Aspergers Support Groups: United States


Autism Society of Alabama

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University of Alabama Autism Clinic Evaluations and diagnosis of autism

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

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

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

Special Education Action Comm. Birmingham Outreach Office

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


Anchorage Parents Support Group for Aspergers Sponsored by the Special Education Parents Resource Center
Call: 907-333-5634

Co-Facilitator: Brenda Ross, Director, Special Education Parent Resource Center
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Co-Facilitator: Peggy Sandberg
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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 Call number provides access to our trained autism specialists who are available to answer questions, provide information, and plan/schedule training and consultation.

Anchorage, Alaska
Call: 866-301-7372


AGUA of Phoenix

Daniel Szyper
617 E. Apache Blvd. #31
Tempe, AZ 85281
Call: 480-968-2376
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FLOAT (Friendly Local Organization of Autistic Terrestrials) Adult Support Group

Monthly meetings alternate between Tucson and Phoenix

Trish Crew
Call: 602-299-8756
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Sue Golubock
Call: 480-802-9005
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Conway Aspergers Support Group

A parent-to-parent support group. Offering support to those raising kids with Aspergers 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 Aspergers 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
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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
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Fran Goldfarb
Call: 310-576-2550 x249
Call: 310-559-5664
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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
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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
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Fran Goldfarb
Call: 310-576-2550 x249
Call: 310-559-5664
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Sacramento Aspergers Support & Information

Lynne Weissmann
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Autism Support Group of Santa Cruz, CA

Terri Mykland
Call: 831-464-3393
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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
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Self-Help Connection (San Diego County) Provides information and referral to support groups in San Diego County.

Call: 619-543-0412
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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
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Colorado Springs Aspergers 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
Call: 719-265-6141
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Fairfield County – ATYPICAL PDD-NOS / Aspergers Support Group

Maggie Casciato
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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/Aspergers Support Network, Inc. which was established in 1993. ASRC offers workshops, conferences, and support groups.

1978 Whitney Ave.
Hamden, CT 06517

Call: 203-248-5222
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Simsbury / Farmington Valley – Farmington Valley Aspergers Network (FAVAN)

FAVAN is for parents or other caretakers of kids with Aspergers, PDD or HFA. FAVAN has a lending library for members and meets monthly.

305 Pennwood Place
Bristol, CT 06010

Shawn and Lee McFadden
Call: 860-589-0097
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Connecticut Self-Help Support Network Publishes directory of self-help groups.

Call: 203-624-6982
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The Autism Society of Delaware

Support group meetings that cover the autism spectrum, different ages, and functioning levels.

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Delaware Aspergers Support and Advocacy Group

Meeting on the 3rd Saturday of each month at AI DuPont kid’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) kids and individuals who have Aspergers. In addition to those who have kids 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 Address

The Ambitious Adults with Aspergers Social Group of Delaware (AAASGDE)

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


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

Michael McCroskery
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University of Miami Center for Autism and Related Disabilities

Diane Adreon, Associate Director of Family Support Services
Call: 1-800-9-AUTISM
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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 Aspergers 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 Aspergers.

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 Aspergers 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 Aspergers). 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
Call: 850-412-0141
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Coweta-Troup Aspergers Family Support/CoTroAFS

Tiffany Moody
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Altanta Aspergers Resource/Support Group

Stephanie Smith, Support Group Coordinator
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The Fayette County Aspergers Support Group of South Atlanta

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Emory Autism Resource Center

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


Autism Society of Hawaii – Oahu

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

Naomi Grossman
Call: 228-0122/c
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Autism Speaks – Oahu

Kalma Wong
Call: 235-4411
Fax #: 454-1975
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Military Parents Support Group – Oahu

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

Alan Gamble
Call: 433-6205

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
Call: 265-5519

“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
Call: 655-4227

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.

Call: 808-332-0362

Call: 808-742-9258

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
Call: 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 kids with autism spectrum disorders, pervasive developmental disorders and other neuro-developmental disorders.

Sing Vista
Call: 572-8070
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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
Call: 733-9167

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 youngster per Sibshop and includes lunch and all activities. Call to register.

