Welcome to the Western MA GRASP support group!
CONTACT: Michael Reinhagen at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHO: Anyone on the spectrum is invited, plus those in support roles if they clearly identify their role. Membership information is kept through the main GRASP office, so you must subscribe before you can attend. This allows your membership to remain as anonymous as you desire. We respectfully request that anyone in attendance not share with others the names of anyone else they have seen at a meeting.
WHEN: Please see the GRASP calendar for details on upcoming meetings - we meet the third Saturday of every month, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.
WHERE: Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA.
From the Springfield Area: follow Route 20 West into the center of Westfield. The Athenaeum is located half way around the Green on the corner of Elm and Court Streets. (Approximately 10 miles from Springfield.)
From Northampton: Take Route 10 from Northampton into the center of Westfield. The Athenaeum will be on the right, across from the Green on the corner of Elm and Court Streets.
From the Mass Pike: Take Exit 3; at the end of the ramp turn right onto Route 10 and follow it into the center of town. The Athenaeum will be on the right, across from the Green on the corner of Elm and Court Streets.
From Route 1-91 South: Take the West Springfield Exit and follow signs to the MA Pike. (See above for additional information.)
Public Transportation: On the PVTA bus lines, take the Westfield Center stop on Route R10 from Westfield or West Springfield, and Route B23 from Holyoke.
COST: All GRASP groups are absolutely FREE to attend. However, GRASP survives on funding from foundations, corporations, and generous individuals. If you wish to donate to GRASP, we would gratefully appreciate it (and weâ€™re almost certain to need it). You can make a tax-deductible donation with a credit card via our DONATE page or mail your check made out to GRASP to: GRASP, 666 Broadway, Suite 825, New York, NY 10012
Local Group Guidelines: All rules of GRASP apply. No member shall take unfair advantage of any other member ot the GRASP_NewEngland Yahoo Group community. At face-to-face groups, it is the intention that everyone be allowed, but not required, to participate.
GRASP Support Group Removal Policy
(out of over 6,500 people, we've luckily only had to use this 7 times.
But there'll be more— we are vulnerable by design as we do not demand that everyone bring often-expensive proof of diagnosis)