This group is for fathers of children with Asperger's Syndrome (including PDD-NOS and other ASD issues) to get together and share the unique experience of being a father of a child on the spectrum, and to arrange recreational activities for the kids too.   The reason this is designed for fathers specifically is that almost all of the support groups I have seen on this topic are for mothers, or are dominated by mothers.  Parenting ASD kids affects men in a unique way, and spectrum kids need male presence that meets their needs too.

While geared primarily towards "high-functioning" ASD issues, we all have common stories and strategies to share.  All are welcome!

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Recent Meetups

  • January 12 · 7:30 PM


    3 Group Members

    Sorrysorrysorry! Yes, last minute as always, but again, let us gather and recount how the holidays were survived! A short walk from the Dempster Street El stop for those... Learn more
  • November 10, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Dad's Night: The Return!

    5 Group Members

    Let's head back to Paddy Long's to  catch up and eat BACON!  We'll talk about strategies for dealing with holidays and changing schedules. Hope to see you there!
  • September 8, 2014 · 7:00 PM

    Moody's Midsummer Madness

    6 Group Members | 4.00

    A change of pace from our usual "Dad Only" fare! Bring the kids, the wife, the dog (well, maybe not the dog)... Rabid Bat Theatricals will perform Shakespeare's "A... Learn more
  • July 28, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Dad's Night (Go Fourth, and Prosper!)

    6 Group Members

    Our usual bi-monthly gathering at a local watering hole to share, and enjoy! Thought we'd try a new place with an awesome biergarten--Moody's is right down the street... Learn more
  • May 19, 2014 · 7:30 PM

    Dad's Night, Round #3

    5 Group Members

    Once again, we'll gather to share war stories and breakthroughs and drink beer and eat bacon. Some things just never get old! See you gents there! Jason
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