Group Activities

Check the Calendar page for upcoming activities from these groups:

Monkey Joe’s

Monkey Joe’s opens the doors exclusively for our families once a month on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 until 10 am. You may stay after they open to the public at 10:00. Parents get a chance to meet other parents, siblings have an opportunity to meet other sibs in a fun environment and kids on the spectrum can safely bounce, jump, slide, and have fun.

Parent Support Group Meetings

Do you need to talk, or just need a break? Please join us the first Sunday of each month, from 6:00-8:00 pm for ASFV’s monthly Parent Support Group meeting.

Where: 211 E Franklin St. in downtown Appleton (just two blocks west of City Park) in the building that houses Soar Fox Cites Inc. The doors will be locked, but there is a doorbell and someone will let you in. Refreshments will be provided.

Parents and other caregivers have the opportunity to get together in a relaxed, informal atmosphere to talk about everything from your personal experiences to available resources and general education about autism. We hope to see many of you there! For more information:

Hangin’ Out 7-13 Social Group

The Hangin’ Out Social Group is designed for kids who are 7-12 who would like to participate in social outings with same age peers. Extreme Air, Pizza Ranch, and bowling are just a few of the activities we have done. If your child is 7-12 years old and would like to participate in our monthly outings, email Diane at or Heidi at to be placed on the email list for these events.

Teen Social Group

The ASFV Teen Group is going strong. If you have a teen who would like to meet new people on the spectrum please send an email to the address below.

Teens are given the opportunity to socialize in a positive environment. These outings are very well attended. Your teen must be able to be independent with super-vision provided by an ASFV board member. If you have any questions or would like to be placed on the email list:

Twenty Something Social Network

ASFV’s adult group is designed for young adults with ASD, 19 –29 years old, who can independently participate in social activities, and are interested in social networking. We are hoping to get consistent events on the calendar.
The group is always looking for more members to participate (we require a minimum of 3-5 participants to hold each event). Please email Diane at for more information or if you are interested in helping facilitate these outings.

A-Team Social Outings

This social opportunity is designed for adults on the autism spectrum who like to participate in social activities, and are interested in getting to know others.

An ASFV board member organizes the events and is present to facilitate socialization for those who attend. Our expectation is that all adults with ASD be members of the Autism Society of the Fox Valley (ASFV).

We engage in various activities and events are communicated to individuals via email. Please contact Diane Nackers at

Sensory Superstars (formerly Spectrum Saturday)

Spectrum Saturday will now be moving to the 3rd SUNDAY of the month from 11am–1pm beginning on January 20, 2019. It will be renamed SENSORY SUPERSTARS, and families of children with autism will now have a full hour of quiet time (instead of 30 minutes) before the museum opens to the general public at noon!

Mark your calendars for all of the 2019 dates: Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 28 (moved to the 4th Sunday for Easter), May 19, Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15.

Click Here for more info.

Sensory Morning at Sky Zone Appleton

Sky Zone turns down the music and dials down the distractions for the comfort of our extra special jumpers. We welcome children and adults with special needs, their family, AND friends to jump! We will make every effort to accommodate ALL jumpers.

Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month from 9:30 to 11:30am! $10 to jump, $2 for reusable Sky Socks. For more info Click Here.