AANE Support and Social Groups: Adults
AANE has a number of support and social groups for adults with Asperger profiles that meet at various locations and times. These groups are intended for post-high school adults who are 18 or older.
Support groups provide an opportunity for participants to meet and talk with others in an understanding and non-judgmental atmosphere. Comparing life experiences and sharing current challenges and successes help group members to learn that they are not alone.
Social groups such as Pizza and Game Nights provide an opportunity for participants to get together in a relaxed, accepting atmosphere to socialize and have fun. Participants build social skills in a low key, comfortable environment and often make friendships which transcend AANE.
Dates are subject to change each month. To see this month's schedule and to register for an event, please see the Calendar of Events for Adults If you have any questions, please contact adult services staff.
Out-of-State Support Groups
Portland, ME — Support Group for Adults
First Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. (Please call in advance)
The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME, 04101
Contact: Robert Lagos (207) 846-3063, Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776, or Nathan Scoville (207) 604-0436
Keene, NH — Recreational Group for Adults with Asperger Profiles
1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Subject to change due to holidays or vacations)
121 Railroad St., 2nd floor, Keene NH or in community
Contact Joanna Andros: firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-852-8168
East Providence, RI — Support Group for Adults with AS
Second Monday of each month, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI
Host: Arthur Mercurio, M.A. (401) 432-1189
New members should contact Chris Brown (401-432-1000) or Toby Liebowitz (email@example.com, 401 490-0514) before attending their first group, as the meeting room may change from month to month.