Resources for Parents

Parents are relatively lucky: There are many fine parents organizations
in the tri-state area, as well as a magnificent one operating on a national level. GRASP has varying degrees of relationships with all of them, and we partner with two of them (Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association and the Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center). Any of these agencies will be of assistance to you.


New England

The Asperger's Association of New England
AANE is committed to providing a supportive, understanding community for individuals, families and professionals throughout New England.
www.aane.orgIn Connecticut

The Connecticut Autism Spectrum Resource Center
1978 Whitney Ave
Hamden, CT 06517
(203) 248-0222 Fax

New York City Area

In Long Island (and some NYCity)
AHA Association
Long Island Parent/Professional Support Group also offering support for Individuals on the Spectrum. Dates, locations, and times on website. Conference every April focusing on issues of independence with resources and national speakers, panels and workshops.
Pat Schissel, President
Phone/fax: 516.470.0360

The Elija Foundation
665 Newbridge Road Levittown NY 11756
Phone:516 433 4321
Fax 516 433 4324

New York Families of Autistic Children(NYFAC)
NYFAC does advocacy, trainings, and support.
Fax: 718-641-4452
Postal address : 95-16 Pitkin Avenue,  Ozone Park, NY 11417
and for a full listing of their current support groups, click

Sinergia serves some of New York City’s most vulnerable children, parents and families in different languages.

In New Jersey
ASPEN (Asperger Syndrome Education Network, Inc.)
Lori Shery
(732) 321-0880

In Westchester County, NY
ParentLink (Westchester Advocates for Individuals with High Functioning Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and other PDDs).
ParentLink is a non-profit organization and we hold monthly support meetings for parents. In addition, we send out a bi-annual newsletter, frequent email updates, and we maintain a website:
Contact Kay Grisar at

Families of Adults With Asperger's Syndrome/High Functioning Autism-FAAHFA
 We meet every 4th Sunday of the month from 10:30am - 12:30pm and usually have an interesting speaker at each session.

Our meeting location is:

Arc of Westchester
Gleeson-Israel Center
265 Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A)
Hawthorne, NY

For further information contact:
Bonnie Kaplan - email:
Judy Omidvaran - email:
www.FAAHFA.comor telephone: 914-528-3871

Philadelphia, PA Area

Browse this site for information about ASCEND Group Inc., the Asperger Syndrome Alliance for Greater Philadelphia.

AS (Autism Spectrum) Harmony
Dedicated to bringing parents, educators, friends and loved ones together to share information, support and ideas as we work towards a better present and future for our children living on the Autism Spectrum.
For further information

West Coast

AASCEND - Autism, Aspergers Syndrome Coalition for Education, Networking and Development
P.O. Box 591011
San Francisco, CA 94159-1011


Maap Services for Autism
PO Box 524
Crown Point, IN 46308

Autism Awareness Center
(for great conference listings among other things)

Different Worlds
Basingstoke UK Support Group for Parents of Children with Aspergers Syndrome



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