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Alabama

Autism Society of Alabama
Website: http://autism-alabama.org/


University of Alabama Autism Clinic
Evaluations and diagnosis of autism

Community Health Svcs. Bldg.
930 20th St. South
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: 205-934-5471
Phone: 800-822-2472


Alabama Chapter – Autism Society of America
ASA chapters, information and support

4778 Overton Road
Birmingham, AL 35259
Phone: 205-951-1364


Special Education Action Comm.
Birmingham Outreach Office

25 W. Oxmoor Rd.
Suite 20
Birmingham, AL 35209
Phone: 205-941-0313


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Alaska

Anchorage Parents Support Group for Asperger Syndrome
Sponsored by the Special Education Parents Resource Center
Phone: 907-333-5634

Co-Facilitator: Brenda Ross, Director, Special Education Parent Resource Center
Email: Ross_Brenda@msmail.asd.K12.ak.us

Co-Facilitator: Peggy Sandberg
Email: ksand@alaska.net


AARC
Serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders , their families, caregivers, and service providers throughout the state of Alaska. They provide information, referral, training, and consultation via on-site and distance delivery. The Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC) is a project of the Special Education Service Agency (SESA) located in Anchorage, Alaska. Our toll free phone number provides access to our trained autism specialists who are available to answer questions, provide information, and plan/schedule training and consultation.

Anchorage, Alaska
Phone: 866-301-7372


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Arizona

AGUA of Phoenix

Daniel Szyper
617 E. Apache Blvd. #31
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: 480-968-2376
Email: danielszyper@netscape.net


FLOAT (Friendly Local Organization of Autistic Terrestrials)
Adult Support Group

Monthly meetings alternate between Tucson and Phoenix

Trish Crew
Phone: 602-299-8756
Email: trish_crew@yahoo.com

Sue Golubock
Phone: 480-802-9005
Email: sgolly@aol.com


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Arkansas

Conway Asperger’s Support Group

A parent-to-parent support group. Offering support to those raising children with Asperger’s Syndrome through an exchange of ideas and information among members as well as the occasional presenter, and Fellowship Meetings for the whole family. Meetings are open to anyone interested in Asperger’s Syndrome whether parent, educator, physician, therapist, or someone with AS.

Meetings are casual and offer an informal and relaxed environment. Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare for our meetings at this time.

4th Thursday of each month (unless specified otherwise) from 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

Conway Regional Women’s Center, Classroom 1
2302 College Ave.
Conway, AR

Shannon Rudder
Email: info@conwayasperger.org
Website: www.conwayasperger.org


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California

Culver City
ASA-sponsored parent group

5816 Vicstone Ct.
Culver City, CA 90232-3019

Jim Devine
Phone: 310-202-6546 (home)
Phone: 310-338-2948
Email: jdevine@popmail.lmu.edu

Fran Goldfarb
Phone: 310-576-2550 x249
Phone: 310-559-5664
Email: natamfran@aol.com


Long Beach
for Parents of Children With AS

Marilyn Van Dyke
Phone: 562-804-3114


Los Angeles Asperger’s Syndrome Parents’ Support Group

The primary focus of this group is for parents of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Adults with same will be allowed to attend meetings, but the children will be the top priority.

Jim Devine
Phone: 310-202-6546 (home)
Phone: 310-338-2948
Email: jdevine@popmail.lmu.edu

Fran Goldfarb
Phone: 310-576-2550 x249
Phone: 310-559-5664
Email: natamfran@aol.com


Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Support & Information

Lynne Weissmann
Email: LWeissmann@aol.com
Website: www.sacramentoasis.com


Autism Support Group of Santa Cruz, CA

Terri Mykland
Phone: 831-464-3393
Email: tmykland@mindspring.com


San Francisco / Oakland
for Parents of Children With AS

Val Simon
Phone: 510-254-2702


Walnut Creek / California Bay Area

Aspergers Resource is a parent support group for those with children diagnosed with Asperger’s and other ASDs.

We meet the second Monday of each month at the Barnes & Noble book store in Walnut Creek at 7:00pm. We often have guest speakers that provide information for parents and professionals who have children along the entire autism spectrum.

Karra Barber
Email: advocateforkids@astound.net
Website: www.aspergersresource.org


Self-Help Connection (San Diego County)
Provides information and referral to support groups in San Diego County.

Phone: 619-543-0412
Email: pbeers@mhasd.org
Website: www.mhasd.org


SHARE!
Serves the Los Angeles area. Provides information and referrals to self-help groups in Los Angeles County.

Ruth Hollman, Director
5521 Grosvenor Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Phone: 1-877-742-7349 or 310-305-8878
Email: ruth@shareselfhelp.org
Website: www.shareselfhelp.org


Adults with Aspergers/HFA Meet-up Group

Various locations near Los Angeles

Amanda Rose
Phone: 323-734-766
Website: www.meetup.com/AspiesInLA/
Website: www.meetup.com/ocaspergers


Jonibeth (J.B.) Whitney, Ph.D

1328 Westwood Blvd. #24
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: 310-446-8870


AUTASTICS (Autistics United Together and Showing They Indeed Can Succeed)

Adult Support Group

Adam Pollack
Oakland, CA 94114
Phone: 510-444-4777
Website: www.autastics.org


GRASP LA Chapter

Support Group

Website: www.grasp.org/scbsc.htm


AASCEND (Autism and Asperger Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development)

Support Group

P.O. Box 591011
San Francisco, CA 94159
Phone: 415-248-1670


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Colorado

Colorado Springs Asperger Support Group

A support group for families and individuals affected by aspergers, HFA and PDD-NOS. We meet on the third Thursday of every month at the Rockrimmon Library from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. We are also an online support group.

Kim Hetherington
Phone: 719-265-6141
Email: kahether@netzero.net
Website: health.groups.yahoo.com/group/PEAK/


GRASP

Support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome

Kathy Grant, Sherril Strong
Denver, CO
Email: strongevans@msn.com

 

Nathen P. Johansen, nathan@npj.com

Briana Sinn, ositamay11@hotmail.com

Boulder/Northern Colorado

Phone: 303-527-0888


Parent to Parent of Grand Junction

Phone: 970-248-6954


Larimer County Chapter- Autism Society of America

Ft. Collins, CO

Phone: 970-377-9640


HELP Hope & Education for Loving Parents

Parent Support Group

Pueblo, CO

Phone: 719-545-5707


Parents Supporting Parents of Engle County

Vail, CO

Phone: 970-845-5999


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Connecticut

Fairfield County – ATYPICAL PDD-NOS / Asperger Support Group

Maggie Casciato
Email: mcasciat@ftae.com


Greater New Haven – The Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center (ASRC)

ASRC is a non-profit organization founded in 2000. The Center grew out of The Greater New Haven PDD/Asperger’s Support Network, Inc. which was established in 1993. ASRC offers workshops, conferences, and support groups.

1978 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517

Phone: 203-248-5222
Website: www.ct-asrc.org


Simsbury / Farmington Valley – Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (FAVAN)

FAVAN is for parents or other caretakers of children with Aspergers, PDD or High Functioning Autism. FAVAN has a lending library for members and meets monthly.

305 Pennwood Place
Bristol, CT 06010

Shawn and Lee McFadden
Phone: 860-589-0097
Email: leemcf@sbcglobal.net


Connecticut Self-Help Support Network
Publishes directory of self-help groups.

