ND EMpower ADults 16+

ND EMpower ADults 16+

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Neurodivergent Meetup

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Delivery: Online (If/when the pandemic ends, we will form localized in-person meetups as well)

Group Size: Max 12

Day/Time: Tuesdays 8-930 pm

Cost: by donation

The adult EMPOWER group meets weekly to engage in conversation & activities to build our interpersonal (relationship) skills organically. Each group is its own supportive community. We will explore a wide variety of topics to support self-esteem, confidence, ”adulting skills”, and more importantly, provide each other with a space where we can be ourselves without fear of shame, judgement or having to constantly mask. All topics are on the table, from sex and sexuality, to managing anxiety at work.

A typical meet might start with small talk (cheat sheets available), and a topic of the month to kick off the conversation . When appropriate, there may be short activities for us to explore the topic in a new way. After folk are a bit more comfortable, we do a check-in activity where we can ask for support, solutions, or perspectives. Next, we explore either the topic of choice, or a new topic that came up during our check-in, or we might share our favorite books, blogs, vlogs, TikToks, movies, documentaries, websites, etc., based on one of the two. The last meeting of every month will have a group activity, or documentary screening, depending on the topic and group needs.

Our topic of the month is a conversation starter, and not a rigid barrier for the group activities to fall within. The group members can adjust the topics to fit the needs of the group, if all members agree that it would be helpful.

From time to time, at the request of group members, there will be guests at the meeting to share a skill or provide information on specific topics (for example, Driving Instructor, Graphic Designer, Coder, Engineer, or anyone else with specialized skills that are relevant to the group). There are also opportunities for folk from this group to attend other classes and workshops offered on weekends by the facilitator.

The facilitator, Angel (they/she), is a Life Coach, Sexual Health Educator, and anti-oppression advocate who is also wrapping up a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.