Holiday Party + More

Next up for AASCEND is the December 8 Holiday Potluck Party! (preceded by a brief Job Club downstairs for those who come early—details below). Come join our community for food, conversation, music and good cheer. There will be Entertainment, Music, Games, Santa D.J., did we mention food, and a low-sensory space available. It’s a potluck, so bring food to share if you can — but if you can’t, show up anyway!

Be there and in the square!

When (Party): Sat Dec 8,   1 – 4 pm (upstairs)
Party Setup:    12:00 – 1:00 
Party:                  1:00 – 4:00,   Food: 1:30 on
Cleanup:             4:00 – 4:30

Where: The Arc of SF   1500 Howard St. @ 11th St.    SF, CA 94103   map

The Job Club meeting at noon downstairs features Jacob Lindsay, an instructor at the Computer Technologies Program in Berkeley, CA where he helps to prepare students with a wide range of cognitive and physical diversity for the workplace. In addition to teaching at CTP, Jacob also teaches martial arts and self-defense classes for youth, adults, and seniors; as well as clarinet and music.  At CTP Jacob uses his extensive experience in retail, customer service, and office administration to help prepare students for jobs in similar fields.

When (Job Club): Sat Dec 8,   noon – 1 pm (downstairs)

Parking is available in the garage at 255 12th Street, with a reasonable flat rate for Saturdays. There is also metered street parking for $2.25/hr.

Paul Back From Epic 4 1/2-Month Trek!

Way back at the March 17 AASCEND meeting board member Paul Nussbaum previewed his next outdoor challenge—conquering the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada. Those who came heard how Paul planned to accomplish this inspiring demonstration of autistic ability, and how to participate. Four and a half gruelling trail months later, thanks to his effort and your support, Paul is back from this epic adventure and ready to tell all about the experience. Come to the November 17 meeting to hear the saga, and bring your questions about surviving in the grit and wilds on the spectrum!

Paul on PCTALSO at the meeting AASCEND members Anlor Davin and Greg Yates will be freshly back from the World Autism Organization conference in Houston, where they will have presented on meditation in autism. They bring news from the world of adult autism worldwide, and of meetings with AASCEND friends at the conference.
WAO logoIn addition, and time permitting, we will also look ahead to the coming year and brainstorm about future programs. Come with your inspirations and your willingness to pitch in!


When: Sat Nov 17, 10am – noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St. @ 11th St. SF, CA 94103 map