AUsome Social Group

The AUsome Social Group Activities including the newsletter have been temporarily suspended due to the Covid-19 situation.  We will resume organizing in-person activities when we can safely do so.   


If you’re a person with Autism, Asperger’s, PDD or Tourette’s age 12 and older, the AUsome Social group was designed especially for you!  Others (including parents, siblings, support people and friends) are welcome, too.  We participate in a fun activity every month, usually the first Saturday of the month.  The time and location varies depending on the activity.

To learn more details, please review our Group Philosophy and Logistics which can also be found on the last page of any AUsome Social Group newsletter.  One major goal is to provide fun, interesting and participatory activities that will broaden participants life experiences.  Another goal is to provide a safe, understanding and social environment where participants can have a chance to meet others like themselves.

The AUsome Social Group offers it own newsletter, sent about every other month as part of our email newsletter.  Look at our events calendar or sign up for our email newsletter to learn about upcoming group activities.  This newsletter includes not only plans for upcoming activities, but also sensory considerations and more. 

For a listing of current and previous newsletters sent to the group, please click the following link: AUsome Social Group Newsletters.

For more information about our AUsome Social Group please contact the AUsome Social Group Coordinator Nancy Alar at or call (608) 222-4378.

We also have a great new group: the AUsome Social Group – Janesville! The AUsome Social Group – Janesville coordinator is Cheryl Schoeller. You can email her at or call or text her (she prefers texting) at (608) 359-1965. AUsome Social Group – Janesville events are also on our events page and in our email newsletter.

If you are interested in starting your own social group, we encourage you to read this article: Tips for Running a Social Group, written by AUsome Social Group Coordinator, Nancy Alar.

If you are interested in an informal support meeting for adults on the spectrum, the Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin also sponsors the AUsome Adult Group which meets every month. See the AUsome Adult Group website page  for more information.