The Orange County Asperger's Support Group
© The Orange County Asperger's Support Group, 2011. All rights reserved.
Welcome! Were you recently diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome? Was your child? Are you feeling lost? You’ve already taken a step in the right direction by visiting our site. We’ve all been there. We want to listen and share our experiences. We’ll help you make sense of the alphabet soup – ASD, PDD-NOS, IEP, 504, SSI – that awaits you. The Orange County Asperger's Support Group is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. We’ve been helping Asperger’s families and individuals since 2003. Whether you’re the parent of a 5-year-old or you're an adult with Asperger’s, we have programs for everyone. Come to one of our monthly support groups, held in Newport Beach and Placentia, to meet others with similar challenges. Our speakers and panel discussions have themes ranging from school IEPs to Aspies-on-the-Job. Use our online Yahoo Group Discussion Board to ask questions and get answers from people who have dealt with the same issues. Our social activities are designed to provide the much-needed opportunity to meet other Aspies and make friends. Kids and teens enjoy bowling, movies and more. Adult activities (ages 18+) include movie nights, coffee groups and more. We also have a special group for parents of Aspie young adults. And we sponsor professionally-moderated events such as support groups on Dating & Relationships for adults. Occasional events for all ages are also planned, such as when 50 of us cheered together at an Angels Baseball game. All of our meetings and activities are listed on our online Meetup site where you can also RSVP!
With our great resources, activities and events, we help inform, educate and support families affected by Asperger’s and ultimately help improve the quality of life of all our members.
Learn how to access our Meetup site and Yahoo Discussion Board by clicking here. Learn about becoming a full-fledged OCASG member by clicking here.
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For Specific Information and to RSVP for these events please see the Meetup calendar .
March 7th - NEW! 6:00-8:00 pm Teen Night - Games Movies!
(High school age 9th - 12th grade)
March 7th - 6:00 pm Parent Moderated Group for Parents of Young Adults - College & Employment
March 7th - 6:30 pm Original Movie Club (AMC The District) for Aspie Adults
March 8th - 10:00 am Toastmasters Gavel Club (ages 18+), Irvine
March 17th - 7:00 pm OCASG General Meeting, Newport Beach
March 21st - 6:30 pm Original Movie Club (AMC The District) for Aspie Adults, Tustin
March 22nd - 10:00 am Parents of Young Adults (18+) support group with Dr. Gantman
March 24th - 7:00 pm OCASG North County Support Group Meeting, Placentia
Supporting Ourselves ... Supporting Each Other
OCASG is awarded a $5,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company for social skills programs for OCASG members. Presenting the check to OCASG President, Keith Schildt, is Barbara Ralphs, OCASG member and Disney employee.
Our March 17 general support group meeting at St Andrews in Newport Beach will feature a presentation by author Merritt Phillips on "Embracing the Possibilities", non-stressful advice and guidance for parents of autistic children. Click for more info. Our OCASG Toastmasters Gavel Club meets the 2nd Saturday of every month in Irvine. Click here for info.