NT Partners Community Meet up

Being in touch with others in your situation can be a lifeline for the NT partner in a relationship. That connection can come as a great relief, validating how you’ve felt and taking away feelings of frustration and isolation.

In all your getting, get understanding. —  Jacqueline Woodson, Hush

It is common within an AS/NT relationship for the NT partner to find that, over time, their social life diminishes. Whilst the AS partner may find lengthy or frequent social interaction exhausting and will need to spend time alone in order to ‘recharge their batteries’, the opposite is true for the NT partner.  Meeting up can be a great way to learn from others and to share experiences about the often frustrating life of loving an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome.

We will post Meetups on this page.  If there isn’t one in your area yet and you’d like to start one, please write to us at meetups@different-together and let us know.  We’ll update this page as often as we are notified of new meetings.  We hope to have Meetups throughout the UK and further afield before too long!

Please come and join us if you can make any of these Meetups:

UK

Edinburgh:  Lunch and blether – Sunday 16 February

Manchester: Coffee and chat – Wednesday 19 February

Bovey Tracey:  Dinner and a play – Friday 21 February

Northampton:  Pub, drink and chat – Saturday 22 February

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Wednesday 26 February

Epsom:  Coffee and chat – Friday 28 February

Leeds:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 29 February

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 2 March

Torquay:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 3 March

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and catch up – Tuesday 10 March

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 10 March

Epsom:  Coffee and chat – Friday 27 March

Torquay:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 7 April 

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 13 April

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and catch up – Tuesday 14 April 

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 19 April

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 20 April 

Torquay:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 5 May

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 12 May

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and catch up – Tuesday  12 May

Exeter:  Coffee and catch up – Monday 18 May

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Saturday 13 June

Exeter:  Coffee and catch up – Monday 15 June

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 13 July

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 14 July

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 8 August

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 10 August

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 8 September

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 14 September

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Saturday 10 October

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 12 October

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 10 November

Exeter:  Coffee and chat –  Monday 9 November

London:  Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 13 December

Exeter:  Coffee and chat – Monday 14 December

USA

Kathy Marshack, author of “Going over the edge?” used Meetup to start a group in her home town of Portland, Oregon. Her initiative meant the group grew quickly in numbers and now has a membership of over 600 members!

If you find there are no DT Meetups in your area and you would like to set one up yourself, please do contact us and we will do our best to help.