We would like everyone to get the word out about our Asperger's support group. We have been meeting for almost 2 years now and will celebrate the 1 year anniversary at our present location in Irvine on 11/21. We have been averaging 30 adults and parents and around 12 children age 12 to 18 at every meeting.
We don't want to have any more situations like what happened to William Freund in Aliso Viejo. We don't want any adult or child with Asperger's to feel they are alone and have no one that understands them. Our Asperger's children are very understanding of differences as they deal with it everyday themselves.
We have adults with Asperger's regularly attending our meetings as well as parents bring children age 12 and older with them to the meetings. We have our Asperger's children sit at their own group of tables at the restaurant during the meeting.
This meeting isn't a formal social skills group for Asperger's children. We tell parents to have their child bring a book, gameboy or something to entertain themselves. If the child strikes up a conversation with other children then great. We don't push anything. We have had many children come back to meetings repeatedly with the parents saying their child didn't want to miss the meeting.
Come enjoy conversation, support and sharing with other Asperger's adults and parents with Asperger's children.