Phone: 203-624-6982
Email: info@theconsultationcenter.org
Website: www.theconsultationcenter.org


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Delaware

Autism Delaware

924 Old Harmony Road, Suite 201
Newark, DE 19713

Phone: 302-224-6020


Delaware Aspergers Support and Advocacy Group

Meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month at AI DuPont children’s hospital at 10:00am.

Aspergers Delaware is a support and advocacy group for and by both parents of (or others with responsibility or interest in) children and individuals who have Aspergers. In addition to those who have children who are formally diagnosed as Aspergers, also included are individuals and parents impacted by related or concurrent items such as PDD-nos, HFA, and any similar groupings of Autism characteristics such as social skills deficits, auditory proceeding issues, sensory differentials, executive function differentials (attention and processing for examples), or any of the other close to 100 characteristics which can be are part of Autism genetics, for which the related experience and advocacy of Aspersers may be helpful.

Additionally clinicians, educators or others who wish to support or learn about Aspergers are welcome.

For additional information, directions, meeting room number or other questions please email DelawareAspergers@verizon.net.


The Ambitious Adults with Asperger’s Social Group of Delaware (AAASGDE)

Valerie Loveless
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: 302-368-6980


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Florida

AS (Adult) Support Group of Hillsborough County (and surrounding counties)

Michael McCroskery
Email: MRPolisci@aol.com


University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Diane Adreon, Associate Director of Family Support Services
Phone: 1-800-9-AUTISM
Email: dadreon@umiami.ir.miami.edu


Tallahassee Autism Support Coalition (T*A*S*C*)

T*A*S*C* is a small, but reasonably active community-based, all-volunteer organization in the Big Bend region of Florida.

The Tallahassee Asperger Adult Peer Support Group is intended to work as a safe, “aspie friendly” environment for participants to develop social skills, acquire new knowledges and gain perspective on life on the autism spectrum in the world. This group is for those from the North Florida and Southeastern Georgia areas, including Tallahassee, Thomasville, Bainbridge and surrounding counties or to anyone who is moving to those areas who is a higher-functioning adult with an autism spectrum disorder, such as Asperger’s Syndrome.

T*A*S*C* provides information, referral and other support as possible for higher-functioning adults with autism spectrum disorders, their family members and friends. Currently, T*A*S*C* runs two programs.

  • The Gathering is a mainly social club and only indirectly a social skills practice venue. The purpose is to provide a safe, aspie friendly environment for members to experience social contact and have some fun around shared interests and new interests. It meets weekly, Saturdays from about 1:00pm to around 2:00pm in the coffee shop of the Borders Books on Apalachee Parkway in Tallahassee, Florida.
  • The Tallahassee Asperger Adult Peer Support Group is intended to be involved in peer-led, participant-directed more-or-less formal support group work for more higher-functioning adults with the autism spectrum disorders (such as Asperger’s Syndrome). It will meet at least monthly, from between around 7:30/8:00pm until 9:00pm in the Education Building of the First Presbyterian Church, 110 North Adams Street in downtown Tallahassee, Florida.

Jarl K. Jackson, T*A*S*C* Coordinator and adult with AS
c/o First Presbyterian Church
110 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
Phone: 850-412-0141
Email: jarlkjackson@pngusa.net


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Georgia

Coweta-Troup Asperger’s Family Support/CoTroAFS

Tiffany Moody
Email: tlmoody27@gmail.com
Website: www.cotroafs.com


Altanta Asperger Syndrome Resource/Support Group

Stephanie Smith, Support Group Coordinator
Email: david.stef@juno.com


The Fayette County Asperger Syndrome Support Group of South Atlanta

Cathie
Email: cathie_coppedge@yahoo.com


Emory Autism Resource Center

Sheila Wagner, M.Ed.
718 Gatewood Road
Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: 404-727-8350


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Hawaii

Autism Society of Hawaii – Oahu

Meets every 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. Contact Naomi Grossman for location.

Naomi Grossman
Phone: 228-0122/c
E-mail: naomi_grossman@yahoo.com
Website: www.autismhawaii.org


Autism Speaks – Oahu

Kalma Wong
Phone: 235-4411
Fax: 454-1975
E-mail: flute866@yahoo.com
Website: www.walknowforautism.org/hawaii


Military Parents Support Group – Oahu

Offers support groups for military parents of children with autism. Call for more information.

Alan Gamble
Phone: 433-6205
E-mail: alan.gamble@us.army.mil


Talk About Curing Autism Hawaii (TACA) – Oahu

Holds informational group meetings for parents and interested professionals the last Monday of the month at 7:00pm at Kaimuki Christian Church (1117 Koko Head Ave.) Provides a parent-to-parent match for information and support.

Julianne King
Phone: 265-5519
E-mail: julianneking@hawaii.rr.com


“We Care” Support Group – ACSEFMD – Oahu

Issue specific support groups for any military family in the Exceptional Family Member Program: 1) 1st autism support group meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Schofield Main Post Chapel. 2) 2nd autism support group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month, 5:30pm – 8:00pm at the Aliamanu Military Reservation.

Janet Bruns / Ethel Manuel
Phone: 655-4227
E-mail: www.mwrarmyhawaii.com


Kauai Autism / PDD Family Support Group

Provides support & education to parents and caregivers living with persons with autism spectrum. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 6:00pm at the Easter Seals Conference Room in Lihue.

Kim
Phone: 808-332-0362
E-mail: KauaiAutismSupportGroup@hotmail.com

Zaida
Phone: 808-742-9258
E-mail: KauaiAutismSupportGroup@hotmail.com


Kauai Parent Support Group

Provides support & education to parents to enable them to be effective partners in the IEP process. Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at the Lihue Public Library.

Byron Watanabe
Phone: 246-3727


Autism / PDD Family Support Group – Maui

Meets every other month (except November and December) on the 4th Saturday at Cameron Center, Conference Room #1, 95 Mahalani Street, Kahului, Maui. Open to direct care providers and families of children with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorders and other neuro-developmental disorders.

Sing Vista
Phone: 572-8070
E-mail: autismbridges@hawaii.rr.com
Website: www.autismbridgesmaui.org


Self-Advocacy Advisory Council (SAAC) – Maui

Offers a network of individuals with developmental disabilities aimed at becoming partners in planning, developing and implementing policies and programs for persons with developmental disabilities.

Contact: Joey Lakins
Phone: 733-9167
E-mail: joel.lakins@doh.hawaii.gov


Easter Seals of Hawaii Sibshops (Sibling Support Groups) – Oahu

Brothers and sisters 6 – 12 of siblings with disabilities meet six times a year, usually on the 1st Saturday of the month from 11:00am – 2:00pm. Cost is $10 per child per Sibshop and includes lunch and all activities. Call to register.

Contact: Linda Guess
Phone: 536-1015, ext. 240
E-mail: lindag@eastersealshawaii.org


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Idaho

Idaho Asperger’s Support Group

The Idaho Asperger’s Support Group is based in Boise, Idaho. Their meetings are held monthly on the second Friday of the month. They also offer a teen group that meets weekly.

They are dedicated to providing support for those affected by Asperger’s Syndrome and other high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. In addition, welcome and encourage educators, medical professionals and anyone interested in learning more about Asperger’s Syndrome to join in.

For more information, contact amy@idahoasg or nicole@idahoasg.


