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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 - robertslagos@maine.rr.com or (207) 846-3063
Wilma Wake - wilma.wake@gmail.com or (207) 985-8776
Nate Scoville - nathanscoville@yahoo.com 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 info@asmonline.org

Adult Social Group: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Location: 823 Congress St., Portland, ME
Day: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Contact: Colin Copeland - ccopeland@portresources.org or 207-828-0048

Aroostook Autism Support Group

Location: Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle
Day: First Wednesday of every month
Time: 6:00pm
Contact: Maeghan Sheehan Swanson (207) 554-0482 or Lisa Brewer (207) 227-0601
Website: https://www.facebook.com/aroostookautismsupport/

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
Website: http://www.penquis.org/index.php?id=2&sub_id=309

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, ellen@createyourownhappiness.com

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, asm@asmonline.org

GEAR

GEAR provides support groups statewide. Check for a local listing. gearparentnetwork.com
Contact: 1-800-264-9224

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 rsmolenski.setonschool@gmail.com

Parent to Parent of Maine

Connecting families to a network of support & information
Contact: 1-800-870-7746
Website: http://www.mpf.org

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 - asm@asmonline.org 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
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Kendra (207) 256-7393 or Patty (207) 935-9128
Kcjobs_23@yahoo.com

Teleconference with Parent Coach

Website: http://parentcoachingforautism.com/products/7-steps-for-dealing-with-your-childs-autism-diagnosis/
Day: Second Wednesday of each month (free)
Time: 1:00pm
Contact: Connie Hammer, MSW & Cerified Parent Coach

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.