“ For me, day to day life immersed within NT-topia- are akin to May-December relationships, though quite beautiful, exciting, day to day life, we have little in common, and are unable to enjoy conversation., The group meeting? Suddenly, the age appropriate relationship becomes quite attractive. Beguilingly seductive, a panoramic vista to explore, promising comfort, understanding and, above all simpatico, virtually anything uttered, is understood, relevant, related too! I am compelled to return. I have learned any relationship may present challenges, accept, acknowledge, work through it. Yes, "Gulp..." An Aspie-can be insecure too. However, from my perspective, other than that small realization, for the most part...Aspie's R preferred! ”
— on Jul 20, 2015.
“ So far I feel just as awkward here as elsewhere, but hopefully people won't hold that against me in this group. ”
— on Jul 5, 2015.
“ great ”
— on Dec 17, 2014.
“ These meetings are very informative! ”
— on Nov 16, 2014.
“ All in all this is a great group that welcomes everyone's opinion and provides support to others. ”
— on Nov 3, 2013.
“ Among the better organized groups I have attended. ”
— on May 6, 2013.
“ This meeting about "control," turned out to be great fun. There were 8 of us, and we talked about control in social and work situations. Max puts alot of care into his writing and recommended reading and as always, it's thought provoking and a safe environment to be honest. ”
— on Apr 8, 2013.
“ Continue to be amazed by the multispectrum diversity at these meetings. Would be nice to see a few more women, and more queer people, but beggars can't be choosers. ”
— on Dec 17, 2012.
“ A safe trustworthy place to be and you are not alone in the world. ”
— on Oct 20, 2012.
“ A challenging and supportive environment for those of us on the spectrum. The safe place for me to be me, and to learn more about just what that's like, and how I can better cope, and to practice compassion for others, both on and off the spectrum. ”
— on Aug 13, 2012.
“ I like going there, and being in a community of people in the same boat as me. ”
— on Nov 3, 2011.
“ The group provides support for a group of individuals who are often misunderstood by the general public. ”
— on Sep 13, 2011.
“ Great support for Aspies. Good blend of discussion topics and sharing in a very supportive atmosphere. I'm glad I found this group. ”
— on Sep 12, 2011.
“ The people are really supportive. ”
— on Jul 3, 2011.
“ The people seem nice enough. I wish there were more meet ups for and about women. ”
— on Jun 25, 2011.
“ To know that they are not alone in having Asperger and to know how others go through life with it. Also to find out if one really has it by listening to the other peoples experiences. ”
— on May 16, 2011.
“ I am more comfortable with the berkeley meetup and it's easier and more convenient for me to get to the library, and it's not as far for m to get to it. ”
— on Jan 24, 2011.
“ Nice people. I think it would be great to get to know people better. ”
— on Oct 18, 2010.
“ It's the best group I've seen so far in that everyone is allowed to contribute to the discussion. ”
— on May 16, 2010.
“ There's two reasons why you should join this Meetup Group. First, I believe it helps tremedously to know others that are going through the same condition (Aspergers) that I am, whether self-diagnosed or professionally diagnosed. I don't feel so all alone in the obstacles that I have to overcome with Asperger. And secondly, the discussions are excellent and the people interesting enough to be around, that it feels like I'm nourishing a part of myself in the process. It also helps me with my socializing skills which need a lot of work on my part to improve. I feel like I am actually listened to when it comes to sharing some of the problems I deal with on a daily basis while dealing with being an Aspie. ”
— on Mar 31, 2010.
“ more conversations ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Nov 11, 2009.
“ My name is Steven Kuroiwa. I have not yet been to an assembly of San Francisco Adult Asperger Self Help Meetup(AASHM) but I honestly and sincerely already know that my first meeting will be a positive and productive experience. Why do I have such certain anticipation? Because Tom is a member of my own fellowship Adult Aspies of San Francisco and has been a strong positive influence on me and my group. Please excuse me for not registering with AASHM at an earlier time; to make a very long story into a much shorter one, I have been recovering from exacerbating and exhausting crises over the last several years. I look forward to experiencing AASHM, meeting fellow people on the Autism Spectrum, and learning from other individuals. Thank you, Tom and everyone. ”
— Anonymous Meetup Group member on Sep 19, 2010.