Girls want to have friends. That’s why we’ll meet on 8/1.

IMG_2286The Girls’ and Young Women’s social group will meet on August 1 from 6:30 until 8 PM. The group meets at Anna Schuck’s house at 1981 Eden Road, Mason, MI 48854. Call Lydia at 517-676-4621 in the evenings if you want more information, or email lschuck51@gmail.com. You can also leave a message bemary's ipod pics 2 034low.

 

 

Girls’ Group Plans July 6

The Social Group for girls and young women will meet on July 6 from 6:30 to 8 PM at Anna Schuck’s house, 1981 Eden Road in Mason.

We’ll be getting to know each other, play a game, work (play?) with Anna’s synthesizer and make pages for a book of 3D flower pictures. Curious? Want to get in on the fun? Join us this time or on August 1.

 

 

Girls’ Group June 20 and July 6

We formed a social group for girls and young women with social challenges to have fun and make friends. So we are happy to announce that due to increased interest, we’ve added a couple of meetings to our summer schedule. We’ll be meeting on June 20 and also July 6, at 6:30 PM in Mason, Michigan.

Last time we met, we played a fun game where we told each other what things we like to do. We finished this statement, “Oh boy, today I get to ____.” The participants had many responses, including make up a story, shop for favorite things, and make a tattoo for a doll. What would you say?

Then we each filled in the same blank, but with some activity that could make money. Did you know people pay other people to design tattoos for dolls? Join us at a girls’ group meeting sometime to learn interesting facts like these!

Email for more information: Lydia Schuck   lschuck51@gmail.com

 

Resource on College Accommodations

Check out this resource for college students with mental health concerns.

Outside-The-Box College Accommodations
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Girls’ and Young Women’s social group meets June 6 at 6:30.
1981 Eden Road
Mason, MI 48854

June 6 Girls’ and Women’s Social Group meets near Lansing, MI

The Girls’ and Women’s Social Group is for young women who have Asperger Syndrome or similar issues. We don’t ask about disability labels, but this gives an idea of who we are. We meet from 6:30 to 8 PM at Anna Schuck’s house. Anna’s parents live across the street, and parents can meet there if they want to get together.

We do a getting-to-know-you activity, and a short social skills activity, then the girls talk together. We have some simple craft items or girls can bring their own materials to work on while they visit. Some of our participants like to draw or color while mostly listening, rather than talking.

Contact us at lschuck51@gmail.com beside this post or in the form below.

 

Women on the spectrum

Check out this article.

It’s worth a read.

Women with autism hide complex struggles behind masks

Girls Social Group will meet on June 6, 1981 Eden Road, Mason, Michigan.

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June 6 Girls and Young Women meet for social time

Girls and young women who have autism or other social challenges, disabilities, or just needing to make a new friend can join us on June 6 at 6:30 PM in Mason (near Lansing), Michigan. Lydia Schuck, a transition-to-adulthood specialist, facilitates this group. Our goal is for every girl or young woman to be able to say, “I am going to hang out with my friends tonight.”

Girls join in a short social skills activity and then have time to talk together. Any girl can bring their own craft to do, drawing, whatever, but we also have crafts available, so that girls don’t have to talk a lot if they don’t want to.

Moms and Dads can stay or go, drop off or stay to talk with other parents. We have a good setup for parents to talk in a space that is just far enough to talk freely, but close enough for you to be sure your daughter is thriving at the meeting.

Over the years, we find that the group members are very kind to each other and that they form lasting friendships. You can see our contact information at the side. Please follow the site to get announcements and helpful resources.

 

May 2 Girls’ Social Group meeting

Our next Girls’ Social Group meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 2, at 6:30 PM. We meet at Anna Schuck’s house at 1981 Eden Road in Mason, Michigan. We’ll be doing a short social activity first, and then the young women usually just enjoy talking about anything they want. I’ll have the materials there to make tactile pages for a service project: making books for blind preschoolers. Girls can bring their own projects, drawing materials, or nothing at all.

If parents want to be nearby during the meeting, Anna’s parents’ home is across the street, with a cozy porch. Moms and Dads have enjoyed meeting other parents whose daughters have difficulty in social situations. Join us.

April 4 Social Group meeting promises new friends for young women as well as their parents

The Girls’ Social Group is meeting at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, April 4. This group for girls with social challenges, ages 12 and up, meets at 1981 Eden Road, just south of Mason, Michigan. Any young woman is welcome, but we especially want to invite girls who, for whatever reason, have a hard time making friends at school or in other locations.

Our last meeting included 4 girls, ages 24, 20, 18, and 12. We have had some interest from families with younger girls. Please come on over if you have a younger daughter…we’ll make a special place for younger girls to get to know each other.

This month, we’ll be working with sculpey clay and have coloring materials handy, but your daughter can bring anything she’d like to work on while the group talks together. As always, we’ll start with introductions and a short social skills activity.

Our goal is to give every young woman a reason to say, “I am going to see my friends tonight!” We meet at Anna Schuck’s house, and parents can stay to talk with each other at the Schuck family home, across the street from Anna’s house. Parents find this to be a place where they meet other parents with similar concerns. It’s a group that helps parents make new friends, too! Call Lydia Schuck, the group facilitator, 517-676-4621, if you need more information.

Women and Girls with Autism

Here’s a website I discovered recently. It’s the Yale University Initiative for Women and Girls with Autism. Find it HERE. Here’s what the Initiative says about itself:

Over the last ten years, ASD interventionists and researchers have begun to appreciate that the development of socialization and communication processes for girls and women is quite different from that of boys and men. Unfortunately, the research and intervention implications of these differences have not been systematically addressed for girls and women with ASDs. The Initiative is designed to address these communication and socialization differences through recreational and communal activities. These activities allow our participants to pursue their particular interests and leisure activities in a safe and supportive environment.

The purposes of the Initiative are:

* To understand the unique needs of teens and young women with ASDs;
* To promote social development through recreational and communal activities and to measure gains in social development, a sense of personal competency and self-worth;
* To educate others and inspire research regarding the unique profile and needs of girls with ASDs.

Our Girls’ Social Group will meet again on Tuesday, April 4. We have some new younger girls and would like to welcome more so the younger girls and the older girls could meet in 2 smaller groups at the same time. Follow this blog by filling out the form or by emailing us at lschuck51@gmail.com.