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Resources - Support 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.

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Parent / Caregiver Groups

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/

GEAR Parent Network

GEAR provides support groups statewide. Check for a local listing: https://crisisandcounseling.org/services/gear/
Contact: 1-800-264-9224

Parent to Parent of Maine

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

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

Location: First Congregational Church of Bridgton, 33 S. High St., Bridgton
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Kendra (207) 256-7393
topicsonasdbridgton@gmail.com

Adult Groups

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

Location: Group will be meeting online during COVID-19
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

Adult Social Function: For Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Meets one evening monthly for conversation, games, activities, outings and refreshments.
Day: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Maine General Medical Center, 35 Medical Center Parkway (Cafeteria), Augusta
Contact: Call the Autism Society of Maine if you would like to join the group: 1-800-273-5200

Friendly Connections Social Group

A social group to provide opportunities for adults (21+) with ASD to participate in fun social activities and make new friends.
Location:116 Bangor Mall Blvd., Bangor
Day: Last Saturdays of the month
Contact: Debbie Pennesi for more information and location of walk: debpennesi58@verizon.net or phone: 774-258-2480

York County Autistic Adults Support Group

Location: Kennebunk Public Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk
Day: 4th Saturday of each month
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Contact: Wilma Wake 207-329-9730 wilma.wake@gmail.com

Teen / Youth Groups

Teen Social Group (ages 11-18)

Online Teen Group and Parent Support Group
Parent/Guardian group with Cathy Dionne is optional to attend while children are in their group.
Location: Autism Society of Maine, 72 B Main St., Winthrop
Day: 2nd Friday of the 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.

Teen Social Group (ages 13-19)

Must be accompanied by an adult, open to the community.
Location: The Progress Center Building #2, 35 Cottage St., Norway
Day: 1st Monday of each month
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Contact: Melanie Ryerson 207- 461-2630 melanieryerson@progresscentermaine.org if you are interested in joining the group

Youth Social Group (ages 6-12)York County Autistic Adults Support Group

Must be accompanied by an adult, open to the community.
Location: The Progress Center Building #2, 35 Cottage St., Norway
Day: 3rd Monday of each month
Time: 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Melanie Ryerson 207- 461-2630 melanieryerson@progresscentermaine.org if you are interested in joining the group

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.