dr. S. in Far

Please Note:

We welcome you to these groups and hope you will find in this fellowship the support and friendship we have been privileged to enjoy. We who live with the challenges of autism understand as perhaps few others can. In these groups we have discovered we aren’t alone and that many gifts and joys accompany the challenges we and our loved ones face every day.

Everything that is said in the group and member-to-member, must be held in confidence. Feel free to share or just listen. Please don’t interrupt someone who has chosen to share his or her thoughts or experiences. Ask questions of each other, offer suggestions and provide support but in a manner that ensures everyone has a chance to participate. It is in this way that we learn from and strengthen each other.

Everyone has or will have difficult experiences that will cause them to vent their frustrations–you’ve come to the right place to find others who truly understand. Let us maintain a positive attitude, listen, empathize, care for each other and try to identify solutions to the problems we face. Let us also remember that through educating ourselves and others that we are able to help our special loved ones.

**As a courtesy to those with sensitivities, please don’t wear strongly scented cologne, perfume, lotions.

OASIS @ MAAP

The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS) center has joined with MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome to create a single resource for families, individuals, and medical professionals who deal with the challenges of Asperger Syndrome, Autism, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder / Not Otherwise Specified (PDD/NOS).

FAMILY VOICES OF MINNESOTA

Family Voices of Minnesota’s Mission Family Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities.Through our state and national networks, we provide families tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a trusted resource on health care.

FAMILY VOICES OF NORTH DAKOTA

FVND has been assisting families of CYSHCN since 1997, when Executive Director Donene Feist, a mother of a young child with hearing impairment, recognized the need for family assistance in navigating health care systems.

 

PATHFINDERS PARENT CTR ND

The Pathfinder Parent Center is a statewide non-profit organization. We were started in 1987 by a small group of ND families. These parents received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to become ND’s statewide parent training and information center. Today we serve over 2000 parents of children that are at-risk due to learning challenges or have disabilities (age birth to 26).

PARENT TO PARENT ND

ND Parent to Parent (NDP2P) is a program of Family Voices of ND (FVND). Our goal is to decrease family stress and isolation and increase family’s knowledge and use of community resources. We believe in the innate strength of families and empower families to be the best they can be.

AUTISM SOCIETY MN

The Autism Society of Minnesota exists to enhance the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorders. AuSM seeks to realize its mission through education support, collaboration, and advocacy.