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:

  • Saturday evening, September 23, 2023, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    223rd Monthly Support Meeting and 43rd AAGW Monthly Support Zoom Meeting
    Discussion Topic: “Dealing With Authority”
  • Thursday evening, September 28, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    88th AAGW Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Thursday evening, October 12, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    89th AAGW Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Sunday afternoon, October 15, 2023 – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    7th Monthly Zoom Meeting of the Women with Autism Group
    Discussion Topic: “How to cope with problems in family or other live-together relationships in life (with spouses/partners, as a parent, a child) as an autistic woman”
  • Thursday evening, October 26, 2023, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    90th AAGW Biweekly Zoom Chat
  • Saturday evening, October 28, 2023, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    224th Monthly Support Meeting and 43rd AAGW Monthly Support Zoom Meeting
    Discussion Topic: “How to cope with family members and friends who may not understand autism”

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.