Contact: Linda Guess
Call: 536-1015, ext. 240


Idaho Aspergers Support Group

The Idaho Aspergers 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 Aspergers and other high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. In addition, welcome and encourage educators, medical professionals and anyone interested in learning more about Aspergers to join in.

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


Promoting Aspergers / Autism Awareness Support group

Marge Smolinski
Addison, IL 60101
Call: 630-543-3358
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Arlington Pediatric Therapy Social skills classes for ages 4-16, therapy services

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

Northwest Suburban Youngster & Family Center

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

Aspergers Support Group (SEAPCO) Resources & support

5000 S. Adams
Barton, IL 61607
Call: 309-697-0880 x265
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Bloomingdale Aspergers Parent Support Group

Christine Woosley
St. Paul Church, 118 First Street
Bloomingdale, IL
Call: 630-980-9264
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Easter Seals Bloomington Autism clinic, summer camp, support groups, therapy, intervention, counseling, diagnosis

2404 E. Empire
Bloomington, IL 61704
Call: 309-663-8275
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Aspergers Support Awareness of Central IL Support Groups for Central Illinois

Dianna Noble
Central Illinois, IL
Call: 217-585-7276
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Support group referral service

Champaign County, IL
Call: 217-352-0099
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Parent to Parent Network

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

Southern IL Youngster and Family Conn Parent Information

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

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

Miriam McCann
Chicago, IL
Call: 773-728-2979
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Council for Disability Rights

205 W. Randolph
Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606-1820
Call: 312-444-9484
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Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago Therapy, daycare, summer camp and intervention for kids with autism

14 E. Jackson St.
Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
Call: 312-939-5115
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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
Call: 312-413-4624
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DeKalb Aspergers Support Group Support group for people affected by AS

Heather Hahn
DeKalb, IL
Call: 815-970-3904
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Autism Support Group

Emily Dobson
Decatur, IL
Call: 800-358-8080
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Downers Grove PEP (Parents Emporwering Parents) Club for Aspergers Parent support

Susan Kahan
Downers Grove, IL
Call: 620-495-6800
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Northwest Illinois Autism Support Group

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

Northeast Illinois Chapter – Autism Society of America Information and support

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

Autism Resource Center Information, support, resources, advocacy

Good Shepherd Center
17929 Gottschalk Ave.
Homewood, IL 60430

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

Jill Holman, Facilitator
1105 Catalpa Ln.
Naperville, IL 60540
Call: 630-904-4110
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Governor’s State University Parent to Parent

Governor’s Hwy & Stunkel Rd
University Park, IL 60466-0975
Call: 708-534-5000
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Aspergers 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
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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
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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
Call: 1-800-358-8080
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Self-Help Center (Champaign and surrounding Counties) Referral to local support groups.

Call: 217-352-0099
Fax #: 217-352-9512
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Autism Society of Indiana

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

Susan Pieples, ASI President
Call: 317-695-0252
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Autism Community Together

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

Pam Meissner
Call: 260-609-7412
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Act-plus (Warsaw Community Schools)

Eisenhower Elementary
1900 South County Farm Road
Warsaw, IN 46580

Maria Demopoulos
Call: 574-269-7440
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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
Call: 765-677-4459
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Autism Society of Kentuckiana (ASK)

Vonya Gresham
5917 Scottsville-Navilleton
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Call: 812-923-1129
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Laurie Spezzano
P.O. Box 90
Peewee Valley, KY 40056
Call: 502-222-4706
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Adams-wells Autism Resource & Education (AWARE)

2891 East 500 North
Ossian, IN 46777

Teresa and Bruce Ley
Call: 260-597-7395
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Aspergers / Autism Parent Network (AAPN)

1466 Clearwater Court
Carmel, IN 46032

Linda Sullivan
Call: 317-848-5082
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Aspergers Support Group of Vigo County

2151 Morton Street
Terre Haute, IN 47802

Suellen ONeal
Call: 812-232-2540
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Autism / Aspergers Family Support Group

