Watercooler Live! is an Asperger’s support group for adult Aspies in the Merrimack Valley area and beyond. All Aspies are always welcome both in person and online! For more information, check us out at Watercooler Live! And don’t forget to visit our BLOG!
At this very moment, throughout the United States, including the Merrimack Valley, children are born with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). The statistics are staggering: 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with Autism by the time they become 8 years old. Do you ever wonder what the future holds for these children?
Although today children born with Autism receive wonderful services in school, they have limited opportunities once they graduate or age out. And there are practically no services for older adults with Asperger’s Syndrome. Our parent organization, Asperger Works, is attempting to change this dynamic. But Watercooler Live! is trying to make a difference by having adults on the Spectrum get together in person or online to discuss their problems and support one another.
There is no such thing as an Aspie trait. All of us are different. All of us have different needs, different problems, different ways in which Asperger’s affects us. The one thing we have in common, though, is that most of us are supported by the states we live in and by our families. Despite what others may think, most of us are highly intelligent, intensely focused, and very honest. We also pay great attention to detail and will not stop trying to solve problems presented to us until we are absolutely certain that we had come up with the answers because, for us, there’s minimal room for error.
There is no such thing as an Aspie trait. All of us are different. All of us have different needs, different problems, different ways in which Asperger’s affects us. The one thing we have in common, though, is that most of us are supported by the states we live in and by our families. Why? Because, despite being highly qualified for well-paying jobs, approximately 80% of us are un- or underemployed!
Don't forget to visit our sister page, Asperger Works Volunteers, to meet the wonderful volunteers and interns who have been helping us!