Are there any support groups for parents with Asperger Syndrome in Gerogia?

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I found this online, looks like there are tons, good to know because I am a special education teacher and I am moving to GA. Hope you find what you need here, I'm attaching the line to the page.

ASD Support Group Links

This list is meant to be a service to parents and others interested in finding support groups focusing on issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are beginning with those located in Metro-Atlanta and Georgia generally but will be happy to include links to other support groups. Please let us know about any websites you feel would be appropriate to list here. If any information is incorrect or out-of-date please let us know. Thanks.

Alpharetta/North Fulton
Contact: Jessica Kysar, email preferred contact: jkysar@bellsouth.net

Adult Asperger's Support Group
Contact: Greater Georgia Autism Society of America office, 770-451-0954. Meets the third Tuesday of the month

Bartow County
meets at 7pm on the first Tuesday of every month.
For more information call 404 401 6385 or email autisminbartow@yahoo.com

Bryan County
Contact: Becky Bryant, 912-756-4210

Cherokee/North Cobb Sibling Support Group
Contact: Heidi Fernandez Hcf67@comcast.com

Cherokee Cherokee Spectrum Support Group
When: Meets 2nd Thursday of each month during the school year
Where: Inquire
Time: 6:45 pm
Contact: Renee Perrelli - 678-493-4925

Cobb County Autism/Aspergers Support Group
Contact: www.aspergeratlanta.com
When: Third Thursday of each month during the school year
Morning Meeting: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Evening Meeting: 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Click here for meeting schedule
Where: Mt. Bethel UMC: 4385 Lower Roswell Road , Marietta GA 30068 Meetings are held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in the “B” building located near the front of the church campus. The meeting room is B116, next to the church library. Directions to Mt. Bethel are as follows: From I-75 take exit #261, Delk Road and head East (opposite Dobbins Air Force Base). If exiting Northbound, turn right onto Delk Road. If exiting Southbound, turn left onto Delk. Delk Road becomes Terrell Mill Road, which becomes Lower Roswell Road. From I-75 the church is approximately 5 miles. It is a large yellow church on the left, and a police/fire station is across the street on the right. Turn into any church driveway. The parking spaces at the front of the parking lot will be the ones closest to Building “B.”

Dekalb County/Atlanta
When: 1st Wednesday of every month 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (bring a brown bag lunch), At The Marcus Institute, 1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, (404) 419-4000
3rd Wednesday of every month 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., At the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody Ga. 30338, (770) 396-3250
Contact: Moshe Manheim, LCSW, 404-419-5190 email: moshe.manheim@marcus.org or Heidi Zaner, 404-634-5798 email: dekalbautismsg@bellsouth.net
Parents of Adult Children with Autism Group, contact Toni Thomas, 404-727-8350 email: tthoma2@emory.edu

Coweta/Fayette County - ASPIRES
Place: Newnan, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2956 Hwy 154.
Time: 6:30 PM, unspecified dates
Contact: Diane Cormier 770-253-2013, Cathy Nenov 770-253-3514, or Sandra Smith, 770-252-2117, Email: sandys30277@yahoo.com

Fayette County Asperger Syndrome Support Group
Place and Time: To be announced.
Contact: Cathie Coppedge 770-631-9687, Email aspergerfayette@yahoo.com,
News: This group is for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome or related disorders.

Floyd County Autism North Georgia: A support group for parents of autistic and special needs children meets the first Saturday of each month.
Contact: Sherri Hardegree at 706-766-4089 or Laura Adams at 706-232-6775.
Website: www.geocities.com/autismnorthgeorgia

Forsyth, Hall, and surrounding area
A.S.C.E.N.D.
Contact: info@ascend-er.com -or- 678-300-8687
Website: www.ascend-er.com
ASCEND meets at the Parkway Presbyterian Church on Bethelview Rd, near exit 13 and GA 400. There is also a yahoo group listserv that is private. To subscribe send request with a mini bio to: ASCENDforsyth-subscribe@yahoogroups.co

Gwinnett Autism S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M.
(also Sibling Support Group and Asperger's Support Group)
Location: Atlanta Korean Baptist Church/Gwinnett Family Church, 1724 Atkinson Rd. Lawrenceville, GA. Take 85 North to Exit 107, Duluth Hwy/120 and go right, Take 3rd right onto Atkinson Rd, church is on the left, we meet in Bldg. C
Time: first Thursday of every month from 7-8:30 p.m.
Contact: Tiffany Fleming 770-497-1336 tiffanyfleming@charter.net
or Claire Dees 770-904-2909, Email claidee@aol.com
Aspergers group: contact Maureen Mauney 770-931-1728
Website: www.atl-spectrum.com The website has more information on meetings and activities. Also information on joining a Yahoo group, where you can to ask questions of other parents, etc. There are over 150 in the list now!

F.O.C.U.S. (Families of Children Under Stress)
Contact: Lucy Cusick, 770-234-9111

Georgia Parent Support Network
Contact: 800-832-8645 or 404-756-0187

LaGrange Support Group
Parent Supporting Inclusion
Contact: Nina Hubbert 706-845-7970

Muscogee Co./Columbus area Autism Support Group
Contact: Elsie Buchanan-Lucas 706-653-0323 or Brenda Tyson 706-392-2229

PACEE (Parents of Children with Autism for Effective Education in Clayton Co.)
Contact: 770-439-5998

Parent to Parent of Georgia
Contact: 800-229-2038 or 770-451-5484

Parents Educating Parents and Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC)
Contact: 770-577-7771

Southside Support Group for Parents of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
for parents of children on the autistic spectrum in Clayton, Henry and surrounding counties
When: 1st Saturday each month
Time: 11:00 am.
Where: Clayton Developmental Center (Bradford-Williams Center) 7146 Southlake Parkway, Morrow, GA 30260

Special Needs Support Group (Spaulding County and surrounding counties) for parents of children with special needs
Contact: Mary Fields, 770-229-5511

ASA Central Georgia (Macon/Warner Robbins area)
Contact: Joy Brown, VP, joy.brown@worldnet.att.net or Stacey Herrera, 478-745-4994

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Thanks so much for taking the time and sharing all of this wonderful information.
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  • nl8uprly answered 7 years ago
    If you can't find one locally...join an online forum or start your own. You will be in good company. Recent statistics suggest that 1 in every 150 births will result in a child on the autism spectrum disorder.
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  • ableego answered 7 years ago
    Yes.

    Source(s):

    www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/suppGA.html
    aspergers.meetup.com/cities/us/ga/atla...
    www.asaga.com/web/index.php?option=com...
    georgiafaces.info/
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