Aspergers Support Groups: California

California
Culver City ASA-sponsored parent group
5816 Vicstone Ct.
Culver City, CA 90232-3019
Jim Devine
Call: 310-202-6546 (home)
Call: 310-338-2948
Email Address: jdevine@popmail.lmu.edu
Fran Goldfarb
Call: 310-576-2550 x249
Call: 310-559-5664
Email Address: natamfran@aol.com

Long Beach for Parents of Kids With Aspergers
Marilyn Van Dyke
Call: 562-804-3114

AGUA – Los Angeles:
AGUA (Adult Gathering, United and Autistic) is sponsored by three local ASA (Autism Society of America) Chapters. AGUA members must be able to manage their own behavior at meetings or are allowed to bring aides. AGUA has a wide spectrum of people ranging in age from 18 to 52. Comparable variation exists on every level. Meetings are held on the third weekend of each month, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm, in West Los Angeles.

Beyond meetings, AGUA members are involved in the local community on all fronts, inclusion consulting, self-advocacy, panels, ASA and other autism activities, and social and vocational networking. Informal outings have included art museums, zoos and whale watching. Some AGUA members also belong to other adult organizations such as the Autism National Committee and People First of California.

Ken Brewer
Email Address: kbrewer377@aol.com

Los Angeles Aspergers Parents’ Support Group
The primary focus of this group is for parents of kids diagnosed with Aspergers. Adults with same will be allowed to attend meetings, but the kids will be the top priority, as the adults already have a support group in the area, AGUA (see below).
Jim Devine
Call: 310-202-6546 (home)
Call: 310-338-2948
Email Address: jdevine@popmail.lmu.edu
Fran Goldfarb
Call: 310-576-2550 x249
Call: 310-559-5664
Email Address: natamfran@aol.com

Sacramento Aspergers Support & Information
Lynne Weissmann
Email Address: LWeissmann@aol.com
Visit Website: www.sacramentoasis.com

Autism Support Group of Santa Cruz, CA
Terri Mykland
Call: 831-464-3393
Email Address: tmykland@mindspring.com

San Francisco / Oakland for Parents of Kids With Aspergers
Val Simon
Call: 510-254-2702

Walnut Creek / California Bay Area

Aspergers Resource is a parent support group for those with kids diagnosed with Aspergers 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 kids along the entire autism spectrum.

Karra Barber
Email Address: advocateforkids@astound.net
Visit Website: www.Aspergersresource.org

Self-Help Connection (San Diego County) Provides information and referral to support groups in San Diego County.
Call: 619-543-0412
Email Address: pbeers@mhasd.org
Visit 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

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

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