Neurodiverse Couples and Partners – Support Groups, Social Groups, and Online Discussion Forums

AANE offers the following supports for spouses and couples/partners in neurodiverse relationships: 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 currently offer online groups available to people all over the world.   Share your story of intimacy in a neurodiverse relationship (anonymously) to be included in a new AANE Neurodiverse Couples Institute Course for Therapists. Learn more here.  

Online "Open" Support Group for Spouses/Partners

All Open Support Groups have new people joining from session to session and are FREE. This group, serving people from all over the world, is for the neurotypical individual 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 who might relate to your situation.  The group is co-facilitated by Leslie Sickels, LCSW, and Pat Schissel, LMSW, NY Director of AANE. Registration is required to receive the online meeting link.
First Tuesday of the month, 6:30 – 8:00 PM ET:

Online Fee-Based Groups

Financial aid is available for couple and spouse partner groups that require a fee, by contacting grace.myhill@aane.org.

Online Monthly Neurotypical 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

Online Monthly Neurodiverse 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

Online Monthly Neurotypical Divorced/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 Spouse/Partner Discussion Forums

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.

AANE Online Google Group Discussion Forum

It is recommended that all members of Online Google Group Discussion Forums join with a gmail email account

If you prefer to remain anonymous as a member of the Online Google Group Discussion Forum:

  • Create a new gmail account before joining the forum.  This will allow you to remain anonymous.  
  • Forward the emails related to the forum to your primary email address inbox.
  • BUT only send emails from the Google Group dashboard to remain anonymous
  • Make sure that when you "reply all" your personal email address is NOT the sender.
  • ONLY use the Google Group Forum name as the "reply all" sender

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If you agree to join then you agree to follow forum guidelines.

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