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Friends, Family & Social Skills
People with Aspergers / Autism often struggle with social skills and making friends as well as engaging with family members. Use this forum to seek help, offer advice and share experiences.
The other day, I had a chance encounter with a MH Caseworker from the local community center.
I asked whether there was a social/support group for those with Autism/Asperger's.
She said no, but quickly expressed enthusiasm for the idea, suggesting that if I were to form such a group, that I would have the full financial, material, logistic, and moral support of the organization that she represents, as well as relative autonomy, essentially giving me carte blanche to do... whatever!
After (over)thinking about this, I've pretty much come to the conclusion that I should make the attempt.
I can't get around the idea that it is an interesting, if not wonderful, opportunity, for any number of reasons.
My goal would be to create a safe, comfortable, friendly, relaxing but interesting, pressure-free and self-directing social outlet for those(of us) that would avoid or shun outlets that are normal for "regular" people, but might be a bit much, or too demanding, for those on the...