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Illinois

Promoting Asperger / Autism Awareness
Support group

Marge Smolinski
Addison, IL 60101
Phone: 630-543-3358
Email: mailto:smolinskim@comcast.net


Arlington Pediatric Therapy
Social skills classes for ages 4-16, therapy services

Mary Beth Mayer
Arlington Heights, IL
Phone: 847-255-8690


Northwest Suburban Child & Family Center

1156 Shure Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: 847-392-8970


Asperger’s Syndrome Support Group (SEAPCO)
Resources & support

5000 S. Adams
Barton, IL 61607
Phone: 309-697-0880 x265
Email: lbowe63@yahoo.com


Bloomingdale Asperger’s Parent Support Group

Christine Woosley
St. Paul Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL
Phone: 630-980-9264
Email: cwoosley@sbcglobal.net


Easter Seals Bloomington
Autism clinic, summer camp, support groups, therapy, intervention, counseling, diagnosis

2404 E. Empire
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: 309-663-8275
Email: erogers@ci.easterseals.com
Website: www.ci.easterseals.com


Asperger Syndrome Support Awareness of Central IL
Support Groups for Central Illinois

Dianna Noble
Central Illinois, IL
Phone: 217-585-7276
Email: dianna.novle@insightbb.com


Support group referral service

Champaign County, IL
Phone: 217-352-0099
Website: www.selfhelpgroups.org


Parent to Parent Network

825 18th Street
P.O. Box 587
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone: 217-348-0127


Southern IL Child and Family Conn
Parent Information

1108 W. Willow
Carbondale, IL 62903
Phone: 888-340-6702


Chicago Southside Autism Support Group (CSASG)
Support groups & web site

Miriam McCann
Chicago, IL
Phone: 773-728-2979
Email: miriammccann@comcast.net
Website: www.csasg.org


Council for Disability Rights

205 W. Randolph
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606-1820
Phone: 312-444-9484
Email: cdrights@interaccess.com
Website: www.disabilityrights.org


Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago
Therapy, daycare, summer camp and intervention for children with autism

14 E. Jackson St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 312-939-5115
Email: cshinn@eastersealschicago.org
Website: www.eastersealschicago.org


TAP (The Autism Program) Training Center at University of Illinois-Chicago
Diagnostic Services, Consultation, Support Groups, Intervention, Resources, Trainings

1747 W. Roosevelt Rd.
Room 155
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: 312-413-4624
Website: www.theautismprogram.org


DeKalb Asperger’s Support Group
Support group for people affected by AS

Heather Hahn
DeKalb, IL
Phone: 815-970-3904
Email: heather.hahn@prudential.com


Autism Support Group

Emily Dobson
Decatur, IL
Phone: 800-358-8080
Email: erdobson@hotmail.com


Downers Grove PEP (Parents Emporwering Parents) Club for Asperger’s Syndrome
Parent support

Susan Kahan
Downers Grove, IL
Phone: 620-495-6800
Email: clubhouseslp@aol.com


Northwest Illinois Autism Support Group

1255 W. Lincoln Blvd.
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-232-6896


Northeast Illinois Chapter – Autism Society of America
Information and support

707 Crossland Dr.
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-583-5080


Autism Resource Center
Information, support, resources, advocacy

Good Shepherd Center
17929 Gottschalk Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430


Naperville Asperger’s Parents Support Group/Adult Asperger’s Support Group
Support groups for parents of AS kids, and for adults with AS

Jill Holman, Facilitator
1105 Catalpa Ln.
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-904-4110
Email: holmanjill@gmail.com


Governor’s State University
Parent to Parent

Governor’s Hwy & Stunkel Rd
University Park, IL 60466-0975
Phone: 708-534-5000
Email: gsunow@govst.edu
Website: www.govst.edu


Asperger Syndrome Support and Awareness of Central Illinois

Group meetings are the first Thursday of each month excluding January, June, July and August.

University of Illinois in Springfield
V.P.A. Building, Room 152
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Dr. Karen Kirkendall, Facilitator, Associate Professor U.I.S. of Springfield with a specialty in Developmental Disabilities
Website: www.aspergersyndromesupport.com
Email: diana.noble@insightbb.com


Northern Illinois – Rolling Meadows

We meet the second Tuesday of each month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm in the Cardinal Drive Church Building

2300 Cardinal Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL

Susie Smith
Email: aspergersupport@comcast.net


Decatur Area – Autism Support Group

Fourth Monday of the month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm, August to May. Speakers, open forum, parent to parent support.

Macon Resources
2121 Hubbard Ave
Decatur, IL

Emily Dobson
Phone: 1-800-358-8080
Email: erdobson@hotmail.com


Self-Help Center (Champaign and surrounding Counties)
Referral to local support groups.

Phone: 217-352-0099
Fax: 217-352-9512
Email: selfhelp@prairienet.org
Website: selfhelp.prairienet.org


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Indiana

Autism Society of Indiana

Teachers College, Room 722
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Susan Pieples, ASI President
Phone: 317-695-0252
Email: Susan@BroadHorizons.us
Website: www.inautism.org


Autism Community Together

P.O. Box 8203
Fort Wayne, IN 46898-8203

Pam Meissner
Phone: 260-609-7412
Email: info@actpositive.org
Website: www.actpositive.org


Act-plus (Warsaw Community Schools)

Eisenhower Elementary
1900 South County Farm Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Maria Demopoulos
Phone: 574-269-7440
Email: mdemopoulos@warsaw.k12.in.us


AKA (Awareness Knowledge Action) Autism Family Support Group – Grant County

Grant County Special Education Cooperative
426 East South A Street
Gas City, IN 46933

Chris Bohn
Phone: 765-677-4459
Email: chris_bohn@olemiss.k12.in.us


Autism Society Of Kentuckiana (ASK)

Vonya Gresham
5917 Scottsville-Navilleton
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Phone: 812-923-1129
Email: ronaldvonya@aol.com

Laurie Spezzano
P.O. Box 90
Peewee Valley, KY 40056
Phone: 502-222-4706
Email: lauries@igloo.com
Website: www.ask-lou.org


Adams-wells Autism Resource & Education (AWARE)

2891 East 500 North
Ossian, IN 46777

Teresa and Bruce Ley
Phone: 260-597-7395
Email: btley@onlyinternet.net


Asperger / Autism Parent Network (AAPN)

1466 Clearwater Court
Carmel, IN 46032

Linda Sullivan
Phone: 317-848-5082
Email: brsll@aol.com


Asperger Support Group of Vigo County

2151 Morton Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Suellen ONeal
Phone: 812-232-2540
Email: imsoneal@msn.com


Autism / Asperger’s Family Support Group

1024 Evelyn Way
Lebanon, IN 46052

Alishia MacKinnon
Phone: 765-483-1267
Email: alishiamackinnon@sbcglobal.net


Elkhart County Asperger / High Functioning Autism Parent Support Group

406 South Seventh Street
Goshen, IN 46526

Christine Guth
Phone: 574-534-2718
Email: christine@adnetonline.org

Kaylene Ediger
Phone: 574-825-1460
Email: akediger@comcast.net


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Iowa

Asperger’s Syndrome Family Group

Iowa City, IA

Iowa City Information: Vicki Walch or Corie Lineback for more information about ASFG

Quad Cities Information: Katherine (Liz) E. Cleve

Cedar Rapids Information: Nancy Roland


GRASP Southeast Iowa Network

A support group for adults (18 and over) on the autistic spectrum from Iowa City, Coralville, and surrounding areas. We support each other through monthly meetings for discussion, information, and advocacy, and maintain an online forum and listserv. We are a local network of the Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership. We meet during the Second Saturday of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm.

