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Davidface
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09 Jan 2018, 5:25 pm

Derbyshire/South Yorkshire/Nottinghamshire area?

I’m a newly diagnosed 34yr old male from Derbyshire. I’m curious to explore making some contacts/friends in my part of the country (Leeds in the north and Leicester to the south are probably my geographical limits for regular real world meet ups - anywhere in between those should be possible).

I hate meeting new people but since being diagnosed last year and gradually coming to understand myself better I’m wondering if I might find befriending fellow autistics/aspires easier than neurotypical people. I find male friendships more difficult than platonic female friendships but am interested in meeting both. I’m particularly looking to meet someone to go for an afternoon out with every now and then. Maybe to a museum or for a walk or a coffee and chat etc. I make friends in quite a slow, guarded way but I’m not difficult to be around and I don’t present as especially ‘weird’ at first meeting.

I’m interested in lots of things including art, books, video games, movies and so on. I’m not obsessively interested in one particular thing so won’t bore your socks off going on and on about the same thing

PM me if interested.



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29 Jan 2018, 3:44 pm

Good afternoon. The GCA Centre for Adult Autism started in early 2011 under an autistic adult (me - Scott) who noticed that nothing existed in the Chattanooga, TN and North Georgia area in the USA. Since that time, GCA has expanded into support groups in both TN and GA, created an adult autism conference that takes place every year in July in Chattanooga, and more.

If you would like more information about GCA and the things we do in the Southeast USA, please either private message me or write me at scott.kramer@chattanoogaautismcenter.org. Thanks, Scott


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04 Mar 2018, 1:46 pm

Any experiences with 'The San Francisco Adult Asperger Self Help Meetup' (AASHM)?
https://www.meetup.com/asperger/?_cooki ... N7zSMUX0UC



PamplemousseJus
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15 May 2018, 5:17 pm

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London anyone ?



Hi WP’ers

I’m new to the forum (thanks for being patient) and also living in London.

It seems like there have been a few previous London Meetup’s over the years ... and I keep following links only to find the discussion is about a specific Meetup from years back. :-(

Does anyone know of an active London - related thread on these forums?

If not how & where on this site can we create one?

We could use this not just for organizing Meetup’s but also for other London-related Aspie chat. I am on this forum because I’m trying to figure out life as an Aspie, don’t know any other Aspies and even though there must be lots of other Londoners at least somewhat like me (female, professional, high functioning, adult Aspie with a recent diagnosis) I can’t seem to find any active groups or organizations in London that would fit me... I’m guessing other London Aspies might be feeling similarly Lost & Confused...

Thanks!



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06 Jul 2018, 6:17 pm

any people from scotland :)


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14 Aug 2018, 2:50 pm

If anyones in London and would like to join a Meetup group which originated from this site.

Check out Informal Meetups for Autistic Adults http://meetu.ps/c/2Lgfl/zfVDr/d on Meetup



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18 Aug 2018, 8:16 pm

Are there any secular groups run by and for people on the spectrum in the Atlanta area? Googling yields nothing that meets either criterion, let alone both.

I got a formal dx a couple of months ago and have been slowly processing it. AS/ASD had been suspected for years but because some psych professionals took me seriously and some didn't, it was easy for me to stay somewhat in denial until I got a formal eval. I went into tech thinking it would eliminate the need to pass as NT to be able to survive. That assumption was only somewhat correct, unfortunately.



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16 Feb 2019, 7:42 pm

For anyone in North Alabama, I have started a group in Huntsville.
Here is the Facebook group used for scheduling and announcing events: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2001293243513806/



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21 Feb 2019, 5:23 am

Is this about meeting people from this website?



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07 Mar 2019, 10:40 am

caThar4G wrote:
Is this about meeting people from this website?

From what I gather scrolling through previous pages of this post, yes. But it's also about just meeting other aspies in your area. A lot of meetups are organized on meetup.com where anyone can find and join a group, so it's not limited to people on the forum.



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28 Apr 2019, 12:48 pm

I’m thinking I might start something in Northeast Ohio. Anyone interested?


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20 May 2019, 4:02 pm

autiedidact wrote:
Are there any secular groups run by and for people on the spectrum in the Atlanta area? Googling yields nothing that meets either criterion, let alone both.

There is a group in Atlanta. GCA Metro Atlanta. They have a website and a Facebook group.



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07 Jun 2019, 3:45 pm

'The San Francisco Aspergers Self Help Meetup' (AASHM) group meets monthly. The next meeting is Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Any experiences with AASHM?



Emily_Ica
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22 Jun 2019, 10:10 am

Hi there,

Does anyone know about meetups/groups in the DMV area? (DC, MD, VA, just to be sure) I am really new to the area and do not know many people and would like to meet some likeminded people around, preferably in a non-awkward setting. :)
If you know anything, please let me know. Any suggestions on how to meet new people easily, even if I am socially awkward are very welcome. I am interested in how you make new friends and meet new people.
Thank you!

Emily



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01 Aug 2019, 6:19 pm

I'm planning to start a Meetup group here in Queens (NYC) in the not-too-distant future, but I'd like to build up a small critical mass of interested people first. I've already found a few interested people from the already-existing support groups I attend in Manhattan.

If you are interested, please PM me.

The location is accessible to the following public transportation: Q37 bus, Q10 bus, A train (Lefferts Blvd branch), J train. It is also indirectly accessible from the E or F train (via the Q37) and most LIRR lines (via the J train, from Jamaica station). The location also has a parking lot.


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05 Nov 2019, 2:20 pm

Hi i'm in the midlands at the momentop. I live on a barge. It's been 6 mths . My mum let ithe be known I havexpect aspergers while. It hasn't helped. She now gets it. I need a friend as there'seems a little of bullying. I don't know anyone who understands me.