New Support Group in Portland Focuses on Helping Partners and Spouses of Adults with Asperger Syndrome

I’m excited to announce that I’m launching a new support group, “Asperger Syndrome: Partners and Family of Adults with ASD,” in Portland, Oregon. This is not a therapy group, rather a place for people to learn from others and to share their story about the often frustrating and isolating life of loving an adult with Asperger Syndrome Disorder (ASD).

I was motivated to start the support group after posting the first chapter of my new book on my website. I was completely overwhelmed by the huge response from people around the world looking for guidance and support on how to navigate a relationship with a partner with Asperger Syndrome.

In addition to providing a safe, supportive place to share their experiences, I see this group as a forum to learn more, through books, films and guest speakers. For example, films such as “Mozart and the Whale” will stimulate important discussions about life as a partner of an ASD adult. I’ll also invite experts in the field of Asperger Syndrome to speak, thereby creating a counterpoint to personal experience.

The group is being organized through Meetup.com. Those interested in joining the group in Portland, Oregon can go to www.meetup.com/Asperger-Syndrome-Partners-Family-of-Adults-with-ASD/. There is no charge for participating in this group. This group is exclusively for Neuro-typicals, for those who love and care for adults with Asperger Syndrome.

The first meeting will be held on Saturday, May 23rd at 1:00 p.m. The location is found at the group web page. We will be discussing my new book, “Going over the Edge?” Please sign up at www.meetup.com/Asperger-Syndrome-Partners-Family-of-Adults-with-ASD/.

I look forward to meeting you and hearing your stories.

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