AANE Maine Chapter

Contact Information

Director: Monique Meyers —

Current Active Support Groups

Parent Support Group
USM Portland Campus, 34 Bedford St, Portland (Directions)
Abromson Community Education Center, room 216
1st Thursday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact Monique Myers:

Group for Adults with Asperger's
The Barron Center; 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME 04101
1st Saturday ~ 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Contact Robert Lagos: or (207) 846-3063 or Alan Dickson:

Spouses/Partners of People With Aspergers Syndrome
Support Groups w/ Psychoeducation

Location: LivingWell, 836 Main St. (2nd floor), Westbrook, ME 04092
Contact for date and time
Contact: Ginger Walker, LCPC-C
or 207-615-9692
The group will begin after identifying 6 - 8 participants and will last for 6 weeks. A once per month follow-up group is likely.

Services

Residential Services for Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorders
Spruce Point customizes residential services to meet the specific needs of each residential candidate. A team of professionals work with the resident and their family to build the components of the service. For some families, this may mean developing specific plans to achieve a particular educational or vocational course and enhance life skills. For other families, this may mean providing their family member with services for older adults that is engaging and includes community participation. Some arrangements are short-term, while others are longer-term.
Families purchase, rent or co-own a house or apartment and Spruce Point administers and facilitates the care plan and assist in caring for the home.
For more information visit www.sprucepoint.org or call 207.871.1200 ext. 116.

FIT: Flexible Interactive Thinking Groups

Teaching Social Thinking in and out of the therapy room.
At FIT we explore and practice social concepts related to negotiating, compromising, prioritizing, planning and executing activities in order to further develop independent problem solving interactive thinking skills.  Lucia Reardon, M.A. CCC-SLP, and Jenna Bradley, M.S. Ed., create small groups using a questioinaire to match individulas of a similar age based on perspective taking and and pragmatic language needs and, whenever possible, with similar interests. 

Please visit http://fit.luciareardon.com for more information.  Contact information is on the website.

Non-AANE Events

The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach: A Training for Parents of Behavioral Challenging Kids
Speaker: Ross Greene, Ph.D.
Date: Nov 17, 2011
Location: Camden Opera House - Camden, ME
Tuition: $50 (Due Oct 17, 2011)
http://www.transdis.com/live-courses/course_detail.php?id=96