If you’re a Washington area autistic adult, connect with our community via our Zoom meetings and our e-mail group.

We have more than 500 members in our organization.  We have 20 to 30 members at our Monthly Support Zoom Meetings and our Biweekly Zoom Chats.

All our events (including Zoom events) and e-mail group communications are strictly confidential.  There is to be no recording or transcribing, in part or in whole, of any of our events (including Zoom events).

Our Monthly Support Zoom Meetings last two hours and have an agenda, which is e-mailed to members before each Monthly Meeting.  Each Monthly Support Meeting features a discussion topic.

Our Biweekly Zoom Chats have no agenda or discussion topics — we informally check in on one another.  Biweekly Chats last one hour and are more intimate, and less formal than our Monthly Support Meetings.

We have the following AAGW Zoom events coming up:

  • Sunday afternoon, November 19th, 2023, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    9th Zoom Meeting of the Women With Autism Group
    Discussion Topic: “Disclosure and masking: When, how we do it, advantages and costs”
  • Thursday evening, November 30, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    92nd Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Saturday evening, December 9, 2023, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    226th Monthly Support Meeting and 46th Monthly Support Zoom Meeting
    Discussion Topic: “Using artificial intelligence to help with everyday life”
  • Thursday evening, December 14, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    93rd Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Sunday afternoon, December 17th, 2023, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    10th Zoom Meeting of the Women With Autism Group
    Discussion Topic: “How to cope with medical experiences: the OB/GYN, the dentist, non-invasive and invasive procedures, etc.”
  • Thursday evening, January 11, 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    94th Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Thursday evening, January 25, 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    95th Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Saturday evening, January 27, 2024, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    227th Monthly Support Meeting and 47th Monthly Support Zoom Meeting
    Discussion Topic: “Staying connected”

The Autistics Association of Greater Washington, Inc. — a 501(c)(3) nonprofit — serves autistic adults in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding region.  Until March 2015, we were known as the Asperger Adults of Greater Washington, Inc.

Our Zoom meetings and our e-mail group are limited to autistic adults in our region.  (A professional diagnosis is not required for membership.)

Those who qualify for membership are encouraged to contact an officer.

Most social activities are open to family and friends. We maintain strict confidentiality of member identities and comments. To protect privacy in our e-mail group, many members use only their first names or use pseudonyms.

Autistics, their parents and other family members often request our list of “Resources for Autistic Adults in Greater Washington.”

We offer our members mutual encouragement, try to connect our members with the right services, organize social activities, and advance our policy interests.