About Us

We’re here to help our members convert uncertainty into confidence, inactivity into advance, isolation into friendships, and public unfamiliarity into understanding and support.

The Autistics Association of Greater Washington, Inc. — then called the Asperger Syndrome Adults — was founded by six “Aspies” on February 20, 2005. We have about 350 members in our organization, and have about 20 to 30 members at our monthly meetings.

Soon thereafter we became the Asperger Adults of Greater Washington.  Our community often meets on the 4th Saturday evening of every month at Teaism at Penn Square, located at 8th & D Streets NW, in downtown Washington. Please check our Meetings page for our latest meeting dates.

We have periodic social activities, most notably our AAGW Annual Dinner and our annual Potomac River Boat Ride. We also have a lending library of books on autism and Asperger’s.

Our meetings and the identities of our members remain strictly confidential. Membership, meetings and participation in our e-mail group are limited to people 18 and over in our region who have autism. (However, we do permit new members to bring, to their first meeting, one or two family members or friends.)

We do whatever it takes to help our members — trying to connect them with the right services, inspiring confidence, organizing social activities, reducing isolation, and advancing our policy interests.