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

Launceston:  Coffee and chat – Friday 1 March

Maidstone, Kent:  Coffee and chat – Monday 4 March

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 7 March

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 7 March

London: Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 12 March

Leeds:  Coffee and chat – Saturday 16 March

Northampton:  Chinese meal – Thursday 21 March

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 28 March

Margate, Kent:  Coffee and chat – Monday 1 April

Bovey Tracey:  Coffee and chat – Tuesday 2 April

Launceston:  Coffee and chat – Friday 5 April

London: Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 14 April

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 18 April

Kent:  Coffee and chat – Monday 6 May

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 9 May

London:  ‘Relationships and Asperger’s Syndrome’ Saturday 11 May

London: Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 14 May

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 30 May

Kent:  Coffee and chat – Monday 3 June

London: Meetup, support, vent – Saturday 8 June

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 20 June

London: Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 9 July

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 11 July

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 1 August

London: Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 11 August

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 22 August

London: Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 10 September

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 12 September

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 3 October

London: Meetup, support, vent – Saturday 12 October

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 24 October

London: Meetup, support, vent – Tuesday 12 November

Worcester:  Coffee and chat – Thursday 14 November

London: Meetup, support, vent – Sunday 8 December

Halifax/Hebden Bridge: monthly meetings, alternating between lunchtimes in Halifax and evenings in Hebden Bridge. Organised by Calderdale Aspergers.

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!

Please Contact us if you would like to advertise a Meetup.