What participants of our support groups have to say:

“I felt no one understood what life is like for us. At support group, I realized I wasn’t alone; so many other families had the same struggles and hopes as I did.”

“I didn’t know how to help my child on the spectrum. The parents at support group told me about resources and listened.”

“Support group is a wonderful place for parents and people wanting to know more about ASDs. It gives me a chance, as a person with an ASD, to try and answer questions they may have and to try and share the perspective of someone with an ASD.” – An adult with ASD


What people with ASD have to say:

“We operate on a much different system of logic than anyone else.” – Teen with ASD

“(Having ASD) is like being on stage all the time. I have to work to do the things that come naturally to most people. I have learned to do all the standard things; the body language, make eye contact, read people’s gestures, but it’s not a natural thing. It’s work, hard work.” – Adult with ASD

“It (having an ASD) is a lot like being on a different planet or an exceptionally foreign country. We don’t know any of the language or customs. And we are constantly doing things that are against cultural norms, which can cause a lot of problems.” – Adult with ASD


What the experts have to say:

“From my clinical experience, I consider that children and adults with ASDs have a different, not defective, way of thinking…The person values being creative, rather than being cooperative.” – Tony Attwood.