Female members of AAFS are drastically outnumbered by their male counterparts and Girls Club provides a way for young women in the ASD community to stick together and grow together. Girls Club creates a unique opportunity for female members of the organization to meet friends and foster strong social networks with the fellow women of AAFS.
Every month we have a couple of activities which are specifically geared towards our female members, and the activity is facilitated only by female staff. It provides the youth with a girls-oriented atmosphere, and the opportunity to make friends with female peers. Because we do not have many female members, there is no age restriction on who can join the girls club activities.
Girls Club is yet another program that is fueled by the ideas and creativity of the members themselves. If you've heard about a fun activity or social event that we should know of, never hesitate to share!
**Girls Club is inclusive of anyone who identifies as a female or a femme person, or for anyone who doesn't identify with any particular gender at all. Our aim with the Club is to provide a space for people in our community who fall outside of the "boy" identity. Since there are many youth in our community who are gender-creative or who are in the midst of exploring their gender identity for the first time, we've thought a lot about changing the name of Girls Club to be something else more inclusive, but we haven't come up with a concise replacement name for it yet.