Winner for September 2019: The A-Team Waterloo Region
The A-Team Waterloo Region is a monthly peer support group for adult individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) – Level 1. The group is run by individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, for individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, with assistance from our volunteer facilitator. Our primary goal has always been to create a safe and welcoming environment to meet fellow adults with Asperger’s Syndrome (or ASD – level 1), discuss topics of interest, share experiences, and embrace our neurological diversity. A formal diagnosis is not required to participate, and the group is open to individuals 18+ years.
They would like to be able to pay facilitators for their time and efforts in running and organizing meetings. Having a reliable, effective facilitator(s) is essential as our group continues to grow. Funds would enable the purchase of a proper website domain, and give them flexibility in securing guest speakers. They could also use the money to enhance our participants’ experience (e.g. providing a handbook of topics covered to be shared within our group, and hopefully the larger ASD community).