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 - or (207) 846-3063
Wilma Wake - or (207) 985-8776
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

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 - 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:

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,

Coastal Maine Autism Organization Support Group

Location: Midcoast Regional Child Development Services, 91 Camden St., Rockland
Day: Meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Jennifer O'Jala (207) 542-2195,


GEAR provides support groups statewide. Check for a local listing.
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) 701-6199

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
Application Form

Parent to Parent of Maine

Connecting families to a network of support & information
Contact: 1-800-870-7746
For more 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
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

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

Teleconference with Parent Coach

Day: Second Wednesday of each month (free)
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.