Support and Social Groups for Couples and Partners

These groups provide unique support opportunities for those in relationships, in which one or both individuals have an Asperger profile. As safe and understanding forums comprised of partners of those with Asperger profiles, these groups provide spaces for people to give and to receive relationship feedback specific to their needs. We offer face-to-face groups for those in the area, in addition to online groups available to people all over the world.

Grace Myhill, LICSW, oversees all of the AANE Sponsored Face-to-Face groups and moderates each of the online groups. Grace is a clinical social worker who specializes in working with adults with Asperger profiles and/or their spouses. She has facilitated the Partner/Spouse Support Groups since 2004. Grace also provides AANE’s Neurodiverse Couples Coaching.

Face-to-Face Support Groups

Monthly Partner/Spouse Open Support Group

This is a monthly support group for individuals who are married to or in partnership with someone with an Asperger profile. The group is structured to provide:

  • an understanding of the Asperger profile
  • illumination of the complexities of neurodiverse relationships
  • techniques for communication and interaction with your partner
  • mutual support from others in the same boat
  • ideas for coping strategies and self-care

The group will explore Asperger traits and neurotypical partner traits, strategies, and solutions for managing their relationships.

When: the 4th Wednesday of the month
Where: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206; Watertown, MA 02472
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Facilitator: Remy Springer, MSW, Coordinator of Adult Services
Cost: $25 per meeting
To Join: Please contact Remy Springer at remy.springer@aane.org.

NOTE: Note: This group has a 5 person minimum and a 10-person maximum.

6-Week Neurodiverse Couples Support Group

This group is designed to support both members of a couple in which at least one person in the partnership identifies with having an Asperger profile. These groups focus on the issues that arise in relationships in which each partner thinks, processes, and communicates differently from each other. Couples offer support, receive feedback, and find solutions from others in similar relationships. The facilitator, Remy Springer, will be there to guide and support you.

When: Dates and time to be determined
Where: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Suite 206; Watertown, MA 02472
Facilitator: Remy Springer, MSW, Coordinator of Adult Services
Cost: $300 per couple for all 6 weeks
To Join: Please contact Remy Springer at (617) 393-3824, ext. 44 or remy.springer@aane.org.

Note: This group has a 4 couple minimum and a 6 couple maximum.

AANE Online Video Groups

Monthly Online Video Spouse/Partner Group

This group will take place from the comfort of your own computer or tablet with a web camera, using a HIPPA-compliant program to ensure your confidentiality. It is intended for the non-Asperger partner or spouse of an individual with an Asperger profile. Participate in discussions with others who truly understand the relational issues that come up in neurodiverse couples.

When: Dates and time to be determined
Facilitator: Grace Myhill, MSW
Cost: $40 per person per session
To Join: Please contact Grace Myhill at 617-504-3116 or grace.myhill@aane.org

Monthly Online Video Couples Group

This group will take place from the comfort of your own computer or tablet with a web camera, using a HIPPA-compliant program to ensure your confidentiality. It is intended for both members of a couple in which at least one member identifies with having an Asperger profile. Participate in discussions with other couples who understand the issues that arise in relationships in which each member thinks, processes, and communicates quite differently from the other.

When: Dates and time to be determined
Facilitator: Grace Myhill, MSW
Cost: $50 per couple per session
To Join: Please contact Grace Myhill at 617-504-3116 or grace.myhill@aane.org

Note: This group is limited to 5 couples

Monthly Online Video Divorce/Co-Parenting Group

The relationship with an ex-partner does not end after a divorce when there are shared children. Difficulties often arise from different communication styles, different perspectives, and different priorities. This group is intended for the non-Asperger partner and will take place from the comfort of your own computer or tablet with a web camera, using a HIPPA-compliant program to ensure your confidentiality. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and support others in similar situations. As a group, members will explore techniques and strategies for co-parenting.

When: Dates and time to be determined
Facilitator: Grace Myhill, MSW
Cost: $40 per person per session
To Join: Please contact Grace Myhill at 617-504-3116 or grace.myhill@aane.org

AANE Online Discussion Group

Spouse/Partner Group

This group, serving people from all over the world, is for individuals married to or in partnership with someone with an Asperger profile. Here you will have the opportunity to offer and receive support, to strategize, and to share experiences with others in who might relate to your situation.

Grace Myhill, LICSW, is the group moderator. Grace is a clinical social worker who specializes in working with adults with Asperger profiles and/or their spouses. She has facilitated Spouse/Partner Groups for AANE since 2004 and has counseled many neurodiverse couples.

To Join: Please send an email to Grace at grace.myhill@aane.org or fill out the form below.

Divorced from/Co-Parenting with Ex-Partner Group

This group serves those who are co-parenting with an ex-partner with an Asperger profile. This group consists of those who are sharing a common experience of co-parenting with ex-spouses with an Asperger profile. Here you will have the opportunity to offer and receive support, to strategize, and to share experiences with others in who might relate to your situation.

Grace Myhill, LICSW, is the group moderator. She has facilitated Divorced from/Co-Parenting with an Ex with Asperger profiles Groups for AANE since 2004 and has counseled many clients before, during, and after this difficult transition.

To Join: Please send an email to Grace at grace.myhill@aane.org or fill out the form below.

 

Online Discussion Group Sign Up

Looking for an online community who understands what life is like for you? Join one of AANE’s staff moderated online discussion groups. Once you complete this form and your submission is reviewed, you will be sent an email invitation and instructions to set-up your account.