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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.

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AANE Group for Adults with Aspergers / Autism

Teen support is also available.
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.
Day: 2nd Thursday of the month
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

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

Autism & ADHD Parents & Caregivers Support Group

Location: Loranger Elementary School, classroom #18, Old Orchard
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Contact: Gigi Duquette (207) 350-0898 or email:

Autism & Developmental Disabilities Caregiver Group

Location: Easterseals, 125 Presumpscot St., Portland
Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month from 10:00am to 11:00am or 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Lindsay Payeur - or 207-573-7424

Autism Support Group

Location: Salvation Army, 67 Park St., Lewiston
Day: Each Monday (Starting November 5, 2018)
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am
Contact: Kristie Collins - (207) 740-4910

Autism Caregivers Support Network of Eastern Maine

Location: Special Children’s Friends, 78 Union St., Ellsworth
Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Contact: Laurie (207) 667-9101, Tess (207) 266-0072 or

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

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,


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

Mid Coast Region Path Finders

Trail Hiking and Social Networking for adults (21+) with ASD

Location: Belfast area
Day: Two Saturdays a month (weather permitting) May thru October
Time: 10:30am
Contact: Debbie Pennesi for more information and location of walk: or phone: 774-258-2480

Parent to Parent of Maine

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

Seacoast Autism Support Group for Caregivers of Individuals with Autism

Location: York Hospital, Ellis Conference Rm
Day: 2nd Saturday of the Month
Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Contact: (207) 363-2897

Teen Social Group (ages 11-18)

Location: Autism Society of Maine, 72 B Main St., Winthrop
Day: 2nd Friday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Cathy Dionne - or 1-800-273-5200
Please call ASM for Youth Group criteria before attending your first meeting.
Parent/Guardian group with Cathy Dionne is optional to attend while children are in their group.

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: Lynne Wheeler 207-890-3179 if you are interested in joining the group

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

Location: Bridgton Hospital, 10 Hospital Drive, Bridgton (Old Hospital Building)
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: Kendra (207) 256-7393 or Mary Ann (207) 935-3631

Youth Social Group (ages 6-12)

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: Lynne Wheeler 207-890-3179 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.