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 Discussion Group 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 game nights, 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 older 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 .
1st Friday - 6:30 pm Original Movie Club (AMC The District) for Aspie Adults ages 18+
1st Friday - 6:00 pm Teen Night - Games, Movies. High school age, 9th-12th grade. RSVP required.
3rd Monday - 7:00 pm OCASG General Meeting, Newport Beach. Monthly topic or speaker.
3rd Friday- 6:30 pm Original Movie Club (AMC The District) for Aspie Adults, Tustin
4th Monday - 7:00 pm OCASG North County Support Group Meeting, Placentia
Jan 24, April 25, July 25, Oct 24 - Parents support group with Dr. Alexander Gantman.
Feb 28, May 23, August 22, Nov 14 – Older Adults Support group (ages 25-60) with Dr. Alexander Gantman.
March 28, June 27, Sept 26, Dec 19- Young Adult Workshops (ages 18-30) with Dr. Alexander Gantman.
Supporting Ourselves ... Supporting Each Other
Our next General Support Meeting at St. Andrew's is Monday, February 9
“Special Needs Trusts" with
guest speaker, attorney Susan Katzen
Older Adults Support group (ages 25 to 60) with topics including “later in life” diagnoses, career challenges, and romantic relationships, begins Feb 28:
Young Adult Workshops (ages 18-30) begin March 28:
PARENTS of Teens and Young Adults “Ask the Expert” session:
For other activities and events see Monthly Calendar below.
DON'T FORGET TO RENEW YOUR DUES FOR 2015!