Our Monthly Meeting

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Summary:

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, December 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Until the shelter-in-place and similar rules go away, we’re using WebEx to have on-line meetings. If you would like to participate in this call, please  email Fran at laasperger@gmail.comShe will confirm your RSVP and send instructions on how to log on.

We’re switching back to Zoom because of WebEx’s many limitations. Zoom is easy to use and if your computer has a camera you can even be seen.  If you don’t have a microphone or access to a computer,  you can call in by phone. Please do not call our 310 636-0101 number to do this. 


Who are we?

Our group is a drop-in group, requiring no reservations or fees. (We are non-profit and in fact lack a budget.) It’s aimed to assist parents, relatives, guardians, spouses, siblings, parole & probation officers, and caregivers to help our loved ones to be “high functioning” in society despite having some or many of the symptoms which define Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as defined by the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (Fifth Edition). Earlier editions of that book defined these symptoms as part of “Asperger Syndrome” (AS). Despite the change in terminology, we continue to use the term AS, mostly as a matter of convenience. 

Despite our focus, the group is open to anyone interested in Asperger Syndrome or related issues (including all Autism Spectrum Disorders). The “children” are of ages from 2 to above 60. AS is a lifetime issue, though it need not be a disability, especially since “special” problems are so often associated with special abilities.

Our Meetings.

Who (the Speakers): the group as a whole, hopefully not all at once.

In general, most people want to talk about their own issues instead of listen to guest speakers. So Fran and I decided not to have speakers unless popular demand prevails to change this.

What (the Topic): whatever people want to discuss.

WhenWednesday, December 9, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. See the instructions in the summary at the top of this page.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, come rain or shine, snow or sleet, hail or oobleck. In case I forget to up-date this page (again?!?), our meetings in 2021 will be January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, and July 14 (Bastille Day).  [It looks to me that oobleck has already hit: Dr. Seuss predicted the coronavirus. 😉 ]

Where: on-line. See above.

Why: because we love you!

Crucial Disclaimers: This web-page and all of its sub-pages are designed for educational purposes only. The contents of this web-site are not medical, legal, technical or therapeutic advice and must not be construed as such. The information contained herein is not intended to substitute for informed professional diagnosis, advice or therapy. Visitors should not use this information to diagnose or treat Asperger Syndrome or related disorders without also consulting a qualified medical, psychological, or educational professional. However, it’s better than astrology.

LAASPSG goes international! (mostly Eastern European)

To see our website in Ukrainian, click here (Дякую (thanks) to Anna Matesh). Our page has also been translated into German.

There’s no way to verify the accuracy of the translations, which are of old versions (and have old dates). Unfortunately, our meetings are still in English. No translations are available as yet (and we can’t afford to hire a translator or a day-care worker).

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