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Our monthly support group meetings are open to Individuals and Families (kids age 11 and older) with:

  • Asperger's Syndrome (diagnosed and undiagnosed]
  • High-Functioning Autism (HFA) [diagnosed and undiagnosed]
  • PDD-NOS [diagnosed and undiagnosed]
  • www.ocaspergers.org

Got questions? We have answers!

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TYPICAL EVENING PROGRAM

• Each evening begins with “Table Talk” with tables organized by age groups allowing attendees to meet and network among themselves. This is a valued part of the evening; info is shared along with those uplifting success stories we all like to hear!

Each meeting then has a group discussion, a guest speaker or a panel.

Topics are selected for their relevance to high-functioning individuals and their families.

The Orange County Asperger's Support Group is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides support, education, parent advocacy and adult self-advocacy for those dealing with Asperger's Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism (HFA) and PDD-NOS.

This support group is a community of Asperger's adults and families living in Orange County (and surrounding counties). We were founded in 2003.

Our Mission:
We provide hope and support for people with Asperger’s, High-Functioning Autism and PDD-NOS and their families through meetings, online communities, social events, skills training, education and advocacy. We are committed to improving communication, understanding and acceptance between the Asperger's and neurologically typical populations, and to ultimately improving the quality of life for all.

We have a monthly support meeting in Newport Beach [3rd Monday...check calendar] and one in North County [4th Monday]. Monthly support meeting topics range from childhood issues like school IEPs to adult issues like jobs and careers.

Informal socialization among children is encouraged. Games and puzzles are always available. Children must be able to sit with other children during the meeting in a separate section from their parents. If you have a special circumstance, please discuss it with our moderators prior to coming to the meeting.

We have age-specific activities for all ages -- helping kid, teen and adult Aspies with community integration and social skills. We invite all Aspies to join our movie, Anime and bowling groups. Please see our calendar and files section for more information on specific meetings and activities.

ocasupport@gmail.com ^  www.ocaspergers.org

Here's a recent event held at Chuck Jones Center for Creativity in Costa Mesa, CA. Nearly 30 of our members spent a couple of hours discovering their inner artistic genius -- and the results made everyone happy! Special thanks to Jimm Vest and Gerald Cromwell of ESI Video.  And Jeff Campbell of Campbell Marketing. The password to see the video is "WORKSHOP2014". [case sensitive]

Creativity+Workshop+v2-HD from Jeff Campbell on Vimeo.

We're 1,267 People dealing with ASDs

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Upcoming Meetups

  • Friday, September 4, 2015 6:00 PM

    TEEN NIGHT Sponsor­ed by CLE | Mystery Science Theater 3000!

    20 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, September 4, 2015 6:00 PM

    New OCASG TEEN NIGHT -- Sponsored by CLE

    5 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, September 4, 2015 6:30 PM

    Original Movie Club (AMC - The District) for Aspie Adults

    2 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015 10:00 AM

    OCASG Toastmasters Gavel Club (ages 18 and over)

    3 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 6:30 PM

    Parent Moderated Group for Parents of Young Adults: College and Employment

    2 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, September 18, 2015 6:30 PM

    Original Movie Club (AMC - The District) for Aspie Adults

    2 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Monday, September 21, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Orange County Asperger's Support Group - NEWPORT BEACH

    4 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 AM

    Young Adult Workshop "Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll" with Dr. Gantman (ages 18-30)

    11 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Monday, September 28, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Orange County Asperger's Support Group - NORTH COUNTY

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 6:00 PM

    TEEN NIGHT Sponsor­ed by CLE | Mystery Science Theater 3000!

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, October 2, 2015 6:30 PM

    Original Movie Club (AMC - The District) for Aspie Adults

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015 10:00 AM

    OCASG Toastmasters Gavel Club (ages 18 and over)

    3 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, October 16, 2015 6:30 PM

    Original Movie Club (AMC - The District) for Aspie Adults

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Monday, October 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Orange County Asperger's Support Group - NEWPORT BEACH

    2 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, October 24, 2015 10:00 AM

    Parents of Teens and Young Adults: "Ask the Expert" Series with Dr. Gantman

    14 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Monday, October 26, 2015 7:00 PM

    The Orange County Asperger's Support Group - NORTH COUNTY

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, November 6, 2015 6:00 PM

    TEEN NIGHT Sponsor­ed by CLE | Mystery Science Theater 3000!

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Friday, November 6, 2015 6:30 PM

    Original Movie Club (AMC - The District) for Aspie Adults

    1 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 AM

    OCASG Toastmasters Gavel Club (ages 18 and over)

    3 People dealing with ASDs attending
  • Saturday, November 14, 2015 10:00 AM

    Older Adult Support Group (ages 25 to 60) with Dr. Alex Gantman

    6 People dealing with ASDs attending
 
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OCASG, BJ, Linda H
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