Grant Wood Area Education Agency (AEA)
200 Holiday Road
Coralville, IA

Rebecca Gbasha
Email: rebecca-roberts@uiowa.edu


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Kansas

University of Kansas Medical Center, Autism / Asperger Resource Center

This group sponsors a support group for parents of children with AS. In addition, The University of Kansas offers a Graduate Degree with a Specialization in Asperger Syndrome.

University of Kansas Medical Center
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
4001 HC Miller Building
Kansas City, KS 66160

Brenda Smith Myles, PhD.
Phone: 913-588-5943


AsPA: Asperger Parents’ Support Group

This is a large and well-established support group affiliated with Kansas University Medical Center.

3901 Rainbow Blvd.
4001 HC Miller Building
Kansas City, KS 66160

Sanna Chadwick
Phone: 913-780-5981
Email: chadwick@qni.com


Overland Park Circle of Support

Autism Asperger Parent Facilitated group. Affiliated with the Autism Alliance of Greater Kansas City. Monthly support group meetings. Meets the 2nd Saturday of each month at 10:00am at the K.U. Regents Center on 126th and Quivira.

Julius and Kay Karash
Email: kc_asd@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.autismalliancekc.org


Wichita State University Center for Community Support

Phone: 1-800-445-0116 or 316-978-3843
Email: ccsr@wichita.edu
Website: www.ccsr.wichita.edu


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Kentucky

Frankfort Asperger’s Support Group

Hearn Elementary School Library
200 Laralan
Frankfort, KY 40601

Belinda Henson
Phone: 502-695-6760 (Daytime)

Meets on the 2nd Monday of each school month.


High Functioning Autistics Groups
Support group

3885 Lebabon Rd.
Danville, KY 40422

Gretta Kruger
Phone: 606-236-4988


Weisskopf Center for the Evaluation of Children

University of Louisville
571 South Floyd St.
Ste. 100
Louisville, KY 40203

Dr. Lisa Ruble, Director
Phone: 502-852-5331


Kentucky Autism Training Center
Parent Support and training

College of Education and Human Development
Dean’s Office
911 S. Brook St.
Louisville, KY 40203

Kristin Frarey
Phone: 502-852-4631
Phone: 1-800-334-8635, ext. 852-4631
Fax: 502-852-7148
Email: katc@louisville.edu
Website: www.louisville.edu/education/kyautismtraining/


University of Kentucky UCEDD

Interdisciplinary Human Development Institute
126 Mineral Industries Bldg.
Lexington, KY 40506-0051

Phone: 859-257-1714
Fax: 859-258-1901
Website: www.ihdi.uky.edu


Autism Society of Kentuckiana

P.O. Box 90
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Laurie Spazzano
Phone: 502-222-4706
Website: www.ask-lou.org


In the Stillness
Respite and support for couples with ASD children

1169 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217

Pat Coppinger, MS, LMFT, PLLC
Phone: 502-297-2448
Email: patcoppinger@inthestillness.com
Website: www.inthestillness.com


ASA of Kentuckiana

4507 Lisa Lane
New Albany & Pee Wee Valley, KY 47150

Deanna Gadje and Laurie Spazzano
Phone: 812-949-2922
Fax: 502-222-4706
Email: armj01@aol.com
Website: www.ask-lou.org


Asperger Parents Support Group

Christ Church Cathedral
421 South Second Street (2nd floor)
Louisville, KY

Cindy Read and Debbie Marsh
Email: clouise@mindspring.com
Email: cathedrlou@aol.com


Parent Outreach – Parent to Parent

1146 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Phone: 502-584-1239
Fax: 502-584-1261
Email: parentoutreach@council-crc.org
Website: www.council-crc.org


Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
Parent Support

P.O. Box 439
Independence, KY 41051

Phone: 859-356-6400
Email: asdnky@yahoo.com


Autism Society of America – Bluegrass Chapter
ASA Chapters, Information and Support

243 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY 40507

Phone: 859-299-9000


United Way’s First Link
Information and Referrals

2480 Fortune Dr.
Ste. 250
Lexington, KY 40509

Phone: 859-313-5465
Website: www.uwbg.org


Frankfort Aspreger’s Support Group

Collins Lane Elementary School Library
1 Cougar Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

Theresa Smalley and Belinda Henson
Phone: 502-875-4460
Phone: 502-875-8409
Email: gsmalley@dcr.net
Email: bhenson724@aol.com


Arc of Kentucky

833 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-875-5225


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Louisiana

Autism Resources, Intervention, Support and Education (ARISE)

Offers support groups in the Central Louisiana/Alexandria area, and information and referral services. ARISE’s mission is to assist parents of children with autism by providing knowledge, training, and behavioral services.

Monica Dennis
P.O. Box 12834
Alexandria, LA 71315-2834
Phone: 1-318-466-9853
Email: arisealexandria@yahoo.com

Flo Thibeaux
P.O. Box 12834
Alexandria, LA 71315-2834
Phone: 1-225-753-9850
Cell: 1-318-613-8386


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Maine

Bangor Area Asperger’S Syndrome Parent Support Group

Bangor Montessori School
30 Otis Street (across from EMMC)

Becky Morse
Phone: 207-695-3825

Betty Crossman
Phone: 207-973-3590


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Maryland

MD Asperger Support Group

Generally located in southern and central Maryland. We meet in the Bowie area because it is most central to where our members live.

DeAnne Mertoglu
Phone: 410-867-1531
Email: deannemert@yahoo.com

Joyce Lloyd
Email: joycelloyd@juno.com

Careen Wallace
Phone: 301-855-8333
Email: cwall3412@aol.com


Maryland Asperger Parents Association

Gayle Blum
Email: vineyards@home.com


Baltimore Chapter – Maryland Asperger and HFA Parent Support Group

This is a support group for parents of AS and high-functioning autism children of all ages.

Gayle Blum
Phone: 410-356-6765
Email: vineyards@home.com


Maryland Asperger Parent Support Group

Meets on the third Wednesday of the month at St. Martin in the Fields Church.

375 Benfield Blvd.
Severna Park, MD

Sandy D’Erasmo
Phone: 410-647-9502


Meetup Group for Carroll and Frederick Counties in Maryland

http://www.meetup.com/Carroll-Frederick-Social-Skills-Group/


Adult Autism Spectrum Friends

Email: adultautismspectrumfriends@yahoo.com
Website: www.meetup.com/adultautismspectrumfriends

Adult Autism Spectrum Friends is an activity, mutual support, advocacy, etc. group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum (18 years and
older) in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This group is run by an Autistic Adult, for Autistics Adults. We are an inclusive
group, all Autistic diagnoses are welcome (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, etc.). Being an Adult on the Autism Spectrum means
that it is harder for us to get to know people and make friends than our NT counterparts, the aim of this group is to make it easier in a more
relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself, stims and all! Eye contact isn’t essential to be part of this group; all you need is a
desire to do neat things! The kinds of activities that we will host will be anything from playing board games to going to exhibits to
advocacy, etc. This is our group, ideas are always appreciated! Join us, share your experiences, learn about the best resources, and keep
updated on Autism Activism. Think of us as a group of friends that help each other cope with a world that doesn’t always understand us. Come
and let your hair down and relax among your true peers who require no explanations.


