For the time being, our brick-and-mortar monthly meetings at Teaism at Penn Quarter are suspended.
If you’re a Washington area autistic adult, connect with our community via our e-mail group and our video meetings.
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The Autistics Association of Greater Washington meets monthly at the Teaism at Penn Quarter restaurant in downtown Washington, DC.
There’s no need for autistic adults to register or give advance notice in order to attend our monthly meetings.
Our monthly meetings run from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The first part of our meeting, which runs from 7 p.m. to about 7:45 p.m., is informal, and consists of socializing and eating our meals. (Yes, even autistics can socialize!)
The second, formal, part of our meeting runs from about 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m., which is when the restaurant closes. During the formal part of the meeting, we discuss a topic relevant to autistics. Past topics have included (among other things) stress, physical exercise, procrastination, executive functioning, memory improvement, and social anxiety.
Our meeting schedule (below) is subject to change:
- Saturday, March 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Coping With Loss
- Saturday, April 25, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Time Management and Organization
- Saturday, May 23, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Steps for Going to a Health Professional’s Office
- Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Steps for Getting a Driver’s License (or DMV ID Card)
- Saturday, July 25, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Handling Sensory Overload
- Saturday, August 22, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Not Interrupting People and Other Rules of Conversation
- Saturday, September 26, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Transportation With A Disability
- Saturday, October 24, 2020, 7 p.m.
Discussion Topic: Dating
- Saturday, November 14, 2020, 7 p.m.
- Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7 p.m.
The restaurant Teaism at Penn Quarter is located at the northwest corner of 8th & D Streets, NW. We meet on the carpeted portion of the lower level.
Teaism at Penn Quarter is near the Archives/Navy Memorial/Penn Quarter Metro stop, on the Green and Yellow Lines.
The Metrorail station exit is on the East side of the Navy Memorial. As you exit the Metro, turn right and proceed around the Navy Memorial circle to the gap between twin large buildings. Proceed between the buildings and head to the street crossing on the left side. Cross D Street and you will be at Teaism.
There is a parking garage on 8th Street. There is also metered street parking.