So many Parents are in need of just a friend or support

SPECTRUM is a social/support group for area teens (14 – 20) and their parents, meeting weekly in and around Severna Park, Maryland. SPECTRUM was created by students, for students, to help foster friendships and to stem the tendencies toward anxiety,…

Aspies need friends too! It is always hard to find a group who will accept all the quirks and hiccups that can come along with social outings and one where parents are supported with our children’s journey. I would love this group to be such one. My 11 year old Aspie son would love to meet other tweens and get together to play computer games, go to movies, check out museums together or go to the park for nerf wars. All other suggestions for outings are welcome.

This support group is for Adults with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), Asperger’s, or other social issue that affects social interaction/relationships. If you have difficulty having conversations with others, starting or keeping friendships/relationships, have difficulty understanding or being understood by others, and/or would like to improve how you interact with others socially, this group is designed for you. Please EMAIL to join at least one day before arriving to a meeting. Feel free to email questions any time. Please email your preferred weeknight if Thursday nights are not good and I will take the consensus of the members. Meetings are $30 each, cash or check, due at each meeting.

HI! The intent of this group is for young adults with Asperger’s to have a safe, welcoming place to forge friendships in a social setting. We are new to the area and my 18yr old daughter is having a hard time meeting people. Let’s get a group going!!

This is a group for parents with teenagers on the autistic spectrum that wants to meet to hang out. I have a teenage boy that is 16 and wants friends. Both boys and girls are welcome. He just wants to connect with other teenagers like him. We can meet where ever once every couple of weeks to start. It is also for moms/dads to meet and talk. There is no groups like this in Flagstaff that I can find for him.

We are people in the Flagstaff area/ NAU students with Aspergers that would like to meet more people like us. This is a social group with various activities such as hiking, movies, holiday parties etc.

Do you just need someone to talk to about your last standing room only IEP meeting to someone who has been there? Unlike all of the other similar LA groups, we will not be meeting on weekdays. Half the battle is managing our kids’ special needs and keeping the jobs we need to support them. We are moms and dads who want to hang out evenings and weekends with our school age kids in a safe space where no one will judge you for your kid’s meltdown or their awful table manners or the way they don’t look at you when they talk. We get it, and we want friends like us!

This group is for teens and/or parents of teens w/social complications. I have 2 hopes for this group: Hope #1- that teens who have OCD can get together and share experiences …. Hope #2- that their parents can do the same. Either way is good, both ways would be AWESOME!

This group is for people who are diagnosed or self-diagnosed with Adult Aspergers/High-Functioning Autism that are interested in a peer group for sharing stories, providing resources and finding a safe place to give and get support. We will meet once a month and maybe more frequently if we want to organize outings.
Welcome to CASPAN, the Chicago Autism SPectrum Adult (and Teen) Network! Meet with local teens, young adults and adults affected by Asperger’s, autism, PDD-NOS, and related autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental issues. Both formally and self-diagnosed people attend regularly. We have several different groups around the Chicago area. We currently list support groups that meet in Barrington, Palos Hills, Naperville, Palatine, and downtown Chicago. We additionally have groups just for Women on the Spectrum and the LBGTQ Community on the Spectrum. In addition to the monthly support groups, we have more casual social activities. Keeping the needs of people with Asperger’s in mind, these social outings periodically meet at various locations. We have also attended and tabled at a number of autism conferences around the Midwest. We are always looking for suggestions for future activities, discussion topics, and new groups. If you are looking for information on the GRASP Chicago group in Evanston, please visit . *A parent or guardian must register teen members under 18, per Meetup regulations. *Please check the ages for each group before RSVPing.

Do you have AS or are you a high-functioning autistic? While everyone’s different, you feel really different, but can’t put your finger on it. Ya we know how that is.

Each month we schedule a couple get-togethers in different places around LA. Want to belong and be normal for once? Wouldn’t it be nice to meet people and not get that awful feeling? Here’s your chance. When you are with us you are “normal” and you do belong. It takes a while to get used to being ‘okay’ after a lifetime of being on the outside. We provide a fun, pressure-less social environment where you are accepted just as you are. For a couple hours you can just be yourself, do what you do, say what you say and not have to worry or feel bad. Even if we did notice we wouldn’t care because we have the same thing you do. Man I love that, it’s just magical!

Look, you are different true, but in a really cool way, and we will like you. Come on, join us. You don’t have to be alone anymore. It’ll be fun.

The Houston Autism Group is a forum for friends and family members of individuals with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD-NOS. We do not currently have a regular meeting time. Guest speakers visit to share knowledge on topics ranging from financial planning to helpful hints for preparing GFCF meals. Our groups are often just social without any speakers, but we would love suggestions on speakers if you have any. Whether you’re looking for information or some friendly support, we invite you join us!

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