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Massachusetts

Asperger Association of New England (AANE)

Dania Jekel
Email: info@aane.org
Website: www.aane.org


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Michigan

Asperger Support Group / Parent Support Group

Mary Rumman
Turner Senior Resource Center
2401 Plymouth Rd. Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734-439-8613
Email: mrumman@umich.edu


Association for Community Advocacy

Advocating with and for persons with disabilities

Dohn Hoyle, Pres.
1100 North Main
Suite 205
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734-662-1256


Center for Neuropsychology, Learning & Development

Comprehensive assessment services including neuropsychological, psychological and developmental evaluations. Therapy services for individuals (adult, teen and child) and families, as well as parent guidance.

1955 Pauline Blvd
Suite 100A
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734-994-9466
Website: www.CNLD.org


Developmental Disorders Clinic Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

University of Michigan Medical Center
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0390
Phone: 734-764-7269


Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

6545 Mercantile Way
Lansing, MI 48911-5984
Phone: 517-334-7240
Website: www.michigan.org


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Minnesota

Autism Resource Network

5123 Westmill Road
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Phone: 612-988-0088


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Mississippi

Central Mississippi Autism Support Group

We provide support, information, and advocacy for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families in Central Mississippi.

Pam Dollar
149 Dry Creek Road
Magee, MS 39111
Phone: 601-594-9314
Fax: 601-849-3981
Email: pkdollar@bellsouth.net


The Autism Spectrum Support Group

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Pine Belt Family YMCA from 6:30pm – 8:00pm. This group serves families with children in the broad spectrum. The support group primarily studies and discusses research, treatments, and therapies believed to be relevant to the treatment of children in the spectrum. IDS assists, supports, and sponsors this activity. Child care is provided (at no cost) by Southern Miss students at the YMCA while parents meet.

Michelle Larrow, Ph.D
Institute for Disability Studies
Hattiesburg, MS
Phone: 601-288-4918

Margie Cox, L.C.S.W.
Institute for Disability Studies
Hattiesburg, MS
Phone: 601-266-5163


The Arc / Mississippi Association for the Rights of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson, MS 39202
Phone: 601-982-1180 or 800-717-1180
Email: matt@arcms.org
Website: www.arcms.org


The Arc of Lowndes County

A volunteer organization made up of parents and professionals dedicated to supporting (IEP’s, IDEA), educating, and empowering individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

Norma Jones or Leslie Junkin
P.O. Box 5387
Columbus, MS 39704
Phone: 662-245-1323 or 662-327-2965
Email: arclowndescounty@hotmail.com


EMPOWER Community Resource Center

Educational rights-community based non-profit organization which plays an important role in the evolution of standards-based school reform and the potential for improving the quality of education for children in the Delta area of Mississippi.

Agnes Johnson
P.O. Box 1733
Greenville, MS 38702-1733
Phone: 800-337-4852 or 882-332-4852
Fax: 662-332-1622
Email: empower@suddenlinkmail.com


Gulf Coast Autism Support Network

A support group for family and friends of individuals with autism. Meets the second Monday of each month at the Ocean Springs Hospital Library from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Patty Gautier
5908 Tolar Road
Moss Point, MS 39562
Phone: 228-588-3016
Email: pattygautier@yahoo.com


TEAAM (Together Enhancing Autism Awareness in Mississippi)

A support group for family and friends of individuals with autism. Meets the second Monday of each month at the Ocean Springs Hospital Library from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

P.O. Box 213
Newton, MS 39345
Phone: 601-683-4200
Email: myeager@cmrc.state.ms.us
Website: www.TEAAM.org


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Missouri

Asperger Parent Support Group of Topeka

Monthly support group for parents; also an email listserv offered.

Brad and Linda Sloan
Phone: 785-246-0363
Email: aspieparents@aol.com
Phone: 785-608-2438
Email: kc_asd@sbcglobal.net


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Montana

Family Support Network

3302 4th Avenue North
Suite 1
Billings, MT 59104
Phone: 406-256-7783
Email: fsntoo@aol.com


Parents Lets Unite for Kids (PLUCK)

516 North 32nd Street
Billings, MT 59101-0298
406-255-0540
Phone: 800-222-7585 (MT only)
Website: www.pluk.org


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Nebraska

Nebraska Self-Help Information Services

Phone: 402-476-9668
Email: antlerscenter@yahoo.com


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Nevada

Asperger’s Syndrome / High Functioning Autism Support Group

Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 7:00pm – 9:00pm at the Nevada Power Company

Nevada Power Company
Wengert Conference Room
6226 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV

Barbie Lauver
Phone: 702-436-7996
Email: aspergerhfagrp@aol.com

Danielle Wendel
Phone: 702-242-0241


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New Hampshire

Autism Society of New Hampshire
Parent support groups

P.O.Box 68
Concord, NH 03302
Phone: 603-898-0916
Website: www.autism-society-nh.org


Arc of New Hampshire

10 Ferry Street
Box 4 Concord Center
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: 603-228-9092


Parent to Parent of Northern New Hampshire

31 Brooklyn Street
Grovton, NH 03582
Phone: 603-636-6193
Phone: 800-771-8531 (NH only)


Parent to Parent of Strafford County

Forum Court
113 Crosby Rd.
Ste. 1
Dover, NH 03820-4375
Phone: 603-749-4015
Fax: 603-743-3244
Website: www.dssc9.org


Parent to Parent of New Hampshire

P.O. Box 622
Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: 603-488-6393
Phone: 800-698-5465 (NH only)
Email: parent.to.parent@dartmouth.edu


Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE)- New Hampshire Chapter
Statewide support groups

Phone: 617-393-3827
Email: aanenh@aol.com
Website: www.aane.org


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New Jersey

See our Local Chapters page for more information about support groups in New Jersey.


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New Mexico

Parents Reaching Out

1000 A Main Street
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone: 505-865-3700
Phone: 800-524-5176 (NM only)
Fax: 505-865-3737
Email: mnproth@aol.com
Website: www.parentsreachingout.org


EPICS Project
Parent Information

SW Communication Resources
P.O. Box 788
Bernalillio, NM 87004
Phone: 800-765-7320
Phone: 505-867-3396
Fax: 505-867-3398
Email: epic@swcr.org
Website: www.swcr.org


ASA of New Mexico

P.O. Box 30955
Albuquerque, NM 87190
Phone: 505-332-0306


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New York

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association (AHA)

Providing Support and Information from Montauk to Manhattan. Two yearly conferences; fall conference for educators addresses elementary and middle school issues and spring conference focuses on independence for older adolescents and adults.

Information hotline/email – 888.918.9198, info@ahany.org.

Website: www.ahany.org

Executive Director of AHA
Pat Schissel

Deputy Director and Adult Issues contact
Bernice Polinsky


Chappaqua – PDD Spectrum Parent Support Group

Sheri Baron, PhD
Phone: 914-762-2058


Gloversville-Johnstown and Southern Adirondacks – Fulton-Montgomery Chapter of the ASA

Meets on the second Wednesday of the month.

Victoria Morrison, co-president
Phone: 518-454-5262
Email: morrisov@rosenet.strose.edu


Latham

Janice Craftt
Phone: 518-477-2972
Email: fohfak@icqmail.com


Manhattan – GRASP

Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership

An educational and advocacy organization serving adults on the autism spectrum.

