Thursday, June 16, 2016

Missoula Adult Asperger’s Support Group

Autism Spectrum Disorder (including high functioning autism, Asperger’s syndrome, non-verbal learning disorder) is the name to describe a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum.  Many individuals with Asperger’s  or autism spectrum disorder have strengths in fields such as math, music, the arts, and language. Many people with gifts in these fields have displayed characteristics of Asperger’s:  Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Amadeus Mozart are but a few.

We have difficulties with novel social situations, non-verbal communication, small talk, making and keeping friends, rigidity of thinking and behavior, literal thinking, being perceived as rude and aloof, very narrow areas of interest, sensory issues (e.g., lights, sounds, and textures), etc.  

 So if you think you might be on the spectrum and you are 18 or older, come join us for discussion and fun with like-minded people.

We meet :           Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
University Center Currently in Room 215
UM Campus (The room # each week will be posted at the entrances and elevator)

Our meetings are currently open to people with Asperger’s Syndrome, family members and supportive friends.

If this sounds like someone you know and you would like more information, contact:

Monique Casbeer  (406-721-3947)

Cindy Bacon Janego, CCC/SLP at Community Bridges

Some group members are available to do presentations to schools or other groups. Contact the above.