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 - 3:15pm
Contact: Robert Lagos - robertslagos@maine.rr.com or (207) 846-3063
Alan Dickson -
Nate Scoville - 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: Port Resources, 280 B Gannett Dr., South Portland, ME
Day: Last Thursday of every month
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Colin Copeland - ccopeland@portresources.org or 207-828-0048

Aroostook Autism Support Group

Location: Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library, Children's Reading Room
39 2nd. St., Presque Isle, ME
Day: First Tuesday of every month
Time: 6:00pm
Contact: Maeghan Sheehan Swanson (207) 554-0482 or Lisa Brewer (207) 227-0601
Group Facebook Page

Asperger Association of New England (AANE) Parent Support Group

Location: University of Southern Maine, Portland Campus
Day: First Thursday of every month
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Contact: Monique Meyers -
For more information and directions: http://www.aane.org/aane_chapters/aane_maine_chapter.html

Bangor Biomedical Support Group

Location: 676 Broadway, Bangor (at the store Serendipitous)
Day: Meets the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Contact: Ellen - (207) 667-3221, ellen@createyourownhappiness.com

GEAR

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

Maine Autism Alliance Family Support Group

Location: Maine General Hospital, Augusta
Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Childcare is Not Available.
Contact: Heidi (207) 626-3042
FMI: www.maineautism.org

Maine Autism Alliance Family Support Group

Location: CDS - First Steps, 5 Gendron Drive; Suite 1, Lewiston
Day: 2nd Monday of each month
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Childcare is Not Available.
Contact: Heidi (207) 626-3042
FMI: www.maineautism.org

Parents Reaching Out to Parents

Parents interested in connecting with other parents through the Autism Society of Maine
Contact: Autism Society of Maine (800) 273-5200 info@asmonline.org
Application Form

Parent to Parent of Maine

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

Parent Autism Support Group

Location: Spring Harbor Hospital, 123 Andover Rd., Westbrook
Day: 1st Wednesday of the Month - See Flyer
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Autism Society of Maine - asm@asmonline.org or (800) 273-5200
Cancelations due to bad weather will be made by 8:00am that day: (207) 761-2200

Social Networking For Youth Diagnosed With Asperger's (ages 11-18)

Location: Hillview Resource Center, Lewiston, ME (UNLESS ON FIELD TRIP)
Day: 3rd Friday of Month
See ASM News for changes, field trip information & info of Youth Group
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne - or 1-800-273-5200

Special Families Social Club

Location: 163 Silver Street, Waterville (CDS Project PEDS Bldg.)
Day: First Wednesday of the Month
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Contact: Tamara Ehrenzeler (207) 399-3160

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://tinyurl.com/cm9rujw
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.