Our Monthly Meeting

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Summary:

Our next meeting is on Wednesday, August 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room in the Outpatient Counseling Center (straight up the gentle hill from the entrance, going East) in the Vista del Mar center (3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, 90064) in West Los Angeles. 


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 for parents, relatives, guardians, spouses, siblings, parole & probation officers, and care-givers interested in helping our loved ones handling Asperger Syndrome (AS). But it’s open to anyone interested in Asperger Syndrome or related issues (including all of the 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.

Since nobody is getting the Asperger Syndrome these days (because it’s been dropped from the DSM), we are thinking of changing the group’s name to refer somehow to “high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Shall we call it the “Group formerly known as the Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome Parents’ Support Group”? or the “ASDerger Parents’ Support Group”? We would appreciate your feedback (and suggestions for a better name).

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.

When: Wednesday, August 9 from 7 to 9 p.m.

We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, come rain or shine, snow or sleet, hail or oobleck. In case I forget to edit this page (again?!?), our next meetings will be on September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13 … you get the idea. The series continues into 2018.

Wherethe Community Room in the Outpatient Counseling Center

There are three Community Rooms: we meet in the one on the Eastern arm of the OCC. This building was formerly known as the “Julia Ann Singer/Reiss Davis” and the “Mark Taper Building.” It is westward across the grass from the old Julia Ann Singer Center (now the Baron School) all the way inside the Vista del Mar campus (almost to Edith Ave., but the gate there is almost always locked): if you’re at the front door of the old place where we used to meet (the Baron school), turn 180 degrees and look for glass big doors near a basketball hoop and the Barbecue to find our current meeting place.

Making matters confusing, the old building where we met for many years still has the words “Julia Ann Singer” above the front door. But there is a free-standing sign in front of the main entrance to our new building that says “Outpatient Counseling Center.” Unfortunately, it is only visible from the South. Despite all of the name changes, we’re still meeting in the same place as during the last few years.

The Vista del Mar campus is at 3200 Motor Ave. (Los Angeles, 90064) between National and Pico, 1/2 block North of the Santa Monica (10) Freeway underpass.

For directions, click this link to see maps. For an alternative set of directions to Vista del Mar, click on this link.

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).For Belarusian, click here! (дзякуй (thanks) to Nadejda Dobkina). Our page has also been translated into German, Russian, and Polish.

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.

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