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GRASP Chicago-Evanston (Evanston AS Adult Support Group)

GRASP Chicago-Evanston Support Group meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2pm to 4pm in Evanston Hospital, Room 1711, 2650 Ridge Ave., Evanston, IL 60201.

We have space for 30 people. Please RSVP to Steven L. or on the this site. Write "RSVP" in the subject line of your e-mail. Parents and other observers should RSVP directly to Steven L. to state who they are accompanying or why they would like to observe.

Main Topic - Your Favorite People.   Each group member will get the opportunity to describe a few of the favorite people that we know.  The people we describe could be friends, family members, co-workers, teachers, or others.   Group can identify 1) What we like about these people 2) In what ways do we connect with these people? 3) Should we be more like these people?  In what ways? 4) In what ways we can show these people that we appreciate them?

Usual Group Format: Each group will have the following components - Member Introductions Open Topic and Personal Feedback Time Break for mingling (10-15 minutes) Announcements Main Topic (usually, or extended open topic time)

Open Discussion Time: Group members are welcome to propose discussion topics or share ideas and experiences to receive group feedback.

Chicago-Evanston Support Group is a peer-run support group for adults (18+) with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, and other similar LD's . No formal diagnosis necessary.

* Basic Privacy Policy: Identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission.

For non-spectrum attendees: If you are accompanying someone on the spectrum, please e-mail me to tell me who you are accompanying. If you want to come as an observer, please give me a short explanation of why you would like to observe the meeting.

Parking is free at the Evanston Hospital garage on Sundays.

Public Transportation:

Evanston Hospital is also 2 blocks from the purple line EL stop at Evanston-Central St.

It is 6 blocks away from the Evanston-Central St. Metra stop.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative: well planned material for those who attended. Very reassuring! Greg R.

    April 24, 2013

  • Curtis H.

    We had good topics of driving with Aspegers, the bullying and emergency conflict.

    April 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last-minute conflict...I will make it one of these days.

    April 20, 2013

  • april

    sorry all - i am still in minnesota for work. maybe next month!

    April 15, 2013

  • Juan C.

    Not yet

    April 11, 2013

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