1024 Evelyn Way
Lebanon, IN 46052

Alishia MacKinnon
Call: 765-483-1267
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Elkhart County Aspergers / HFA Parent Support Group

406 South Seventh Street
Goshen, IN 46526

Christine Guth
Call: 574-534-2718
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Kaylene Ediger
Call: 574-825-1460
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Aspergers 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 Aspergers 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
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University of Kansas Medical Center, Autism / Aspergers Resource Center

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

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

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

AsPA: Aspergers 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
Call: 913-780-5981
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Wichita State University Center for Community Support

Call: 1-800-445-0116 or 316-978-3843
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Frankfort Aspergers Support Group

Hearn Elementary School Library
200 Laralan
Frankfort, KY 40601

Belinda Henson
Call: 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
Call: 606-236-4988

Weisskopf Center for the Evaluation of Kids

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

Dr. Lisa Ruble, Director
Call: 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
Call: 502-852-4631
Call: 1-800-334-8635, ext. 852-4631
Fax #: 502-852-7148
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University of Kentucky UCEDD

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

Call: 859-257-1714
Fax #: 859-258-1901
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Autism Society of Kentuckiana

P.O. Box 90
Pewee Valley, KY 40056

Laurie Spazzano
Call: 502-222-4706
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In the Stillness
Respite and support for couples with ASD kids

1169 Eastern Parkway
Louisville, KY 40217

Pat Coppinger, MS, LMFT, PLLC
Call: 502-297-2448
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ASA of Kentuckiana

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

Deanna Gadje and Laurie Spazzano
Call: 812-949-2922
Fax #: 502-222-4706
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Aspergers Parents Support Group

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

Cindy Read and Debbie Marsh
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Parent Outreach – Parent to Parent

1146 S. Third Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Call: 502-584-1239
Fax #: 502-584-1261
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Autism Spectrum Disorders Network
Parent Support

P.O. Box 439
Independence, KY 41051

Call: 859-356-6400
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Autism Society of America – Bluegrass Chapter
ASA Chapters, Information and Support

243 Shady Lane
Lexington, KY 40507

Call: 859-299-9000

United Way’s First Link
Information and Referrals

2480 Fortune Dr.
Ste. 250
Lexington, KY 40509

Call: 859-313-5465
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Frankfort Aspergers Support Group

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

Theresa Smalley and Belinda Henson
Call: 502-875-4460
Call: 502-875-8409
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Arc of Kentucky

833 East Main Street Frankfort, KY 40601

Call: 502-875-5225


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 kids with autism by providing knowledge, training, and behavioral services.

Monica Dennis
P.O. Box 12834
Alexandria, LA 71315-2834
Call: 1-318-466-9853
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Flo Thibeaux
P.O. Box 12834
Alexandria, LA 71315-2834
Call: 1-225-753-9850
Cell: 1-318-613-8386


Bangor Area Aspergers Parent Support Group

Bangor Montessori School
30 Otis Street (across from EMMC)

Becky Morse
Call: 207-695-3825

Betty Crossman
Call: 207-973-3590


MD Aspergers 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
Call: 410-867-1531
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Joyce Lloyd
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Careen Wallace
Call: 301-855-8333
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Maryland Aspergers Parents Association

Gayle Blum
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Baltimore Chapter – Maryland Aspergers and HFA Parent Support Group

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

Gayle Blum
Call: 410-356-6765
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Maryland Aspergers 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
Call: 410-647-9502


Aspergers Association of New England (AANE)

Dania Jekel
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Michigan listserve and discussion group for Adults in the Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Adults Michigan discussion group

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Aspergers Support Group / Parent Support Group

Mary Rumman
Turner Senior Resource Center
2401 Plymouth Rd. Suite C
Ann Arbor, MI
Call: 734-439-8613
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Association for Community Advocacy

Advocating with and for persons with disabilities

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

Center for Neuropsychology, Learning & Development

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

1955 Pauline Blvd
Suite 100A
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Call: 734-994-9466
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Developmental Disorders Clinic Youngster & Adolescent Psychiatry

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

Michigan Developmental Disabilities Council

6545 Mercantile Way
Lansing, MI 48911-5984
Call: 517-334-7240
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Autism Resource Network

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


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
Call: 601-594-9314
Fax #: 601-849-3981
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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 kids in the broad spectrum. The support group primarily studies and discusses research, treatments, and therapies believed to be relevant to the treatment of kids 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
Call: 601-288-4918

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

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

7 Lakeland Circle, Suite 600
Jackson, MS 39202
Call: 601-982-1180 or 800-717-1180
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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
Call: 662-245-1323 or 662-327-2965
Email Address:

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 kids in the Delta area of Mississippi.

