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The Adults with Aspergers & Relatives Support Group
Where: Evanston Hospital
2650 Ridge Ave., Room 1711 (first floor, adjacent to Frank Auditorium)
Evanston, IL 60201
Cook County
Adults with Asperger syndrome, autism, pervasive developmental disorder-NOS, non-verbal learning disabilities, and other similar LDs are welcome. No formal diagnosis necessary. Significant others and close/supportive friends will be allowed to attend with adults on the spectrum. One of the main purposes of this group is to give relatives and close friends a taste of what we do in our adult AS support groups. Basic privacy policy: identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission.
When: Sundays, from 2-4 p.m. Upcoming date will be posted soon.
Ages: 18 and up.
Cost: none.
No wait list.

Downtown Chicago Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group
Where: First United Methodist Church
James Parlor, 2nd Floor
77 W. Washington St. (Corner of Washington and Clark)
Chicago, IL 60602
Cook County
Chicago Autism Spectrum Adult Support Group is a peer-run support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome, autism, pervasive developmental disorder, non-verbal learning disabilities, and similar LDs. No formal diagnosis necessary. Basic privacy policy: identities of group members and any other personal information shared at support group meetings cannot be shared outside the group without their permission. 
When: Group meets the first Saturday of each month.
Ages: 18 and up.
Cost: none.
No wait list.

Planning Asperger Syndrome Success and Generating Experiences (PASSAGE)
Where: Harper College
Contacts: Donna Alexander or Teri Dudasik
1200 W. Algonquin Road, Bldg. A, Room 238
Palatine, IL 60067
(847) 524-1089 (Donna)
(847) 923-7173 (Terri)
Cook County
Support and educational group for teenagers and adults with Asperger’s syndrome. Focus of PASSAGE is teaching skills for appropriate behavior for finding a job or internship.
When: Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m.
Presenter: Watson. Topic: Emerging Adulthood with AS and NLD Part II, Concerns of Parents, Teens, and Young Adults. Pot luck and game night for teens and young adults - please bring a snack or beverage to share. If your last name begins with the letter A-P bring an h'orderve, and Q-Z bring a dessert. Sue will be coordinating this event. Please e-mail her at with questions. Visit CASPAN's web site.

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The information on this website is provided for general reference purposes. It does not constitute medical or other professional advice and should not be used as a substitute for the medical care and advice of your child and adolescent psychiatrist or other physician. Only a qualified, licensed physician can determine the individual treatment that is appropriate for your particular circumstances. All decisions about clinical care should be made in consultation with a physician. Inclusion of information on this Web site does not constitute an endorsement of views, persons, methodologies or products. The health care providers whose information is available on the Web site are not necessarily the agents or employees of Rush University Medical Center. In consideration for use of this Web site, Rush University Medical Center or any other party involved in producing or delivering this Web site will not be liable to you for any action or nonaction that you take in reliance upon the information provided on this website.

Autism is a complex disorder. Our website provides information and resources for families with a child with autism. If you feel your child is experiencing behavior and/or symptoms that may be associated with autistic spectrum disorders, please contact your pediatrician or a licensed physician. A comprehensive evaluation may be needed from a psychologist, neurologist, psychiatrist, speech therapist and other professionals.

The Autism Resource Center's referral and resource list is not an all-inclusive list and is subject to change. Each day the team will be adding new resources and building to our Web site. If you have trouble finding a referral within your area, we encourage you to call (312) 563-2272 for further information. We hope that you visit our Web site again for any future referrals.

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