The Knoxville Asperger Support Group meets the 3rd Monday of every month at the West Branch of the Knoxville Public library (100 Golfclub Road, Knoxville, TN 37919 map) from 6pm to 7:30pm. The support group is an open format consisting primarily of caregivers to person's Asperger Syndrome although the group is occasionally visited by adults with Aspergers.

Tonight's meeting (Nov 20th) will have three guests from Disability Law and Advocacy Center (Sherry Wilds, Staff Attorney; Anna Bass, Education Advocate; and Ron Emrich, Community Liaison). They are interested in hearing concerns from parents and students who are experiencing problems with school systems and other organizations.

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Been look for information

I need to get some information about aspergers. I also need to find about camps to send my son to this summer. We will need help in paying for the camp.

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Asperger's support group

Is there still a support group held in Knoxville TN? Please let me know. I'm desperate! Thank you!

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A group for caregivers of

A group for caregivers of children with any disability meets the 4th Tuesday of every month at the Deane Hill Rec Center from 7- 8:30 pm. If you need childcare or have questions, contact Jim Griffin at 609-2490.

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Aspergers support

I recently found out that my 10 year old daughter has Aspergers. I also have an 8 yr old daughter with ADHD and a 6 year old son with epilepsy. I am drowning and have not been able to hold down a job. I need to know what support groups are available in Knoxville to give me some ideas on how to help make life a little easier. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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The Support Group is on

The Support Group is on summer hiatus. Call NAMI Knoxville at 602-7807 and ask them to put you in touch with Wendy Besmann. Then, call TVC at 609-2490 and ask them to help you find Respite.

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For epilepsy help and info,

For epilepsy help and info, these are good folks:


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Thank you for the info!

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Adult With Aspergers

I am an adult who grew up in a time when Aspergers was not even known about let alone some sort of problem for us. I had a average life although I was well into my adult life when I was finally given the technical terms for my problem. I had led a wonderful life, I am now on my second marriage because my first wife after 30+ years upon hearing my problem decided I was not worth it anymore. My wife now is very loving and ultra supporting, I have a 19 year old stepdaughter which is the world to me, I also have three other grown adult children who do not accept me or my problems.

I grew up and was treated the same as my other siblings, I have over 7 years of college, and work in the electrical engineering field. My only real problem that keeps me from progression is my inability to pass a written test.

If I can help drop me a line.

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Adult Son with Aspergers

Andy, my 21 year old son was diagnosed at 17 with Asperger's. I would like to talk to you. Would you mind contacting me?


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Adult son in law with aspergers

Do you live in the Knoxville, Tn area? My daughter and son in law live in Sweetwater. They have 2 young sons, the older one has been officially diagnosed with Aspergers and gets special help at school. But my son in law is having a terrible time, finding and keeping a job, and we all suspect that he has adult Aspergers. He is very intelligent, but has difficulty relating to others in the workplace. He desperately wants and needs help, but does not have any idea where to go or how to go about finding any. Do you have any suggestions? At this point, he has been without any real work for almost 2 years. Temp agencies will hire him for a couple of weeks or so and then let him go, telling him that he is not "a good fit" --please contact me. Thank you for your time in this regard.

Karen Hedrick

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Can you please suggest who I might call that could help us #1 Diagnose, #2 Support for spouse.

CathyMcCaughan's picture

You need to contact your

You need to contact your insurance provider first to find out which local psychiatrists are in-network. Then, call the local Mental Health Association to match your choices with the doctors' specialties. They have a very complete database.

If that doesn't work, email me directly.

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Are there any support groups

Are there any support groups in Knoxville in dealing (communicating) with an adult aspergers son?

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I'm in desperate need of help with my 13yr old son. He recently got diagnose with aspergers. He is so far behind in school and is needed extra help. I try to come up with things to help him like a schedule but that seems to get mixed up an not work. Please someone contact me

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