This Meetup is for adults who are in a long-term or marital relationship with someone who has Asperger's Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder). We will also welcome adults who have a parent, adult sibling or adult child with Asperger's Syndrome.
This Meetup is associated with ASPIA (Asperger Syndrome Partner Information Australia) Inc, a Sydney support group that has been providing information, validation and support to partners since 2003.
ASPIA holds monthly support group meetings in Burwood (Sydney), with a lunch get-together prior to meetings, and drinks/dinner following meetings. All meetings have a strong educational and support focus, with regular professionals providing presentations, answering questions and facilitating discussions. We have group guidelines to ensure all of our meeting and support contexts are constructive and respectful.
By creating this Meetup we are hoping that more partners will discover this opportunity to find friends and support. Having a Meetup will also enable us to organise more local social events for partners to meet others who may live nearby.
Adults with AS choose very nice partners, so when we get together, many lovely friendships form, and our meetings become essential for emotional survival. As would be assumed, most of our members are women, but we are always very glad to welcome men, and learn more about AS in females. Gay partners are warmly welcomed too.
Please join us.
(We do need to charge a joining fee of $5.00 to cover our subscription to meetup. Financial members of ASPIA, and members of the Yahoo Group are exempt.)