Have fun, unwind and relax as you enjoy an evening of online gaming.
Separate evenings for Teens and Adults. OCASG dues paying members only.
These no-cost online-sessions for OCASG members (only) are held on Saturday evenings, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm.
Check the OCASG Calendar to RSVP
Meet new people. Make new friends.
Are you looking for fun activities or want to make new friends? The Orange County Asperger’s Support Group (OCASG) is offering a multi-faceted social program to high-functioning autistic high school teens and adults. Called the OCASG Friends and Fun (F&F), this program is sponsored by the City of Irvine. This program includes the following:
- Social Skills Discussions: A once-per-month discussion to learn techniques for improving your social life, led by Dr. Ali Arena. The Social Skills Discussions are from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM over ZOOM on select Wednesday evenings.
- Social Activities: A monthly social activity led by Erin Alonso, OCASG Social Coordinator. These activities will give you an opportunity to have fun as well as put into practice what you learned during the discussions.
- Buddies Program: Want to make a friend? You will be matched with a compatible buddy. Monthly activities are designed to help build friendships and prizes will be awarded based on participation.
QUARTERLY ENROLLMENT FEES
Quarterly enrollment fees cover all costs including the price of admission to social activities.
Irvine Residents: For individuals who reside in Irvine, the City of Irvine will cover all costs. The cost to you is FREE.
Outside of Irvine: For individuals who live outside of Irvine can participate for $100/quarter (if you are not an OCASG Member) and $80/quarter (if you are an OCASG dues-paying member).
Got questions? Join us for an informational meeting on Wednesday, December 6 at 7:00 PM. To register, click below:
For more details, please click below:
Registration is now open for the January 2024 quarter. Click on the link below to register:
Register for the Teen Program: Click Here
Register for the Adult Program: Click Here
Free Registration for Irvine Qualified Resident (Teen or Adults): Click Here
About Dr. Ali Arena
Dr. Ali Arena has dedicated her education and career to finding the best communication patterns and behavior changes required to navigate the ever-changing social world. She is both a Speech-Language Pathologist and a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst.
She maintains the following certifications Autism, Trauma-Informed Care, Level 1A Social Thinking Practitioner, UCLA PEERs, and Neurodiverse Couples Counseling. Lastly, her doctorate addressed the dating intricacies of those on the Autism Spectrum which led Ali to develop unique 1:1 couples counseling for neurodiverse partnerships and social skills classes for individuals with social learning differences (including Asperger’s syndrome, high-functioning autism, ADD/ADHD, and those without a formal diagnosis but who struggle in the social world).
Sunday Afternoons with AniMat
We will meet once a quarter on Sundays from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
- Sunday, March 5, 2023
- Sunday, June 11, 2023
- Sunday, August 13, 2023
- Sunday, December 3, 2023
The cost is $10 per session for dues paying OCASG members and $15 per session for non-members.
About Mat Brunet
Mat Brunet, also known as AniMat, is a Canadian that loves animation and Disney. So much so that his love became an animation historian, a film critic and a major cartoon fan. On his YouTube channel, ElectricDragon505, he creates web series that are all based on his passions, including Animation Lookback, where he looks at the entire history of animation studios and animators like Walt Disney Animation Studios and Don Bluth, AniMat’s Reviews, where he gives out his opinions about the latest animated films in the best way all critics can… very obnoxiously and and confidently pretending to know what he’s talking about, Top 10s, including the popular and nostalgic Top 10 Scariest Disney Moments and Top 10 Other Disney Villains and many more. Mat also runs a weekly podcast called AniMat’s Crazy Cartoon Cast where he discusses the week’s latest animation news.