Support/Social Groups

Please note that groups listed are either meeting online or postponed due to COVID-19. You may reach out to the group contact person for their status.

Support groups are listed when they come to our attention and changes such as location, date or time are made likewise. If you have a group that you would like to be listed, fill out information form and send to: info@asmonline.org. If you do not find a group in your area, please call ASM for further assistance:
1-800-273-5200.

You may want to call 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.

Parent / Caregiver Groups

ASM Parent / Caregiver's Support Group

Location: Online
Day: Last Friday of the Month
Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne, asm@asmonline.org or 1-800-273-5200

ASM Parent / Caregiver's Support Group

Location: In Person; ASM Office, 72 B Main St. Winthrop
Day: Last Friday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne, asm@asmonline.org or 1-800-273-5200

Parenting a Child with Emotional / Behavioral Concerns

Location: Online
Day: Weekly - Wednesday, 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Contact: G.E.A.R. Parent Network, 1-800-264-9224
Website: https://gearparentnetwork.org/events/

Parent to Parent of Maine

Contact: Maine Parent Federation, 1-800-870-7746
Website: http://www.mpf.org

Topics on Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Caregiver's Support Group

Location: In Person, First Congregational Church of Bridgton, 33 S. High St., Bridgton
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Kendra, bridgtonais@gmail.com
 

Adult Groups

Southern Maine Support Group for Adults with Asperger's / Autism

Location: Online
Day: 1st Saturday of the month
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Contact: Robert Lagos, robertslagos@maine.rr.com or (207) 846-3063
Nate Scoville, nathanscoville@yahoo.com or (207) 604-0436

ASM Adult Social Function: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Day: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Online
Contact: Autism Society of Maine, 1-800-273-5200

ASM Book Club for Autistic Adults and their Allies

Location: Bangor Public Library, Edward O. Darling Room 
Day: First Tuesday of the month
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Contact: Jen, 1-800-273-5200 infospec@asmonline.org
Book Club Facebook Page

STRIVE Senior Social 55+

Day: 1st Tuesday of the month - Cost: $10
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: 28 Foden Rd. South Portland
Contact: Abby at abohlen@pslstrive.org

Teen / Youth Groups

ASM Teen Social Group (ages 11-18)

Location: ASM Office, 72 B Main St. Winthrop
Online Option for this group by Zoom
Day: Last Friday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: Call: 1-800-273-5200
Group Information

ASM Teen Social Group (ages 17-22)

Location: In Person: Bridgton Community Ctr. 15 Depot St., Bridgton
Day: Second Monday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Contact: bridgtonais@gmail.com
Group Information

ASM Virtual Meet-Up For Kids (ages 8-14)

Location: Online by Zoom
Day: First Wednesday of each month
Time: 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Contact: infospec@asmonline.org

Teen Support Group for Autism (ages 13-17)

Location: 28 Yarmouth Crossing Dr., Yarmouth, Whilde, LLC
Day: Fourth Friday of the Month
Time: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Contact: Jessica Molloy, jessica@whilde.org

Maine Youth Chat (ages 14-26)

Location: Online
Day: Each Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Contact: Dylan Campbell, Maine Parent Federation, dcampbell@mpf.org

Playground Pals Meet-Ups 

Summer Schedule 

Location: Bangor Playgrounds - see summer schedule 
Day: Wednesdays - see summer schedule
Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Contact: Jennifer, Autism Society of Maine 1-800-273-5200 or infospec@asmonline.org

Social Networking Online

Social networking is becoming increasingly popular for those who cannot go to a support group or choose to connect online.

Discord for Autistic Adults (18+) Come join this growing server. Shere media, chat with other Autistic adults, and learn about services in your county. Join our server meetings and games! Not on Discord yet? It's easy to and free to join.

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.