GRASP is Pleased to Announce the Formation of the San Diego County Chapter of the Global and Regional Asperger’s Syndrome Partnership

GRASP is a free self-help network designed to share ideas and resources, and to offer a supportive forum and community for all adults (and older teens) that share characteristics of the autistic spectrum including Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified. Coming to San Diego for the first time, information and registration is online through where there are articles and many links about Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism.

San Diego, CA, July 10, 2008 --( Asperger’s Syndrome, or “high functioning autism” is seldom diagnosed among adults in our society and only became recognized as a formal diagnosis in this country in 1994. People with Asperger's Syndrome include remarkable individuals in all walks of life. They include scientists, engineers, technicians, writers, artists, musicians, business people including CEO’s, entertainers and almost ordinary people, as well as people with serious difficulties who can't seem to hold jobs and don't make eye contact. This is a large, and largely invisible, population not limited to stereotypical geeks and nerds. All share many challenges and most have issues with getting along or being fully accepted in society.

The new San Diego County group will have local support group meetings once a month starting July 14, 2008, and an e-mail group list for daily connections. The only requirement for anyone to participate or attend is to sign up online at The requirement of signing up online cannot be waived. According to GRASP Global Director, Michael John Carley, the best predictor of economic success in life among group members seems to be whether there is internet access.

There is never any charge for participation or membership, but donations are always welcome and needed.

Global and Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership, San Diego Chapter
Kari Marchant, San Diego Regional Facilitator