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Upstate Special Needs Consulting Presents:

THE SOCIAL

             EXCHANGE

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connecting young adults with disabilities in real time. in the community. 



We have taken our sessions via Zoom!
Next session: February 1st, 2022 5:30-7PM via Zoom

What is THE SOCIAL EXCHANGE?

what is the intent?

what are our goals?

when does the social exchange meet?

who typically attends the social exchange?

what is the format?

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Our intent is to create safe places for organic connections to happen among young adults with disabilities 

Our goal is to have young adults with disabilities find friends, roommates and everything in between. We also encourage parents meeting other parents whether to hang out socially or compare notes. 

We typically meet on the first Tuesday of every other month (except for holidays or special events.) We take summers off. Dates for events are updated monthly as well you can see our future meetups below. We ask you to RSVP in advance. You can RSVP until noon the day of.  In the event of cancellation, you will be notified via email.

Everyone is welcome. Individuals range in age, ability and frequency in which they attend. Average group size is 15-20 people. Sometimes smaller. Sometimes larger. Parents and young adults are welcome.  Some individuals come with their guardian or support staff, others come on their own.  (*Please note: due to Covid we are now via Zoom)

Due to Covid, our sessions are now via Zoom. The sessions will be a hybrid of planned activities and open discussion. At the end of each session, participants will have the opportunity to share their own meet-ups and exchange contact information if they desire. 

 

privacy and rules

It is the responsibility of group members to connect with one another at meetups. The Upstate Special Needs team will never give out personal contact information to other members. Participation is at the discretion of the organizers. Should any individual risk safety of the group, individual will be asked to leave.

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Organizers

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Nicole VanGorder Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Upstate Special Needs Planning & Upstate Special Needs Consulting

Kaleigh Tennies
Director of Client Services & Social Exchange Lead, Upstate Special Needs Planning & Upstate Special Needs Consulting

calendar of meetups

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SAVE THE DATE!

Location and Dates subject to change; RSVP for the month are set out the first week of the month for each session

February 1st 2022 530-7PM via Zoom
March 22nd 2022 530-7PM via Zoom
May 3rd 2022 530-7PM TBD

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Connecting our community. Fostering friendships. Empowering individuals with disabilities

 
 
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Come prepared for an evening of fun and conversation. All you need is your computer and yourself :) The Zoom link will be sent to your email after RSVPing!
When
Feb 01, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST
Where
Zoom
Will you join us?
CLICK HERE TO RSVP