Resources - Support Groups
Support groups are listed when they come to our attention and changes such as location, date or time are made likewise. If you do not find a group in your area, please call ASM for further assistance: 1-800-273-5200.
Please call or make the contact person for the support group you want to attend make sure the group is meeting as listed.
Disclaimer - References in this web site to any specific products, services or therapies do not constitute its endorsement or recommendation by The Autism Society of Maine. ASM is not responsible for
the contents of any “off-site” web page referenced from this server.
AANE Group for Adults with Aspergers
Location: The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave, Portland, Adult Day Room (close to entrance)
Day: 1st Saturday of the Month
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm - please call in advance.
Contact: Robert Lagos - firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 846-3063
Wilma Wake - email@example.com or (207) 985-8776
Nate Scoville - firstname.lastname@example.org or (207) 604-0436
Adult Social Function: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
Meets one evening monthly for conversation, games, activities, outings and refreshments.
Location: The Autism Society of Maine, 72B Main St. Winthrop, ME
Contact: Call 1-800-273-5200 for date and time email@example.com
Aroostook Autism Support Group
Location: Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle
Day: First Wednesday of every month
Contact: Maeghan Sheehan Swanson (207) 554-0482 or Lisa Brewer (207) 227-0601
Autism & Developmental Disabilities Caregiver Group
Location: Easterseals, 125 Presumpscot St., Portland
Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:00am or 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Lindsay Payeur - firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-573-7424
Autism Caregivers Support Network of Eastern Maine
Location: Special Children’s Friends, 78 Union St., Ellsworth
Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Laurie (207) 667-9101, Tess (207) 266-0072 or email@example.com
Autism Parent Support Group
Location: 262 Harlow St., Bangor
Day: First Monday of each month (October thru May) from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Contact: Bonnie Harris, Penquis Autism Community Services (207) 973-3642
Bangor Biomedical Support Group
Location: 676 Broadway, Bangor (at the store Serendipitous)
Day: Meets the second Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 12:00pm
Contact: Ellen - (207) 667-3221, firstname.lastname@example.org
Families who have Children with ASD Placed Out of State for Residential Care
Location: Autism Society of Maine, 72 B Main St., Winthrop
Day: First Thursday of each month at 2:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne - 800-273-5200, email@example.com
GEAR provides support groups statewide. Check for a local listing. gearparentnetwork.com
Midcoast Maine Autism Support Group
Location: Seton School and Institutes, 1 Free St. Camden
Day: 2nd Saturday of each month
Time: 10:00am to 11:30am
Contact: Rachel Smolenski (207) 706-6340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parent to Parent of Maine
Connecting families to a network of support & information
Social Networking For Youth Diagnosed With Asperger's (ages 11-18)
Location: Hillview Resource Center, Lewiston, ME (UNLESS ON FIELD TRIP)
Day: 1st Friday of Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne - email@example.com or 1-800-273-5200
Please call ASM for Youth Group criteria before attending your first meeting.
Topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Caregiver's Support Group
Location: Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton (Old Hospital Building)
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Kendra (207) 256-7393 or Mary Ann (207) 935-3631
Social Networking Online
Social networking is becoming increasingly popular for those who cannot go to a support group or choose to connect online.
My Autism Team is a reputable and friendly place to connect with other parents. Make your connection with other parents by their town and
age and gender of their child.