What we're about
Since 2007, we have been a local social support group for Southwestern Pennsylvania Autistic and Aspergers Adults (age 18 + over) for monthly gatherings at various venues around Allegheny County. In the last 8 years we have met consistently every month in various venues in Allegheny county.
The goal of this Meetup group is to create connections and camaraderie for diagnosed Autistic and Aspergers adults age 18+ and older. By meeting for monthly gatherings and events, our members can foster friendships, develop support networks and expand their social horizons and interests.
We have chosen not to be affiliated with any a formal organization, but publish the events, and materials associated with many different organizations that provide advocacy, research
and resources for individuals on the Autism spectrum:
Some of those organizations are:
Aboard (http://www.aboard.org) - Pennsylvania - Based in Pittsburgh:
Emmaus (http://www.emmaus.org) Pittsburgh
Foundation for Autism Support and Training (http://foundationforautismsupportandtraining.org/home.html)
Three Rivers Center for Independent Living
United Cerebal Palsy
Easter Seals (http://westernpa.easterseals.com/site/PageServer?pagename=PAWS_homepage)
Autism Society of America (http://www.autismsource.org/)
WHO IS THIS GROUP FOR?
This support group is specifically for adults 18+ on the Autism Spectrum with a formal diagnosis.
Please note: Any new member, must provide a reference to your diagnosis by a psychologist, psychiatrist, or a behavioral health professional. Please state your official diagnosis and the facility of where it was provided.
If you are joining for a son, daughter or sibling, please state your name and the name of the person you are requesting membership for.
This support group is for Aspergers and Autistic adults over the age of 18.