Website: www.grasp.org


Poughkeepsie

Support Group for High Functioning Autism/PDD/Asperger

Ann
Phone: 914-724-3350

Maggie
Phone: 914-229-6729


Tonawanda

Support Group for Parents of Children with Asperger Syndrome

Language Development Program
300 Fries Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Dr. Mitch Parker
Phone: 716-837-2441


New York City Self Help Center
Information and referrals to support groups in the five boroughs (Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island, Queens, and Brooklyn)

Phone: 212-586-5770 (Monday – Thursday – Only open part-time)


Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Phone: 914-761-0600 ext. 308
E-mail: lrosenbaum@wjcs.com


Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse (Niagara County)

Phone: 716-433-3780 ext 12
Website: www.mhanc.com


The Self-Help Clearinghouse (Rockland County)

Phone: 845-267-2172 ext. 422
E-mail: hyattm@mharockland.org
Website: www.mharockland.org


Mental Health Association of Monroe County
Referrals to all local support groups

Phone: 585-325-3145 ext. 113
Website: www.mharochester.org


Institute for Human Services/HELPLINE (Steuben, Allegany, Schulyer, Yates and Chemung Counties)

Phone: 1-800-346-2211 (in NY)
E-mail: helpline@ihsnet.org
Website: www.ihsnet.org


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North Carolina

TEACCH

Treatment & Education of Autistic & Related Communication Handicapped Children at the University of North Carolina

Gary Mesibov
Phone: 919-966-2174


SupportWorks
Provides referral to support groups in Mecklenburg County area

Phone: 704-331-9500 (group information)
Website: www.supportworks.org


Lake Norman Autism / Asperger Support Group

Phone: 704-655-6737
Email: crystledawn@aol.com


Mid-State Support Group

Iredell County, NC
Phone: 704-873-0690


Wilkes County Support Group

Phone: 336-667-6270
Email: teamatwell@charter.net


Wilmington TEACCH Center

1320 South 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-251-5700
Fax: 910-251-5819
Email: teacch@wilmington.net
Website: www.teacch.com


Raleigh Parents of Asperger Children

Mike Nolan
Triangle Area, NC
Website: www.meetup.com/Raleigh-AS/


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North Dakota

Fargo – Red River Valley Asperger Network

Support group meetings every Tuesday at noon and one Saturday morning per month. We also have developed an outreach program and have given educational presentations to many schools in the area, and also at the ND school administrators’ and teachers’ conferences last fall.

Check the calendar on our site for support group meetings for families and adults with Asperger’s Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism.

Kay Farris, President
Email: rkfarris@cableone.net
Website: www.rrvasperger.org


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Ohio

A Different World

Meets the fourth Monday of each month in Mansfield, Ohio.

Sondra Williams
Email: hfa2@neo.rr.com


Family Resource Center

Bellbrook, Ohio

Laura Kinney
Phone: 937-848-5837
Email: jkinney@erinet.com


Greater Akron Chapter of The Autism Society of America

The Greater Akron Chapter of the Autism Society of America, serves Summit, Stark, Medina, Portage and Wayne counties. We offer support, guidance and general information about Autism and other related spectrum disorders such as PDD and Asperger Syndrome.

Akron Children’s Hospital
William Considine Building (formerly Bowery St. Prof. Building)
Rooms 1 and 2

Phone: 330-543-3955
Email: asagreaterakron@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.asagreaterakron.com

The Greater Akron Chapter has two parent support groups: ASPIES and SPARK


ASPIES Support Group
A sister group to Greater Akron Chapter of ASA, we offer programs and support to families with kids on the spectrum (Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS and high-functioning Autism).

Our meetings our held on the third Tuesdays of the every month from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. We meet on the 2nd floor of the William Considine Professional Building across from the main entrance of Akron Children’s Hospital.

Joy Spencer, Facilitator
Phone: 330-745-5115
Email: rreindeer@aol.com


SPARK
Sharing Perspectives and Autism Resources for our Kids is a parent support group for ASD families with children ages birth – 5 years. This group was created by parents and for parents,as we have found other parents to be our greatest resource. We meet monthly to discuss topicsof our choosing pertaining to child development in the ASD world within this age range covering new diagnosis, infant/toddler issues, early intervention, and preschool. SPARK meets the last Thursday of every month currently at Akron Children’s Hospital Considine Professional Bldg. from 6:00pm – 8:00pm (unless otherwise specified based on the speaker/topic). Dinner is provided, however we ask families to chip in a few dollars to help cover the costs.

Kim Evangelisti, Facilitator
Email: aqa12@yahoo.com


Greater Cleveland Asperger Support

Meets periodically for informal conversation and sharing in the Independence-area of northeastern Ohio for parents and caregivers of children with Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Development Disorder and High Functioning Autism.

Offers an e-mail forum for posting questions and exchanging information.

Theresa Szalkowski, Moderator
Phone: 440-846-9845
Email: pennycat3@juno.com
Website: health.groups.yahoo.com/group/gc-as/


Mental Health Association (Greater Cincinnati and northern KY)

Phone: 513-287-8542
E-mail: mha@mhaswoh.org
Website: www.mentalhealthassn.org


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Oklahoma

Asperger Syndrome / High Functioning Autism Support Group

Kathy Rand
Oklahoma City, OK
Phone: 405-424-7678
Email: kathy-rand@swbell.net


Asperger Syndrome / PDD / Autism Support Group of Central Oklahoma
Support group

Kathy Rand
Norman, OK
Phone: 405-364-7289
Email: kathy-rand@swbell.net


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Oregon

Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington – Pacific Northwest Adult Support group

Adult Support Group for Aspergers and High Functioning Autism in Oregon and Washington Area

PO Box 5094
Portland, OR 97208-5094

Email: sr920@hotmail.com
Website: www.geocities.com/srsr12/autismasperger.htm


Oregon Parents United (OPU)

A Parent Support Group and Information Source for Parent / Student Advocacy. An Oregon Information and Referral Source for K-12 Disabled Children


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Pennsylvania

A.S.P.I.R.E. (Asperger’s Syndrome Parents Interested in Resources and Education)

A support group for parents of teens and adults diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and related developmental disorders.

Mara and Randy Winn
Phone: 610-670-1053


Self-Help Information Network Exchange (SHINE)
Serves Lackawanna County

Phone: 570-961-1234
E-mail: shine@vacnepa.org
Website: www.vacnepa.org


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Rhode Island

AANE (Asperger Association of New England)

Barbara Whalen
5 Anna Mac Dr.
Cumberland, RI 02864
Phone: 401-333-1705
Email: info@aane.org
Website: www.aane.org

AANE Adults with AS Group
Support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome

Arthur Mercurio, Facilitator
Emma Pendleton, Bradley Hospital
Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-432-1155
Website: www.aane.org

RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN)

175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Phone: 401-727-4144
Phone: 800-464-3399 (RI only)
Email: ripin@ripin.org
Website: www.ripin.org


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South Carolina

Aspergers Family Support Group
Information and support for families affected by Asperger Syndrome

806 12th Street
Columbia, SC 29202
Phone: 803-750-6988 x108


Greenville Autism Spectrum Support Group
Information and support

Julie Kellett
29 North Academy Street
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: 864-331-1340


