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You can locate information about support groups in other areas of the country on the OASIS@MAAP website. On the list, click on Local Help and Service for support and clinical services on the left. This website with an international listing of persons, agencies and organizations who help support individuals, families and professionals who work or live with Autism Spectrum Disorders.


Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center
Contact: (203) 265-7717

Farmington Valley Asperger's Network
A support group for parents of children with Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and PDD-Nos
Location: Simsbury, CT
Contacts: Gillian Smits (860) 408 9147
                Katherine Spencer-Molloy (860) 651 4993


Parent Support Network

Contact: 845.359.6090


GRASP Long Island
Monthly meetings for adults and teens diagnosed along the autism spectrum. Monthly meetings are held in Suffolk one Saturday of each month in partnership with AHA. Meetings are facilitated by a GRASP co-facilitator. Subscribe through GRASP's website at GRASP - Subscribe

Go to AHA's support page or calendar for directions and dates for the teen and adult support groups. Phone GRASP at 888.474.7277 for further questions.

Parents of teens may contact AHA at 888.918.9198.

GRASP has other support in Nassau. Check GRASP's website for all support available.

Directions to Suffolk Teen and Adult GRASP/AHA's support group meetings at 555 Washington Avenue, Brentwood, Long Island, New York

The Elija Foundation - Serving parents, educators, professionals and

caregivers of children with ASDs. Utilizing research based treatment (Applied Behavior Analysis (A.B.A) as their firm foundation of intervention) they strive to keep their educational programs for their children effective, exciting, enjoyable, well-rounded, dynamic and based on the most current research findings.

Phone: 516.433.4321

Nassau Suffolk Chapter of the Autism Society of America (NSASA)

CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)


Grandparent Advocates Supporting Autistic Kids (GASAK)is a support, information and advocacy group of concerned grandparents of children on the autism spectrum. At these meeting for networking and sharing experiences there will also be resource tables with useful information for programs and services available to families of children with autism.The groups are co-led by Judy Greenberg, the grandparent of a child on the autism spectrum. There is no fee for the meetings and everyone is welcome.

GASAK I meets on the last Thursday of the month from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at 480 Old Westbury Road, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. For further information and directions please contact:

Margo Messina at 516.626.1971 ext 370.

GASAK II meets monthly on Wednesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am at the Cody Center, Port Jefferson, NY. At this meeting for networking and sharing experiences will also be a resource table, with useful information for programs and services available to families of children with autism. Refreshments will be served.  For further information contact Ellen Woodward at 631.632.3127.

Youth Group of Today for 18 year olds or older who have completed High School
This group is intended for young adults with special needs who can function independently, would not require direct supervision, and who would like to participate in social and community based events such as, for example, movies, comedy shows, bowling, theater productions. Fees only apply to special events.

(College students from Stony Brook University's Community Service Club will be joining the group for certain events).

The group will meet at St. Gerard Majella Parish Center, 300 Terryville Road, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776.

For more information please contact Donna Antignano at 631-473-0255, or send an email to ralphja@iname.com. This is a non-sectarian organization.


Asperger's Association of New England
Phone: (617) 393-3824

Contact: Stephanie Loo


Contact: Lori Shery (732) 321-0880

New Jersey Adult Issues
Contacts: Mary Meyer
Email: AdultAS@aspennj.org
Phone: (201) 825-3286

Mrs. Bice Del Galdo
Email: bice2009@verizon.net
Phone: (973) 503-0351


GRASP Manhattan
Monthly meetings for adults diagnosed along the autism spectrum. Meetings are held monthly from 5:45 PM to 8:15 PM. Meetings are facilitated by GRASP's board member Karl Wittig. Subscribe through GRASP's website at: Subscribe to GRASP.
For further information about GRASP: www.grasp.org

Manhattan GRASP Meetings New Location as of 1/9/13
Starting with the Wednesday, January 9, 2013 meeting, all GRASP Manhattan support group meetings will be taking place at yet ANOTHER NEW LOCATION:

A.R.E. of New York
241 West 30th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
2nd Floor (accessible by either stairs or elevator)
New York, NY 10001 Conference Center
Phone 212-691-7690

This is just 1 to 3 blocks south of Penn Station (depending on which exit you use).
The nearest subway stops are:
28th St. on the 1 (7th Ave) and Broadway (N, R) lines;
34th St. on the 6th Ave. (B,D,F,M), Broadway (N,Q,R), 7th Ave. (1,2,3), and 8th Ave. (A,C,E) lines; and 33rd St. on the PATH train.
It is also 12 blocks south of Port Authority Bus Terminal.

This address is located on the north (uptown) side of 30th St.
There are two entrances to the building -- ours is the one closer to 8th Ave. (NOT the one with the awning for a dental office). There is an intercom to the right of the main doorway. You will need to enter code 102 on the keypad in order to be buzzed in.

JCC Manhattan  The JCC in Manhattan and FEGS introduce Adaptations, the Young Adult Life Skills Network. Adaptations offers college-educated young adults- people in their 20s and 30s- needing special support, the benefit of a supportive environment as you work toward achieving your life goals. Adaptations offers a wide variety of opportunities from social activities to ways to improve interpersonal skills, explore career options, and more. Both daytime and evening activities are available.

Contact Melissa Jacobs at 646-505-4367 or at mjacobs@jccnyc.org.


ASCEND Group, Inc., an Asperger Syndrome information alliance for Southeastern Pennsylvania. A group similar in activities to AHA.
Email: info@ascendgroup.org

GRASP Philadelphia
Monthly meetings for adults diagnosed along the autism spectrum plus a yahoogroup for outside discussion. GRASP Advisory Board member Bob Hedin, facilitates.
Subscribe through GRASP's website at GRASP - Subscribe

Email: rehedin@aol.com for questions, meeting place, and directions.

Monthly meetings for adults diagnosed along the autism spectrum plus a yahoogroup for outside discussion. GRASP Advisory Board member Trista Rupp Plott, facilitates.
Subscribe through GRASP's website at GRASP - Subscribe

Email: aspergers@hotmail.com for questions, directions and meeting place.


GRASP Williamsburg
Monthly meetings for adults diagnosed along the autism spectrum.
GRASP member Katie Brazier facilitates.
Subscribe through GRASP's website at GRASP - Subscribe

Email: katiebrazier@msn.com for questions, directions, and meeting place.


Asperger Adults of Greater Washington

A support, social and advocacy group that welcomes adults with Asperger's, high functioning autism, nonverbal learning disorder, semantic pragmatic disorder and PDD-NOS. Members may be professionally or self-diagnosed. Meets monthly in downtown Washington.

Contact: info@aagw.net

Website: http://www.aagw.net


Support for Parents of Adult Children with High Functioning Autism/PDD/Asperger's Syndrome.

The group will meet on the fourth Sunday of the month from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Blythedale Children's Hospital on Bradhurst Avenue in Valhalla, Westchester County, NY.

Please join us for support and information and to discuss the many issues related to your adult child's disability. We will also feature speakers covering topics of interest to the group.

For further information:

Phone: Judy Omidvaran at 914-526-3329

Email: Judyomid@aol.com.



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