Autism Connections News

January 23-29 | Issue 95


Programs this Week

Stay tuned for in-person programs next week!


Programs this Week

Severe* Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group

Thursday, January 26

7-8:30 p.m. ET

An online support group for parents/caregivers of children and adults who are significantly impacted by autism.

Teen Time Hangouts

Friday, January 27

5:30-7 p.m. ET

An online social program for teens 13-17 with autism to make friends, play games, hangout, and have fun!

Adult Game Night

Friday, January 27

7:30-9 p.m. ET

An online social program for adults with autism to talk, play a variety of games, and

have fun and lots of laughs!

Adult Support Group

Sunday, January 29

6:30-8 p.m. ET

An online support group for adults with autism to share successes and concerns, to give and receive support, and to be a part of a community that understands.

Events Calendar

Don’t forget, we post our upcoming programs and other community events on our website calendar. Bookmark it to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in and around the community each month.

Get Involved at the Flying Pig!

The Flying Pig Marathon weekend just got more fun! Not only are we partnering with the Pig as a charity partner, we are also involved with the Piggest Raffle! That means you can support us by registering with our event discount code, by fundraising on our behalf through Race Roster, and by purchasing Piggest Raffle tickets! Get all the information and links at the site linked below.

Support Us at the Pig!

PEERS® Training for Teens and Adults Starts Tomorrow!

PEERS® Training, or the Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills, is an evidence-based social skills training for individuals with autism and other social challenges. We’re offering two sessions of this training starting tomorrow, January 24, 2023. Registration for PEERS® for Adults is FULL, but there are still spots available at PEERS® for Teens training! To learn more about the programs, find out about registration, and register yourself on the waitlists, visit the site linked below.

PEERS® Training Page

Follow Us on Social Media!

Did you know that we have social media accounts on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn? We share a variety of posts, from program updates to facts about autism to community events! Just like our newsletter, our social media shows a snapshot of what keeps us busy each week. Click the links above to check out our profiles, follow us, and leave a like!


Severe* Autism Support Group for Parents & Caregivers

Severe* Autism Parent & Caregiver Support Group is an online support group for caregivers and family members who have a loved one with autism and high support needs. Join other parents/caregivers of children and adults who are significantly impacted by autism to share experiences as parents, advocates, cheerleaders, teachers, detectives, and so much more.


The Severe* Autism Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. ET over Zoom. If you plan to participate, please register in advance at the linked button below. After you complete registration, a Zoom link and passcode for this support group will be sent to your email address. Registration is only required once. You can click the flyer to the left to learn more!


*Severe. Profound. Significantly Impacted. These are just some of the terms used to describe people with autism who require the most intensive supports. We realize there is no consensus on how to best describe this segment of the spectrum because it is a complex issue involving multiple factors. The intention of this group is to help parents & caregivers have a space to talk through the challenges and successes of caring for someone with autism.

Register Here


The Project SEARCH Deadline to Apply is Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Project SEARCH is a year-long employment training program for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with a goal of obtaining employment, providing a unique workforce development experience. Interns accepted to the program experience three internship rotations over the course of a year and are fully immersed into the business environment. This program is a partnership between Great Oaks, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities.


Because the program is at a hospital or business, participants will spend their school day at that site. During the school year, students will rotate through two or three different internships and learn the skills of that career. Each experience will help build the skills they need for the world of work. The goal of the program is a job at that business or somewhere in the local community. You can learn more by clicking the flyer for more information, eligibility, and contact information for the program. To apply, click the linked button below to go to the Great Oaks application site.

Application at Great Oaks

Apply to be the Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC) Coordinator!

The Regional Autism Advisory Council (RAAC) is looking for a new RAAC Coordinator to serve as an information and resource hub for the autism community. RAAC connects organizations, individuals, and family members to enhance the autism community by collaborating and sharing knowledge. They assist organizations in Southwest Ohio to be best equipped to do their work supporting individuals with autism while providing opportunities to communicate, collaborate and coordinate in order to improve resources available to the local autism community.


RAAC is composed of many community partners and Cincinnati Children's Hospital is one of them. Learn more at the RAAC website. The RAAC Coordinator position is posted on the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital site as "Sr. Specialist Community Engagement" and Requisition #135814. Click the link below to see the listing.

RAAC Coordinator Position

Autism Family Night Out at Rockdale Academy

is on Monday, January 30!

Join the Cincinnati autism community at Autism Family Night Out at Rockdale Academy (335 Rockdale Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45229) on Monday, January 30 from 5:30-7 p.m. There will be pizza, movies, arts and crafts, and raffle prizes! All families are welcome to attend in-person or online via Zoom for festivities and for the special talk about Autism Services and Resource from Dr. Neeraja Ravindran, PhD. Learn more at the linked button below, or click the flyer to the right!

Register for Autism Family Night Out!

DISCLAIMER: Autism Connections provides this information to the community as a resource. For more information on the above resource or training, please reach out directly to the contact listed. Inclusion of any professional or organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval.

Autism Connections


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