Asperger Support Group
Information and support for those with Asperger Syndrome

Sally Froelich
Myrtle Beach, SC
Phone: 843-488-6241


Mount Pleasant ASA Support Group
ASA Chapters, Information and Support

Laurie Priester
Mt. Pleasant, SC
Phone: 803-884-3062


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South Dakota

Family Support Program

Department of Human Services, Div. of Developmental Disabilities
4050 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Phone: 607-773-3435
Phone: 800-265-9684
Phone: 605-773-7562
Email: infodd@state.sd.us


Black Hills Chapter – Autism Society of America

ASA Chapters, Information and Support
1818 W. Fulton Street
#101
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-737-0377


SD Parent Connection

CSD Building
150 Knollwod Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-348-0305
Phone: 800-440-1810
Email: sdpc@sdparent.org
Website: www.sdparent.org


South Dakota Parent Connection

3701 W. 49th
Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Phone: 605-361-3171
Phone: 800-640-4553
Email: sdpc@sdparent.org
Website: www.sdparent.org


SD Parent Connection

CSD Building
150 Knollwod Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Phone: 605-348-0305
Phone: 800-440-1810
Email: sdpc@sdparent.org
Website: www.sdparent.org


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Tennessee

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, South

Vanderbilt University Medical Center, South
Child Development Center
2100 Pierce Avenue, Room 426
Nashville, TN 37232-3573

Dr. Wendy Stone
Phone: 615-936-0249


Mental Health Association of East Tennessee

Phone: 865-584-9125
Email: info@mhaet.com
Website: www.mhaet.com


Greater Chattanooga Aspies

The mission statement of GCA is to “provide support opportunities to
adults with AS/HFA/PDD-NOS. Support opportunities include building
friendships, raising awareness, sharing information and experiences,
developing skills, and connecting with others in a safe and secure
environment.” Also, support opportunities include group meetings and
social events.

http://www.meetup.com/G-C-As Or
http://www.facebook.com/groups/GCAspies


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Texas

Asperger/PDD Parent Support Group

Meetings in Richardson, Texas


Danish Dallas Asperger Network For Information, Support And Help

3409 Ashington Lane
Plano, Texas 75023

Phone: 972-491-3365

Nancy Mandell
Email: merinance4@aol.com

Bonnie Wyndrunhr
Email: BonnieWyndrunhr@aol.com


PDDS/CC

510 Williamson Place
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Cindy Niswonger
Phone: 512-850-7579


Midland – Parents Helping Parents

Open Forum: Your chance to talk to other parents about any questions or concerns you might have. Meeting last Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm in Midland, Texas at the “CP” center (806 Ventura) next to Opportunity Park. Daycare is provided.

3408 Stanolind Ave
Midland, TX 79707

Don and Chris Guthrie-Yoder
Email: NYcabbie@powr.net

Kathy Garcia
Phone: 915-520-5174
Fax: 915-699-6628


Cerebral Palsy Center

Free Childcare available

802 Ventura
Midland, TX 79701


Lubbock – LASSO (Lubbock Asperger Syndrome Support Organization)

DeAnn Hyatt-Foley
Phone: 806-793-1358
Email: dhfoley@door.net


Texas Self-Help Information and Education

Polly Hughes
Phone: 512-454-3706
Website: www.mhatexas.org


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Utah

Support Group Referral Service

Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-978-3333
Website: www.selfhelpgroups.org


Utah Parents of Asperger Syndrome Kids (UPASK)
Support group for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome

Traci Dea
Salt Lake City, UT
Email: upask@hotmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/group.php?gid=93063162829


Parent To Parent

University of Utah Hospital
50 N. Medical Dr.
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Phone: 801-581-2098
Fax: 801-561-5060


HOPE – A Parent to Parent Network

2290 E. 4500 S. Suite 110
Salt Lake City , UT 84117
Phone: 801-272-0493
Phone: 801-272-1051
Phone: 800-468-1160 (UT only)
Fax: 801-272-8907
Email: upc@inconnect.com
Website: www.utahparentcenter.org


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Vermont

Vermont Parent Information Center at Champlain Mill in Burlington

Phone: 658-5315
Phone: 1-800-639-7170


Stern Center for Language and Learning

Williston Drive
Maelander, VT


Northwestern Vermont – Family Support Parent at The Family Center of Northwestern Vermont

Betty Morse
Email: mpmorse@together.net


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Virginia

Sterling

Escobar Pam
Phone: 703-430-3519
Email: aspergers_nca@hotmail.com


ASA-NV Advocacy Group
Parent to Parent

Jennifer Lassiter
Phone: 703-777-1939
Phone: 703-737-3899


Parents of Children With Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Parent to Parent

Linda Neil
Phone: 703-534-3732


Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (AS IS) Group
Parent information and support

Lucia Claster
Arlington, VA
Phone: 703-276-0748
Email: aclaster@aol.com


Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism parents Support Group
Support group for parents of kids with ASD

Barry Loss
Fairfax, VA
Phone: 703-704-7010
Email: bloss@erols.com


Adult Autism Spectrum Friends

Email: adultautismspectrumfriends@yahoo.com
Website: www.meetup.com/adultautismspectrumfriends

Adult Autism Spectrum Friends is an activity, mutual support, advocacy, etc. group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum (18 years and
older) in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This group is run by an Autistic Adult, for Autistics Adults. We are an inclusive
group, all Autistic diagnoses are welcome (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, etc.). Being an Adult on the Autism Spectrum means
that it is harder for us to get to know people and make friends than our NT counterparts, the aim of this group is to make it easier in a more
relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself, stims and all! Eye contact isn’t essential to be part of this group; all you need is a
desire to do neat things! The kinds of activities that we will host will be anything from playing board games to going to exhibits to
advocacy, etc. This is our group, ideas are always appreciated! Join us, share your experiences, learn about the best resources, and keep
updated on Autism Activism. Think of us as a group of friends that help each other cope with a world that doesn’t always understand us. Come
and let your hair down and relax among your true peers who require no explanations.


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Washington

Shoreline Asperger HFA and PDD-NOS Parent Support Group

Lynn Read, moderator
Email: lynnread@tenw.com


Seattle AS Parent’s support group

Website: members.aa.net/~pratts/apsg.htm


Olympia – Parents Support Group for Asperger Syndrome

Renee Buell
Phone: 360-459-3015
Email: sbpress@olywa.net


Seattle Asperger Parent’s Support Group

Karen Roe
Phone: 206-782-2232
Email: fishmama@uswest.net


Aspergers Northwest: Seattle Education and Support Group for Asperger Syndrome/High Functioning Autism

The Seattle Children’s Home

Website: aspergersnw.tripod.com
Email: aspergersnw@hotmail.com


Living With Autism Group

Group therapy for Adults with Aspergers

Group Health Cooperative South Building

Website: aspergersnw.tripod.com
Email: aspergersnw@hotmail.com


Support Group for Adults with Autism, AS, AC’s and Friends

Email: renlac@msn.com


Portland, Oregon and Southwest Washington – Pacific Northwest Adult Support group

Adult Support Group for Aspergers and High Functioning Autism in Oregon and Washington Area

PO Box 5094
Portland, OR 97208-5094

Phone: 503-920-3001

Email: sr920@hotmail.com
Website: www.geocities.com/srsr12/autismasperger.htm


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Washington, DC

The Asperger Adults of Greater Washington, DC
Asperger / HFA support group

Website: www.aagw.net


Asperger Syndrome Parents Support group
Non-sectarian group JSSA sponsors

Brina Saklad, LCSW
Jewish Social Service Agency of Metropolitan Washington
Maryland/ Washington, DC
Phone: 301-990-6880


