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The next meeting of the Los Angeles Asperger Syndrome [Autism Spectrum] Parents’ Support Group will occur on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 7:30 to approximately 8:30 p.m. Until Covid control rules go away, we’re using Zoom to have on-line meetings.
To participate in this call, please email Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org (before 6 p.m. on the day of the meeting). She will confirm your RSVP and send instructions on how to log on. Note: Old log-in codes for Zoom do not work.
Zoom is easy to use and if your computer has a camera you can even be seen. (It’s not necessary to be seen; being heard is enough.) If you don’t have a microphone or access to a computer, you can call in using a smart phone, with or without a camera. 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, totally lack a budget.) It’s aimed to assist parents, relatives, guardians, spouses, siblings, parole & probation officers, in-laws, 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. (This change is because of the fuzzy border between “high-functioning” autism and “regular” autism. In addiction, Hans Asperger, it seems, may have been a bad guy.)
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.
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 any speakers unless popular demand prevails to change this.
What (the Topic): whatever people want to discuss.
When: Wednesday, February 8, from 7:30 to approximately 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 pandemic. In case I forget to up-date this page (again?!?), our future meetings in early 2023 are March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14 (Bastille Day), July 12, August 9, and September 13.
Where: on-line. See above.
The “how to get to our meetings” page are currently irrelevant but (if we’re lucky) they may be relevant again some day soon.
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)
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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