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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.

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.

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Parent / Caregiver Groups

Aroostook Autism Support Group

Location: Aroostook Medical Center, Presque Isle
Day: Currently not updated
Time:
Contact: Maeghan Sheehan Swanson (207) 554-0482 or Lisa Brewer (207) 227-0601
Website: https://www.facebook.com/aroostookautismsupport/

GEAR Parent Network
Parenting a child with emotional / behavioral concerns

Location: Webinar / Online
Day: Weekly - Wednesday, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Evening: Weekly - Monday, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Contact: 1-800-264-9224 to register for this group
Website: https://gearparentnetwork.org/events/

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: ONLINE during COVID-19
When in person: First Congregational Church of Bridgton, 33 S. High St., Bridgton
Day: Third Tuesday of the Month - ONLINE
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: 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

Day: 2nd Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: ONLINE
Contact: Call the Autism Society of Maine if you would like to join the group: 1-800-273-5200

Friendly Connections Social Group

An online casual social chat group for those interested in meeting new people and making friends.
Location: ONLINE
Day: 3rd Friday of each month
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Contact: Debbie Pennesi for more information and online link: debpennesi58@verizon.net or phone: 774-258-2480

York County Autistic Adults Support Group

Location: Kennebunk Public Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk
Day: Currently not updated
Time:
Contact: Wilma Wake 207-329-9730 wilma.wake@gmail.com

Teen / Youth Groups

ASM Teen Group Web Page

Teen Social Group (ages 11-18)

Location: ONLINE
Day: Last Friday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: tara@asmonline.org or 1-800-273-5200
NEW to Group: Contact ASM information on participation.
Group Criteria

Parent/Guardian Group "Need to Know" Information

While youth are attending their group, Cathy Dionne will hold a parent/guardian group with "Need to Know" information on different topics (heathcare, education, laws & legislation, etc.)
If you are interested in attending this group by phone or video, email Cathy at asm@asmonline.org to recieve information and link.

Teen Social Group (ages 18-26)

Location: ONLINE
Day: Second Monday of each month
Time: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Contact: bridgtonais@yahoo.com
NEW to Group: Email contact for information on participation.
Group Criteria

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.