Georgetown Univ. Center for Child & Human Development
Evaluations, diagnosis, counseling, and therapy

Dr. Phyllis Magrab, Director
Box 571485
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202-687-8837


Social and Support group for Adults with Aspergers Syndrome

Washington, DC
Email: walliardston@yahoo.com
Website: www.healthgroups.yahoo.com/group/dcaspie/


Adult Autism Spectrum Friends

Email: adultautismspectrumfriends@yahoo.com
Website: www.meetup.com/adultautismspectrumfriends

Adult Autism Spectrum Friends is an activity, mutual support, advocacy, etc. group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum (18 years and
older) in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C. This group is run by an Autistic Adult, for Autistics Adults. We are an inclusive
group, all Autistic diagnoses are welcome (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, etc.). Being an Adult on the Autism Spectrum means
that it is harder for us to get to know people and make friends than our NT counterparts, the aim of this group is to make it easier in a more
relaxed atmosphere where you can be yourself, stims and all! Eye contact isn’t essential to be part of this group; all you need is a
desire to do neat things! The kinds of activities that we will host will be anything from playing board games to going to exhibits to
advocacy, etc. This is our group, ideas are always appreciated! Join us, share your experiences, learn about the best resources, and keep
updated on Autism Activism. Think of us as a group of friends that help each other cope with a world that doesn’t always understand us. Come
and let your hair down and relax among your true peers who require no explanations.


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West Virginia

Huntington Area Chapter of the Autism Society of America
ASA Chapters, Information and Support

P.O. Box 1296
Huntington, WV 25714
Phone: 304-736-1479


National Autism Hotline / Autism Services Center
Spanish, Italian, French materials

Ruth Sullivan
605 Ninth Street
Prichard Bldg.
Huntington, WV 25710-0507
Phone: 304-525-8014


West Virginia Advocates

Litton Bldg.
4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: 304-346-0847
Phone: 800-950-5250 (WV only)
Fax: 304-396-0867
Email: sgiven@wvadvocates.org


Exceptional Parents Night Out
Parent Support Group

1235 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803
Phone: 308-385-5925


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Wisconsin

Autism Parents of S.E. Wisconsin

A support group for parents of Children on the autism spectrum in Southeastern Wisconsin.

Stephanie Mayer
Phone: 414-324-8097

Website: www.asdsewi.org


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Wyoming

Support Group for AS and/or Parents of Children with AS

Roy Barnes
Cheyenne, WY
Phone: 307-634-8047
Email: journey888_8207@yahoo.com


Wyoming Family Support Network

1110 East 5th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-632-0839
Phone: 800-567-9376
Email: carlawfsn@aol.com


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Australia

Aspergers Syndrome Support Network

VACCA
PO Box 235
Ashburton, Victoria 3147


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Canada

SYNAPSE Niagra Autism Connection

1578 Lookout Street
Ridgeville, ON
LOS 1MO

Phone: 905-892-2545
Fax: 905-788-0344

Dianne Haist
Email: dhaist@cgocable.net


Ottawa / Carleton – Asperger Syndrome Parent Support Group

Ottawa, Ontario

Richard Annett, Coordinator

Phone: 613-825-5508
Email: cannett@qch.ochin.on.ca

Carol Annett, Coordinator

Phone: 613-825-5508
Email: cannett@magi.com


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Hungary

Autism Foundation and Autism Research Group

Budapest
Delej U. 24-26
1089 Hungary

Dr. Anna Balazs, Child Psychiatrist, Director
Phone: (36-1) 334-1123
Fax: (36-1) 314-2859


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Ireland

Irish Society for Autism

Republic of Ireland
Unity Building
16/17 Lower O’Connell Street
Dublin 1

Phone: (071) 744684
Fax: (071) 744224


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New Zealand

Autistic Organization of New Zealand Inc.

PO Box 7305
Sydenham, Christchurch

Phone: (03) 332 1038
Email: m.s.whitworth@xtra.co.nz
Website: www.autism.org.nz


Aspergers Syndrome Support Network (Australia / New Zealand)

VACCA
PO Box 235
Ashburton, Victoria 3147

Website: www.vicnet.net.au/vicnet/community/asperger.htm


Cloud 9 Children’s Foundation – New Zealand

Toby James, Coordinator
Phone: 04 920 9473
Phone: 04 920 9488
Website: www.withyoueverystepoftheway.com


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Poland

Inny Swiat

Website: asperger.republika.pl


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South Africa

Asperger Support Association for Parents (A.S.A.P.)

Johannesburg, South Africa

Christel Grant
Phone: 27 11 475 8584
Phone: 27 82 643 4125
Website: www.asperger.co.za
Email: christel.asap@tiscali.co.za


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United Kingdom (UK)

Different Worlds

Different Worlds is a group of parents, carers, friends and relatives with a common link. We all have personal experience of Aspergers Syndrome or other Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The group was set up by parents for parents and other carers etc to find, and, offer some badly needed mutual support in this very challenging and often distressing area of daily life. There was no other support or help available locally that catered for Aspergers Syndrome so the decision was made to start our group in December 2003.

We meet monthly and invite guest speakers along to the meetings. We have had visits from Social Services, the Local Education Authority, Alternative Therapists re. dietary advice etc. We have write ups, photos, poetry, diagnosis criteria, and much more on our Site, and we actively encourage both adults and children to write for us.

Lyn Sinclair
Website: www.differentworlds.org.uk
Email: fusion@virgin.net


The National Autistic Society in Wales (NASW)

William Knox House
Britannic Way
Llandarcy, Wales
West Glamorgan, SA10 6EL

Phone: 01792-815915


The Scottish Society for Autistic Children

SSAC Headquarters
Hilton House
Alloa Business Park
Whins Road
Alloa, FK10 3SA

Phone: 01259-720044
Fax: 01259-720051
Website: www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk
Email: ssac@autism-in-scotland.org.uk


The Society for the Autistically Handicapped (U.K.)

199/201 Blandford Avenue
Bettering, Northants NN16 9AT
(01) 536 523274

Angela Gallacher
Fax: (01) 536 523274
Website: atschool.eduweb.co.uk/autism/index.html
Email: autism@rmplc.co.uk
Email: angela@casey8.freeserve.co.uk


The National Autistic Society (U.K.)

393 City Road
London EC1V 1NE

Phone: 0171 833 2299
Email: nas@mailbox.ulcc.ac.uk


Autism Research Centre

Autism Research Centre is looking for adults or children who are diagnosed with AS to take part in a new genes project, along with their brothers and sisters.

This new worldwide study involves collecting a DNA sample and a questionnaire from individuals with Asperger Syndrome and their biological brothers and sisters. Providing a DNA sample is quick, easy and a completely painless process.

Website: www.autismresearchcentre.com


Asperger Syndrome (AS) Sib Pair Project

Cambridge University
Douglas House, 18b Trumpington Road
Cambridge CB2 2AH, UK

Sally Wheelright
Phone: +44 (0)1223 746079
Website: www.autismresearchcentre.com/volunteers/sib_pair.asp
Email: sjw18@cam.ac.uk

For more information, please contact us at 732-321-0880 or email info@aspennj.org