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Self-Advocate Social Group

The Milestones Self-Advocate Social Group was created by self-advocates for self-advocates. The purpose of the group is to discuss common interests, make friends, and learn about topics important to the disability community. The group is hosted on Discord, a popular social site, and is available to access 24/7. Group members can look forward to talking about a wide range of interests in dedicated chat channels, such as video games, music, and sports, as well as attend monthly groups and special guest speaker events. If you have any questions about the group, or would like to become a member, please email Nathan Morgan at nmorgan@milestones.org     

This video, along with the Online Safety video (shown below) is required viewing before requesting to join our Discord group.

Self-advocate led:
Created by self-advocates for self-advocates- Moderated by self-advocates- Rules created by the community

Communicate with your peers:

  • Structured conversation groups and activities such as monthly presentations, book clubs, and video game nights
  • Talk with other self-advocates about areas of interest (e.g. music, video games, arts & crafts, sports) in dedicated chat channels 24/7
  • Options for voice and text-based communication

Who can join?
Self-advocates with a formal or self-diagnosis of autism or other disabilities. Ages 16+

How to join?
Contact Nathan at nmorgan@milestones.org and complete a brief admission form to receive your personalized link. To be accepted into the group, you will also need to watch the Safety video "Online Safety Tips for Self-Advocates" above.

Upcoming scheduled activities for July

Find these events on our calendar

FEATURED EVENT: VIRTUAL KARAOKE!
Sunday, July 11th 8:00pm -- 9:00pm EDT
Join us as we socialize and sing our favorite songs. Members will be able send their song selections to the Discord group moderators to have it queued up. Having trouble finding a song? A moderator can help you. The link to join the activity will be shared with members in the #Announcements section on the Discord server prior to the event.

Monthly: Magic the Gathering (and other games)
Thursday, July 22nd 6:30pm -- 7:30pm EDT
Join community volunteer and self-advocate, Amy Kleinman, as she leads us through a discussion and deck building group activity. The community will meet via a Google Meets link (to be shared in the #Announcements channel on our Discord group) to show off our favorite trading cards, build decks together, and discuss strategies. We will also be discussing preliminary information and seeking feedback for our planned in-person card game activity over the summer.

Per community choice, Magic the Gathering will be the predominant focus for this event period. However, feel free to share about board games or your Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, and other collections!

Monthly Minecraft
Sunday, July 25th 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Come build with us for our Monthly Minecraft Day! Each month we will be meeting to play Minecraft together as a group and to chat in Discord.

For this activity you should have:

*Individuals without a copy of the game can still participate in this social activity via Discord Voice Chat, but may miss out on certain aspects of the social experience.

Saturday Night Social Hour
Saturday, July 31st 6:00pm – 7:00pm
During this social hour, members will meet in the Meeting Room voice channel on the Discord server to discuss a range of topics such as movies, books, and other areas of interest. This is intended to be a relaxing conversation hour.

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