Free resources we provide to the community.
Information and Referral (I & R) Services
Our trained GRASP staff provide informational services including diagnostic, psychological, community, and family resources via email or phone. We strive to locate and connect individuals to services locally, regionally, and globally. Please utilize the contact page to inform us of your needs, https://grasp.org/contact/
Our blog features entries from GRASP’s Board of Directors, GRASP members, Autistic individuals, and members of the autism community. We welcome Autistic and disabled bloggers to reach out to us with blog post ideas about the autistic and disability community. We especially welcome writers who highlight intersectional issues; all bloggers are paid for their posts. To follow our blog, click here, https://grasp.org/blog
Face-to-Face Support Groups
We offer support groups across the country. To be considered for a GRASP Face-to-Face membership, please contact us to begin the intake process or visit, https://grasp.org/membershipsupportgroups/. The GRASP Regional Face-to-Face meeting calendar is also at the bottom of the Membership & Support Group page. If you don’t see a group location in your area, please contact us and we will be happy to connect you to services and supports in your region.
Online Chat Groups
Our monthly and weekly chat groups moderated by GRASP through our Zoom Chat Room with Aspies, Autistics, and individuals on the Autism Spectrum. These groups are an accessible way for fellow Autistic adults (age 18+) to get together to chat in a safe space. While the chats are moderated to ensure that the chat guidelines are followed, the chats do not have a structure and conversation is free form.
We recently added a parents and families chat to support the parents and family members of autistics in our community, and a NT partners/significant others group. We would be happy to consider adding a clinicians chat if there is interest.
We require all GRASP Online members to agree to follow our social media guidelines for chatting behavior. Because of the increased attendance to groups, reservations are encouraged for Mondays’ chats. Currently, this chats will be limited to 20 participants.
Current chat groups:
- Mondays: Chat group using video & audio- RSVP encouraged and chat size limited to 20 participants
- Tuesdays: Chat group allowing typing only
- First Wednesdays: LGBTQIA+ group
- Second Wednesdays: Women, Femmes, and Non-binary Folx group
- Third Wednesdays: NT Parents and Families group
- Fourth Wednesdays: People of Color chat group
Please visit our contact page to sign-up for GRASP Online Membership.