Welcome to CASPAN, the Chicago Autism SPectrum Adult (and Teen) Network! Meet with local teens, young adults and adults affected by Asperger's, autism, PDD-NOS, and related autistic spectrum and pervasive developmental issues. Both formally and self-diagnosed people attend regularly. We have several different groups around the Chicago area. We currently list support groups that meet in Barrington, Palos Hills, Naperville, Palatine, and downtown Chicago. We additionally have groups just for Women on the Spectrum and the LBGTQ Community on the Spectrum. In addition to the monthly support groups, we have more casual social activities. Keeping the needs of people with Asperger's in mind, these social outings periodically meet at various locations. We have also attended and tabled at a number of autism conferences around the Midwest. We are always looking for suggestions for future activities, discussion topics, and new groups. If you are looking for information on the GRASP Chicago group in Evanston, please visit http://www.grasp.org/res_sg.htm . *A parent or guardian must register teen members under 18, per Meetup regulations. *Please check the ages for each group before RSVPing.

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Welcome Aspies & Spectrumites!

Recent Meetups

  • 3 days ago · 6:15 PM

    Tuesday Movies at Millennium Park
    5 People on the Autism Spectrum |
    Come join us for Field of Dreams on a beautiful summer night! We will bring the popcorn and peanuts and save seats for you in the covered section. If you want to come... Learn more
  • 6 days ago · 3:00 PM

    John Hancock Observatory Visit
    8 People on the Autism Spectrum |
    Let's meet and have food or drinks at the John Hancock Observatory, which many people say had better views than the Sears Tower for the same cost (depending on what you... Learn more
  • July 10 · 8:00 PM

    Paper Crane Rain
    4 People on the Autism Spectrum
    Concert featuring a CASPAN member. Paper Crane Rain is the Unitarian Universalist praise band of Kat Kidwell and Gail Gallagher. Kat Kidwell is wild fingerstyle guitar... Learn more
  • July 9 · 7:00 PM

    Games in Palos Hills (any ages)
    6 People on the Autism Spectrum
    This is open to anyone who wishes to attend: teens or adults... those on the spectrum as well as family and friends (and people who just like to play games.)  We'll meet... Learn more
  • June 25 · 7:00 PM

    GRASP: South Suburban Adult Asperger's Group (16+)
    5 People on the Autism Spectrum |
    Group is for those 16 and older on the autism spectrum, but no official diagnosis is necessary. You can also bring a support person or two. While the support people... Learn more
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    Global Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership www.grasp.org

  • Aspiritech

    Harnessing the Power of Asperger's and High-Functioning Autism

  • Brian R. King, LCSW

    Solutions, Strategies & Success On The Spectrum www.Spectrummentor.com

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