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Neurodiversity in Recovery

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Neurodiversity in Recovery is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous that welcomes and embraces neurodivergent and queer individuals. Neurodivergence refers to ways of thinking and being that diverge from what is considered normal or “neurotypical.” This can include autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and OCD, but it is not limited to those. 


Being queer and/or neurodivergent plays an integral role in our stories - both in active addiction and in seeking recovery. We see the need for a space that centers these experiences. For us, these are not “outside issues.” Where many of us lived in isolation before, we can now create the fellowship we crave, finding healing and support among others like us.


Our meeting is held in the lounge area which is a very sensory friendly area with soft couches, soft lighting (minimal to no fluorescent lights!!), and accommodating acoustics. We often keep a collection of fidget toys to share with participants who want to stim during the meeting. 


In accordance with the 6th tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous, Neurodiversity in Recovery is not affiliated with Austin Galano Club. Since this is an open meeting, those not specifically addicted to alcohol are welcome as well.

Rotating Meeting Schedule

* Group conscience meetings are held at 8pm prior to the last Friday of the month meeting.

Day and Time
Location
Meeting Format
1st Friday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Austin Galano Club Lounge
Step Study
2nd Friday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Austin Galano Club Lounge
Speaker Meeting
3rd Friday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Austin Galano Club Lounge
Open Sharing
4th Friday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Austin Galano Club Lounge
Recovery in Action
5th Friday 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Austin Galano Club Lounge
Potluck Meeting: where we share art, poetry, music, wins, and gratitude.
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