The purpose of the group is to provide a safe space where people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can increase their capacity for self-determination by:

  • Discovering and using their talents, skills and strengths
  • Frankly discussing the challenges that an ASD presents in their daily lives, without fear of judgment, rejection or other negative consequences
  • Learning about resources in the community that can help address these challenges
  • Learning and improving self-advocacy skills
  • Developing leadership skills that will help them to assume their place as contributing members of their community