Agnes Johnson
P.O. Box 1733
Greenville, MS 38702-1733
Call: 800-337-4852 or 882-332-4852
Fax #: 662-332-1622
Email Address:

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
Call: 228-588-3016
Email Address:

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
Call: 601-683-4200
Email Address:
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Aspergers Parent Support Group of Topeka

Monthly support group for parents; also an Email Address listserv offered.

Brad and Linda Sloan
Call: 785-246-0363
Email Address:
Call: 785-608-2438
Email Address:

Overland Park Circle of Support

Autism / Aspergers 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 Address:
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Family Support Network

3302 4th Avenue North
Suite 1
Billings, MT 59104
Call: 406-256-7783
Email Address:

Parents Lets Unite for Kids (PLUCK)

516 North 32nd Street
Billings, MT 59101-0298
Call: 800-222-7585 (MT only)
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Nebraska Self-Help Information Services

Call: 402-476-9668
Email Address:


Aspergers / HFA 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
Call: 702-436-7996
Email Address:

Danielle Wendel
Call: 702-242-0241

New Hampshire

Autism Society of New Hampshire Parent support groups

P.O. Box 68
Concord, NH 03302
Call: 603-898-0916
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Arc of New Hampshire

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

Parent to Parent of Northern New Hampshire

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

Parent to Parent of Strafford County

Forum Court
113 Crosby Rd.
Ste. 1
Dover, NH 03820-4375
Call: 603-749-4015
Fax #: 603-743-3244
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Parent to Parent of New Hampshire

P.O. Box 622
Hanover, NH 03755
Call: 603-488-6393
Call: 800-698-5465 (NH only)
Email Address:

Aspergers Association of New England (AANE)- New Hampshire Chapter Statewide support groups

Call: 617-393-3827
Email Address:
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New Jersey

St. Clare’s Hospital
25 Pocono Road
Denville, NJ 07834
Phone: 973-625-6000

Janice Lemmo
5 Pickwick Lane
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone: 973-541-0178

New Mexico

Parents Reaching Out

1000 A Main Street
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Call: 505-865-3700
Call: 800-524-5176 (NM only)
Fax #: 505-865-3737
Email Address:
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EPICS Project Parent Information

SW Communication Resources
P.O. Box 788
Bernalillio, NM 87004
Call: 800-765-7320
Call: 505-867-3396
Fax #: 505-867-3398
Email Address:
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ASA of New Mexico

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

New York

Aspergers and HFA Association (AHA)

Providing Support and Information from Montauk to Manhattan.

Visit Website:

AHA Offices
4300 Hempstead Turnpike
Bethpage, NY 11714

Mailing Address
AHA Association
PO Box 916
Bethpage, NY 11714-0916

President of AHA
Pat Schissel
Call: 516-470-0360
Fax #: 516-470-0362

Adult Issues contact
Bernice Polinsky
Call: 631-269-5709

North Fork contact
Susan Kinsey
Call: 631-734-8156

South Fork contact
Sue Bachemin
Call: 631-725-9115

Additional Experienced Support
Call: 516-679-6957

Chappaqua – PDD Spectrum Parent Support Group

Sheri Baron, PhD
Call: 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
Call: 518-454-5262
Email Address:


Janice Craftt
Call: 518-477-2972
Email Address:

Manhattan – GRASP

Global and Regional Aspergers Partnership

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

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Support Group for HFA/PDD/Aspergers

Call: 914-724-3350

Call: 914-229-6729


Support Group for Parents of Kids with Aspergers

Language Development Program
300 Fries Road
Tonawanda, NY 14150

Dr. Mitch Parker
Call: 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)

