⇒ There are no membership requirements or fees for attendance. Of course, the bringing of pastries is always appreciated.
⇒ We are not a 12-step or a “recovery” group. Rather, our group provides a place where parents can give information and support to each other. Everything said will be held in the strictest of confidence. The group is totally non-commercial. In fact, we do not even have a budget.
⇒ Fran and Jim are not M.D.s in psychiatry or Ph.D.s in psychology but are parents of a child with AS. Fran is a professional health educator, while Jim is a professional economist who has his own tendencies toward AS. He will tell you all about them at length in a tedious monotone if you make the mistake of asking him about them.
⇒ Unfortunately, we cannot provide childcare while our meetings are only in English. Some people have brought their own translators.
⇒ Everything said at our meetings is kept in total confidence, while our e-mailing lists are totally secret.
⇒ The organizers of the group are Jim Devine and Fran Goldfarb. Call us for information about Asperger Syndrome or about our support group at 310 636-0101. This is our home phone. Call only after 7 a.m. and before 9 p.m., please. Also, we sleep late on weekends.
⇒ Our main e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. However, you can contact Jim at email@example.com and Fran at firstname.lastname@example.org. For e-mails, please use the word “Asperger” in the subject line, so that it’s easier to separate your wheat from the chaff of spam.