AUSTENS AUTISTIC ADVENTURES
- Arts & Culture
- Education & Literacy
- People with Disabilities
Location101 EAST SW PARKWAY STE 115LEWISVILLE, TX 75067 United States
Austen’s Autistic Adventures (501(c)(3)) provides real world activities to improve social skills and job training for those 16 and older. AAA is the only daily-meeting social skills group in the country! By going out frequently into our community, the public gets to truly know people on the spectrum and vice versa. As our members interact with others, real friendships are formed, family life improves, and more fulfilling jobs and volunteer opportunities are possible. This year, we have added a brick-and-mortar resale shop in order to provide job training, a gallery to show our members' work
AAA believes that daily social interaction, designed as fun to improve communication skills, will drastically improve quality of life as well as elevating chances for meaningful employment. In June 2022, we opened our first brick-and-mortar resale shop in order to employ some of our members and provide the skills to others to go elsewhere. Additionally, our members have been taking art classes from professional painters for almost six years. Our shop also features a gallery where members can show, sell, and profit from their work.
In order to accomplish these improvements, our organization offers a variety of life-skill classes as well as social mixers and workplace tours, again, five days a week. Class offerings include cooking, art, improv, science, sign language, martial arts and science. Social events are designed to enhance interaction and communication skills. These events include dance parties, bowling, board game meet ups, swimming, attending museums, and more. AAA also brings in community members to share their skills and passions with our group. Some of the guest teachers we have invited have taught classes in graphic comic book art, jewelry making, and puppetry.