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

Westchester Self-Help Clearinghouse

Call: 914-761-0600 ext. 308

Niagara Self-Help Clearinghouse (Niagara County)

Call: 716-433-3780 ext 12
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The Self-Help Clearinghouse (Rockland County)

Call: 845-267-2172 ext. 422
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Mental Health Association of Monroe County Referrals to all local support groups

Call: 585-325-3145 ext. 113
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Institute for Human Services/HELPLINE (Steuben, Allegany, Schulyer, Yates and Chemung Counties)

Call: 1-800-346-2211 (in NY)
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North Carolina


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

Gary Mesibov
Call: 919-966-2174

SupportWorks Provides referral to support groups in Mecklenburg County area

Call: 704-331-9500 (group information)
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Lake Norman Autism / Aspergers Support Group

Call: 704-655-6737
Email Address:

Mid-State Support Group

Iredell County, NC
Call: 704-873-0690

Wilkes County Support Group

Call: 336-667-6270
Email Address:

Wilmington TEACCH Center

1320 South 16th Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Call: 910-251-5700
Fax #: 910-251-5819
Email Address:
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Raleigh Parents of Aspergers Kids

Mike Nolan
Triangle Area, NC
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North Dakota

Fargo – Red River Valley Aspergers 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 Aspergers/High-Functioning Autism.

Kay Farris, President
Email Address:
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A Different World

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

Sondra Williams
Email Address:

Family Resource Center

Bellbrook, Ohio

Laura Kinney
Call: 937-848-5837
Email Address:

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 Aspergers.

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

Call: 330-543-3955
Email Address:
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ASPIES Greater Akron – Joy Spencer, Founder & Executive Director
Call: 330-745-5115
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Greater Cleveland Aspergers Support

Meets periodically for informal conversation and sharing in the Independence-area of northeastern Ohio for parents and caregivers of kids with Aspergers, Pervasive Development Disorder and HFA.

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

Theresa Szalkowski, Moderator
Call: 440-846-9845
Email Address:
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Mental Health Association (Greater Cincinnati and northern KY)

Call: 513-287-8542
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Aspergers / HFA Support Group

Kathy Rand
Oklahoma City, OK
Call: 405-424-7678
Email Address:

Aspergers / PDD / Autism Support Group of Central Oklahoma Support group

Kathy Rand
Norman, OK
Call: 405-364-7289
Email Address:


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

Adult Support Group for Aspergers and HFA in Oregon and Washington Area

PO Box 5094
Portland, OR 97208-5094

Email Address:
Visit Website:

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 Kids


A.S.P.I.R.E. (Aspergers Parents Interested in Resources and Education)

A support group for parents of teens and adults diagnosed with Aspergers and related developmental disorders.

Mara and Randy Winn
Call: 610-670-1053

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

Call: 570-961-1234
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Rhode Island

AANE (Aspergers Association of New England)

Barbara Whalen
5 Anna Mac Dr.
Cumberland, RI 02864
Call: 401-333-1705
Email Address:
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AANE Adults with AS Group Support group for adults with Aspergers

Arthur Mercurio, Facilitator
Emma Pendleton, Bradley Hospital
Providence, RI 02903
Call: 401-432-1155
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RI Parent Information Network (RIPIN)

175 Main Street
Pawtucket, RI 02860
Call: 401-727-4144
Call: 800-464-3399 (RI only)
Email Address:
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South Carolina

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

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

Greenville Autism Spectrum Support Group Information and support

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

Aspergers Support Group Information and support for those with Aspergers

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

Mount Pleasant ASA Support Group ASA Chapters, Information and Support

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

South Dakota

Family Support Program

Department of Human Services, Div. of Developmental Disabilities
4050 East Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-5070
Call: 607-773-3435
Call: 800-265-9684
Call: 605-773-7562
Email Address:

Black Hills Chapter – Autism Society of America

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

SD Parent Connection

CSD Building
150 Knollwod Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Call: 605-348-0305
Call: 800-440-1810 Email Address:
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South Dakota Parent Connection

