The Koegel Autism Center Presents: TEAM! A virtual social group!

(Thrive, Encourage, Accomplish & Make friends!)

Are you looking to spice up your remote experience, make friends, and attend fun virtual events?

Do you want to learn and share skills to better your social and academic experience with fellow students?

We Gaucho Covered, Join TEAM Today!

The Koegel Autism Center will be offering a new, free virtual program created by students for students. TEAM is open to both incoming and continuing UCSB students with and without autism to promote social connection and conversation.

What does TEAM offer? 

Community: Interact with minded-people and make meaningful connections in a fun, engaging environment that welcomes all neurodiverse individuals on a shared communication media platform and virtual meet-ups! By discussing goals, tips, challenges, finding joy in the moment through lighthearted social events, and chatting on our media platform, we hope to provide a sense of belonging for you in TEAM.

Weekly Discussion Meet-ups: Live virtual meetings to focus on skills that promote self-growth, share strategies that have helped us with current social and academic challenges, & support one another with our goals. Topics Range from Improving your academic performance and professional development to self-care and maintaining your sense of connectedness remotely.

Weekly Fun Social Nights: Various social events and bonding activities from games nights to cooking and movie nights that offer a much-needed social boost and de-stress throughout the quarter

Newsletter: Monthly newsletter with member spotlights, information about various resources, upcoming events, a “Dear Gaucho” column where anonymously submitted questions will be answered by current students. Participants will also have the opportunity to submit contributions to the newsletter in the form of artwork, a short story, or a poem, for example.

What TEAM Strives for:

To foster a community where you can find your sense of belonging, feel connected to other UCSB students who understand the specific challenges you’re facing, learn and share skills and strategies from peers aimed at improving your social, academic, and personal success and overall college experience. Most importantly, TEAM strives to help you find happiness in the moment alongside your fellow gauchos.

TEAM Eligibility: 

All UCSB students with or without autism are welcome to register for free throughout the Winter ‘21 quarter and beyond. All participation and attendance is voluntary but highly encouraged!

To register:

  • You will need a UCSB email 
  • Pre-registration is required and can be done by clicking here.
  • Registration is ongoing throughout the quarter.