ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
This resource provides information for individuals with autism on how to plan for a social event by asking themselves thoughtful questions.
Know what you want to talk about:
Shared interests, your hobbies, why you came to this event, etc.
Know what you DON’T want to talk about:
Anything personal or private.
Example: maybe you want to learn a new skill, such as crocheting if this event is for a crocheting club.
Example: maybe your goal is to meet new people, find a new hobby, or challenge yourself in social situations.
Example: I’m kind and a good listener.
Rely on your strengths when meeting new people.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.