Finding Community at Penn State

Social Opportunities

Neurodivergent Penn State students are invited to this casual on-campus social group presented by ACRES and Penn State's Student Disability Resources! The group is moderated by a recently-graduated PSU student and ACRES employee who is on the autism spectrum. Even if you don't have a formal diagnosis, all who identify as Neurodiverse are invited to come and meet fellow students, learn about helpful campus resources, and hang out with others who "get it."

This peer group meets biweekly for one hour. Meetings are held in-person every other Monday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in 101 Boucke Building while Penn State is in session, beginning on Monday, August 29.

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Wednesday Night Social Group

Social Opportunities

Socialization can be difficult for those on the autism spectrum, so ACRES is proud to be a safe place where adults with autism can make friends, have a chat, and just have fun! A group of young adults on the autism spectrum meets every other Wednesday from 6-8 PM. Contact us if you are interested!

Free (contributions accepted)

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Socials and Parties

Social Opportunities

Traditional parties and holidays can be overwhelming for individuals with autism, but that doesn't mean they don't want to participate. Throughout the year, ACRES hosts special parties and events with neurodivergent community members in mind. From sensory-friendly backyard barbecues to not-so-scary Halloween celebrations, these events provide individuals of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to have fun!

Free (contributions accepted)

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