3701 W. 49th
Suite 102
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Call: 605-361-3171
Call: 800-640-4553
Email Address:
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SD Parent Connection

CSD Building
150 Knollwod Dr.
Rapid City, SD 57701
Call: 605-348-0305
Call: 800-440-1810
Email Address:
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Vanderbilt University Medical Center, South

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

Dr. Wendy Stone
Call: 615-936-0249

Mental Health Association of East Tennessee

Call: 865-584-9125
Email Address:
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Aspergers/PDD Parent Support Group

Meetings in Richardson, Texas

Danish Dallas Aspergers Network For Information, Support And Help

3409 Ashington Lane
Plano, Texas 75023

Call: 972-491-3365

Nancy Mandell
Email Address:

Bonnie Wyndrunhr
Email Address:


510 Williamson Place
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Cindy Niswonger
Call: 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 Address:

Kathy Garcia
Call: 915-520-5174
Fax #: 915-699-6628

Cerebral Palsy Center

Free Childcare available

802 Ventura
Midland, TX 79701

Lubbock – LASSO (Lubbock Aspergers Support Organization)

DeAnn Hyatt-Foley
Call: 806-793-1358
Email Address:

Texas Self-Help Information and Education

Polly Hughes
Call: 512-454-3706
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Support Group Referral Service

Salt Lake City, UT
Call: 801-978-3333
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Utah Parents of Aspergers Kids (UPASK) Support group for parents of kids with Aspergers

Traci Dea
Salt Lake City, UT
Email Address:
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Parent To Parent

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

HOPE – A Parent to Parent Network

2290 E. 4500 S. Suite 110
Salt Lake City , UT 84117
Call: 801-272-0493
Call: 801-272-1051
Call: 800-468-1160 (UT only)
Fax #: 801-272-8907
Email Address:
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Vermont Parent Information Center at Champlain Mill in Burlington

Call: 658-5315
Call: 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 Address:



Escobar Pam
Call: 703-430-3519 Email Address:

ASA-NV Advocacy Group Parent to Parent

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

Parents of Kids With Autistic Spectrum Disorders Parent to Parent

Linda Neil
Call: 703-534-3732

Aspergers Information and Support (AS IS) Group Parent information and support

Lucia Claster
Arlington, VA
Call: 703-276-0748
Email Address:

Aspergers and HFA parents Support Group Support group for parents of kids with ASD

Barry Loss
FairFax #, VA
Call: 703-704-7010
Email Address:


Shoreline Aspergers HFA and PDD-NOS Parent Support Group

Lynn Read, moderator
Email Address:

Seattle AS Parent’s support group

Visit Website:

Olympia – Parents Support Group for Aspergers

Renee Buell
Call: 360-459-3015
Email Address:

Seattle Aspergers Parent’s Support Group

Karen Roe
Call: 206-782-2232
Email Address:

Aspergers Northwest: Seattle Education and Support Group for Aspergers/HFA

The Seattle Kid’s Home

Visit Website:
Email Address:

Living With Autism Group

Group therapy for Adults with Aspergers

Group Health Cooperative South Building

Visit Website:
Email Address:

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

Email Address:

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

Adult Support Group for Aspergers and HFA in Oregon and Washington Area

PO Box 5094
Portland, OR 97208-5094

Call: 503-920-3001

Email Address:
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Washington, DC

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

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Aspergers Parents Support group Non-sectarian group JSSA sponsors

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

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

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

Social and Support group for Adults with Aspergers

Washington, DC
Email Address:
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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
Call: 304-736-1479

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

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

West Virginia Advocates

Litton Bldg.
4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Call: 304-346-0847
Call: 800-950-5250 (WV only)
Fax #: 304-396-0867
Email Address:

Exceptional Parents Night Out Parent Support Group

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


Autism Parents of S.E. Wisconsin

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

Stephanie Mayer
Call: 414-324-8097

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

Roy Barnes
Cheyenne, WY
Call: 307-634-8047
Email Address:

Wyoming Family Support Network

1110 East 5th Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Call: 307-632-0839
Call: 800-567-9376
Email Address:

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