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An Extraordinary Event for Extraordinary People

2nd Annual AspieCon coming
April 14, 2018!

Queens Sports Complex | 2229 Tyvola Rd., Charlotte, NC 28210

We are thrilled to announce that a portion of our proceeds will be donated to Psychology for All, whose mission is to increase access to psychological services.

What is AspieCon?

AspieCon is everything you love about comic book and pop culture conventions, combined with the best aspects of a community resource fair. It celebrates the incredibly diverse interests of individuals on the autism spectrum while also providing valuable resources and support for our awesome Aspies and Auties, their families, and their friends.  This interactive, “out of the box” event is dedicated to building a strong community and empowering individuals on the autism spectrum.

All are welcome to experience our world!

The Aspire team at Southeast Psych invites you to join us at the second annual AspieCon!

Explore the site to learn more!

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Schedule for AspieCon 2018 is coming this winter.  In the meantime, check out what we did in 2017!

Dr. Gaskill will be giving his controversial approach to Asperger’s and Autism as a more highly developed brain which humanity needs. In addition, he will speak about the DSM-V and the role the “disease model” is played in the care for the differently wired. This panel will provide information and offer a Q&A experience.

Is mind-reading for real? Decide for yourself. Psychologist and magician Dave Verhaagen will perform some amazing acts of mentalism that will have you questioning whether we can really read other people’s thoughts.

Growing Up Aspie: The Teenage Years, Young Adulthood, and Beyond. Advice, stories, and secrets to help your child thrive now and into the future. 

Merely Players is bringing three rounds of trivia to the con, so get your team ready!  We’ll be asking 10 questions per round – DC vs. Marvel, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, and Fun and Games.  Prizes will be awarded to each round’s winning team!

Want to dress as your favorite characters and don’t know where or how to get started?  Charlotte-area cosplayer, costumer, and character performer Kalliste Cosplay will be sharing ideas, tips, and tricks with you about how to transform yourself and make the most out of a con! 

Are there times it is difficult to tell how your feeling or your child? Biofeedback is a cutting edge tool that helps kids and parents learn more about how distress impacts their body and their physiological reactions. By the use of technology, Biofeedback helps to increase one’s awareness of his/her stress level and receives feedback on how well a relaxation technique is actually working. Come check out how biofeedback works for you!

Our ASPIRE team experts will be answering questions on parenting, females and Asperger’s, assessment, adolescents and young adults, and more.

Learn the basics of what Tabletop role-playing games and how they can be used to address psychological issues.  Also learn how to find games and places to learn more about TTRPG’s.

We’re excited and honored to have some of our favorite superheroes on-hand at AspieCon!  They’re taking the day to meet with all of our attendees, so come find them in our Meet and Greet area for pictures and super high-fives!  Capes not required, but certainly a lot of fun. 

Meet and Greet Times

10:00-11:00am | 11:30am-12:30pm | 1:00-2:00pm | 2:30-3:30pm

Triple Play Farm offers Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy [EFP] and nature based sessions as an alternative to traditional talk therapy. Our animal partners are critical to the success of our programs and the environment we create at the farm. Cooper, Milo, and Otis can’t wait to meet you! 

Kerbal Space Academy will showcase game play in Kerbal Space Program, discuss live streaming, and allow for fans to ask questions about some of their favorite KSP streamers.  This is a family-friendly educational program that teaches physics and astronautical engineering through game play.  

Click Here for 2017’s Full Schedule of Events!
…and look for 2018’s Schedule this Winter

AspieCon is proud to announce our vendors for 2018!

We are so grateful for everything our awesome vendors do to make this event special!

Any organization or business offering resources, services, and products that would be of interest and benefit to individuals on the spectrum is welcome to participate as a vendor.

For information about becoming a vendor, click below.

Sponsors

The Aspire team at Southeast Psych is excited to bring the second annual AspieCon to Charlotte

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