- April 2022 -

Opportunity Brews Confidence

April is Autism Acceptance Month

Join us for a month of activities, education, opportunities and outreach!

April 1- To start the month off, A Little Compassion will hold a workshop with Tri-town first responders on how to help people with autism, Intellectual / developmental disabilities or other neurodiversities during emergency situations. Today, we will deliver sensory tool kits to each officer that include sound cancelling headphones, a picture identification card, a small white board and marker, and sensory toys.

April 6- Anime gathering ONLINE. Join us to discuss all things Anime! 18-20 somethings. 6:00pm-7:00pm at Sign Up Here

April 7 and 8- Storytime and activity at the Deep River Library- 10:30am Don’t Hug Doug- Doug doesn’t like to be hugged. Not after a soccer game, not when celebrating his birthday. Nothing is wrong with Doug, he just doesn’t like hugs. This story teaches us to respect other people’s boundaries.

April 10 – Stop by to see our local artists from The Nest 12pm-4pm. Have a drawing or a book signed. Meet the people responsible for creating many of the goodies in our Possibilities Boutique. Different artists will be on site from 12pm-4pm.

April 13- Coloring for Bored People gathering. Come to The Nest to enjoy some social time with friends. Bring your sketch book, adult coloring book, or other artist tools and create a masterpiece while you share funny stories and connect with others. High school- 20-somethings. 6:00pm-7:00pm. $5 donation suggested. Register here

April 14 4:00pm- Representative Jessica Benham (D-PA), a self-advocate and champion for inclusion who is one of only a few US legislators who identifies as autistic. Please join the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development for her presentation, “Overcoming Stigma, Not Autism: How Being Autistic Makes Me a Good Legislator,” The event will take place virtually, and is free and open to all.

April 27- Jackbox gathering -online at Join us in a fun and entertaining online trivia game. Join by zoom and we will send you a code to connect. High school- 20-somethings. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Sign Up Here

April 28- Deadline for the 2022 Alexandra Dilger Award. Apply Here

April 30- Join us as we launch our Neurodiversity Library at The Nest! Over forty books have been selected and donated to create a collection of literature for our youngest visitors. These books have themes of inclusion, compassion and empathy as well as characters that are neurodivergent. Help us to celebrate this addition to our coffee house sitting area and thank our generous donors. 9:30am launch and story time.

From 11:00am-12:00pm, enjoy our interactive panel discussion. Neurodiversity Myth Busters! Ask questions, learn new information, and share your thoughts as we hear from our panel of neurodivergent adults.

Our social gatherings are expanding! From Anime and Creator’s Corner, to Scavenger hunts and Robotics, we are creating more opportunities for our young adults to engage, learn and expand their knowledge.

If you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share, please contact Jodi Kelly at

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