Adults of all ages on the autism spectrum, their families and friends, academics and professionals in the autism field unite as a community in AASCEND. Our members sit down at the table as peers to support one another and work together to achieve AASCEND’S goals of Education, Networking and Development.

Promotes Self-understanding

Autism’s core challenges can be profound. AASCEND members explore the world of autism through group discussions, guest speakers, films and book selections.

Offers Support

For the past ten years AASCEND members have been meeting monthly to share information resources, support one another emotionally, and in the process learn to appreciate the view points of others. Our group is intergenerational and comes from all walks of life.

Website: http://www.aascend.org/
Location: San Francisco Bay area

Asperger’s Syndrome Adult Socializing Group

FREE monthly group for adults on the high-end of the autism spectrum. Socialize, get acquainted, have great discussions.

When: Second and fourth Wednesdays | 7:00-9:00 PM
Where: Grace Lutheran Church | 112th and Greenwood Ave N. |  Seattle, WA
Phone: (206) 362-0922 for details


Aspergers Syndrome (AS) and Their Partners

This site focuses on knowledge, resources, and understanding about relationships in which at least one partner has Aspergers Syndrome (AS). We define the words relationship and partner very broadly; a spouse, friend, co-worker, or family member may be a partner and a relationship may include one partner or many.

Regardless of the relationship parameters, Aspergers Syndrome introduces an additional factor into a relationship dynamic, especially for relationships with mixed partners–AS and non-AS (referred to here as NT or neurotypical). Such relationships can be challenging at times, as well as fulfilling. This site offers information, tools, and hope to both AS and NT partners through the content and the affiliation with the AS and Their Partners Forum.

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Autism Spectrum Navigators

Support program for Bellevue College students.

Our mission is to guide program students (the AS Navigators) toward successful academic outcomes while assisting them in gaining skills in executive functioning, self-regulation, social interaction and self-advocacy.

The AS Navigators program helps students discover their personal strengths and find ways to support their areas of difficulty so that they can lead personally fulfilling lives. The program is designed to increase accessibility to areas of college life and beyond, including academics, working with others, socializing, and being in the community. We celebrate the unique personality of each of our students, and respect their right to make individual choices.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASNavigators
Location: Bellevue, WA

Autism Spectrum Transitions Support Group

This group is for anyone on the autism spectrum (and their families) who is facing a transition – from high school to college – from college to career – and beyond. Join us – ask questions, and come to our meetings. Share with your friends and help us build a community.https://www.facebook.com/groups/astransitionsupport/

Autism Spectrum Transitions support group – Bellevue College

This group is for anyone on the autism spectrum (and their families) who is facing a transition – from high school to college – from college to career – and beyond. Join us – ask questions, and come to our meetings. Share with your friends and help us build a community.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/astransitionsupport/
Location: Bellevue, WA

Autism Women’s Network

Autism Womens Network
The Autism Women’s Network
(AWN) is dedicated to building a community of autistic girls and women, their families, friends and supporters. A place where all can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive supportive and positive environment.

Forum: The Forum topics are designed to inspire meaningful discussions which focus on issues relevant to girls and women on the autism spectrum. It is our goal to successfully accomplish a portion of AWN’s mission by building an interactive community.

Website: http://www.autismwomensnetwork.com/

Circle of Friends for Mental Health | Seattle

Circle of Friends for Mental Health
Circle of Friends for Mental Health provides caring support for adults in our community with mental health challenges through enriching, creative, and safe resources and interactions with the goal to improve the lives of people burdened with mental illness by providing them with ongoing programs in the visual arts, music, creative writing, drama, and photography.

Circle of Friends fosters health by staffing arts classes with university interns and community volunteers, and offering the classes free of charge to persons with mental illness. Artistic expression is a proven way to aid people in their recovery and self-healing.

Circle of Friends helps participants display their artwork at galleries, coffee shops and community venues. These supports provide our low-income community members with a modest financial compensation.

Website:  http://www.cofmentalhealth.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Circle-of-Friends-for-Mental-Health/141011739350073
Email:  carolyn.hale200@gmail.com
Phone:  (206) 525-0648

Contact: Rita Selin at (206) 547-9697
Seattle, WA

Drama Class: Ongoing Saturday morning drama class.

* New and used art supplies, musical instruments, etc. are always welcome.

I C.A.N. Women’s Self-advocacy Support Network | Snohomish County

I C.A.N. Women’s Self-Advocacy Support Network for Women with Disabilities.

Meets @ the Arc Office
2500 Hewitt Ave, Ste. 300
Everett, WA
*RSVP required

Contact: Corinna Fale
E-mail: Corinna@arcsno.org
Phone: (425)258-2459 x103


Living with Aspergers – Seattle

An ongoing group of adults where interpersonal skills can be learned in a non-stressful environment. Vocational counseling also available.

When: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 PM
Where: Group Health on Capitol Hill
Phone: Becker and Associates at (206) 935-2479 for details, or …
Email: stevebeckerassociates@comcast.net

Puget Sound ADHD Meetups for Adults and Parents

Meetup Groups in the Puget Sound
These meetups are free and open to the public.

Usually there is a speaker for the first hour followed by Q&A with additional time for discussion or visiting.

Where: Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Eastside
Website: http://w3.addresources.org/adhd_support?q=node/25

Square Pegs Social Club | Seattle

Square Pegs

Square Pegs Social Club

The Square Pegs Social Club was created to give those on the autism spectrum a place to call their own to meet, make friends, and hang out where they can feel normal.

Adults, young adults, and teens on the spectrum are welcome.

When: Meets on the second Saturday of each month
Where: Capitol Hill | Seattle, Wa
Contact: http://www.meetup.com/Squarepegs
Linda at (206)780-0124

Support Group for Partners of ADD Adults

Mimi Handlin, MSW, offers a free monthly telephone support group for non-ADD partners. A short phone consult is required before joining the group.

When: 4th Wednesday of each month | from 6:30-7:30 pm
Website: www.addfamilycoaching.com
Phone:  (206) 579-8274

The Center for Family & Lifespan Development | Federal Way, WA

The Center for Family & Lifespan Development

Family, group, and individual therapy, coaching, assessment, diagnosis and evaluations, social skills help. Suceed in College group.

Website: thecenterpsych.com/
33305 1st Way South, Suite# B210 | Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: (253) 235-5956
Email: thecenterfld@gmail.com

Young Life Eastside Capernaum and Bridge Ministries | Bellevue, WA

Fellowship meetings for young adults which include separate parent/caregiver meetings.

Where: Westminster Chapel
136446 NE 24th Street
Bellevue, WA

Phone: Rachel at (206) 325-8477
Email: RachelEAshley@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.bridgemin.org