Asperger Syndrome and Relationships

You are not alone

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

“If you are a Neuro-Typical partner, family, or friend of an adult with high functioning autism, this private, secure website is a lifesaver. Please know that you are not alone. I want to hear your story.” – Dr. Kathy Marshack

Don’t go over the edge. Empower yourself. Please join our international support group. Within this site you will meet others like yourself who are on this journey of taking back your life from the chaos and heartbreak that is created when you love someone on the Autism Spectrum.

We want to hear from you. Wherever you live, you will find that our members care and will listen. We have thousands of members all over the globe. Yet we are as close as family — because we understand. We live it. 

YOUR voice matters

As a member you can join online forums, teleconferences, and video conferences facilitated by Dr. Marshack. A wide range of topics are offered on life with an adult with high functioning autism, or “Asperger Syndrome” (ASD). But just as important as it is to learn more about “Asperger’s,” this group is also about speaking your truth and gaining the courage to take back your life. 

“Thank you to Dr. Kathy and all who help make this happen. I found you after reading Dr. Kathy’s books (in about 2 days!). The Video Conferences and the discussion forums (being both realistic and constructive, and even humorous) are an amazing tonic to this far flung NT who has been struggling alone for what feels like an eternity. Best wishes to all of you – I’m so very grateful.”

from a group member

What would you like to ask me?

Hello. I am Dr. Kathy Marshack and I am your group host and facilitator. Yes, even though our membership numbers in the thousands, I am as much a part of this group as you are. I live this life too, and I want to hear from you.

I hope you take advantage of all of the resources you find here, including my books, blogs, video conferences, recorded teleconferences, community forums, and “Dr. Kathy’s Office Hours.” You can even schedule private time with me if you like via video calls.

You are welcome to dive right in, but if you need a bit more time, start reading one of my books below. Readers tell me they are a wake-up call.

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Coming Events

Dr. Marshack provides teleconferences and small group videoconferences on topics related to “Asperger Syndrome” (ASD), Empathy Dysfunction (EmD), and Entrepreneurial Couples. These informal conferences offer you the opportunity to ask questions directly of Dr. Marshack, as well as to chat with others who share your concerns.

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Upcoming Events

April 2020

Apr 9
April 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

VIDEO CONFERENCE: How do I explain “Asperger Syndrome” to my family and friends?

VIDEO CONFERENCE Portland, OR 97217 United States
$18.95 6 tickets left
It’s not so much explaining autism or ASD or “Asperger’s” is it? It’s about explaining what we live with. We want support. We want to be understood....… Find out more »
Apr 16
April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

TELECONFERENCE: Go ahead — Complain — You aren’t being disloyal

TELECONFERENCE, 700 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217 United States
Free
Living with autistic family members is tough, draining, demoralizing and thankless. There! I said it. I complained. And so should you. If it’s the truth,...… Find out more »
Apr 17
April 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

MEETUP TELECONFERENCE: How to Handle Covid-19 Fears When You Have Autism in the Family

TELECONFERENCE, 700 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217 United States
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Teleconference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this...… Find out more »
Apr 20
April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

MEETUP VIDEO CONFERENCE: “Crucial Conversations” with our ASD Loved Ones

Video Call – Not Recorded (Instructions below), 12 Members will take part in a video conference with Dr. Kathy
Portland, or 97201 us
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for...… Find out more »
Apr 23
April 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

VIDEO CONFERENCE: Oh, those red flags! How did I not see the “Asperger Syndrome”?

VIDEO CONFERENCE Portland, OR 97217 United States
$18.95 10 tickets left
When you have been in these relationships for a few years, many of our members report dismay that they didn’t listen to their intuition about...… Find out more »
Apr 28
$18.95 11 tickets left
When you have been in these relationships for a few years, many of our members report dismay that they didn’t listen to their intuition about...… Find out more »
Apr 30
April 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

MEETUP TELECONFERENCE: Why Are You Always Trying to Fix Me?

TELECONFERENCE, 700 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217 United States
  An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Teleconference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register...… Find out more »

May 2020

May 5
May 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

MEETUP VIDEO CONFERENCE: Maybe it’s not you.

Video Call – Not Recorded (Instructions below), 12 Members will take part in a video conference with Dr. Kathy
Portland, or 97201 us
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for...… Find out more »
May 7
May 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

MEETUP VIDEO CONFERENCE: Maybe it’s not you.

Video Call – Not Recorded (Instructions below), 12 Members will take part in a video conference with Dr. Kathy
Portland, or 97201 us
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Video Conference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for...… Find out more »
May 14
May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

MEETUP TELECONFERENCE: Narcissism is a choice for NT or ASD

TELECONFERENCE, 700 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, OR 97217 United States
An International Support Group facilitated by Dr. Marshack. This Teleconference is only for members of Meetup. Click here for membership details and to register for this call....… Find out more »
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