We need a group for Aspergers only, No family or others, just those with Aspergers. Many of us have been badly treated by family and friends.
Have you tried wrongplanet.com? I used to spend alot of time there. It got to be too much after awhile because I would dwell on my issues too much but it was definately helpful and relatable.
Also I just discovered this Facebook group, seems like mostly adults talking about themselves. I haven't interacted there much but have seen some good conversations going on and it looks like a good group. [facebook.com]
As a support worker, I'd love to sit in and read how this goes, but importantly I understand that it should be closed. That way any interfering do-gooders like myself are out of the picture.
Go for it.
Ask for help from the admins to set it up and how to police it.
I'm a parent, but my son has never been treated badly by any family. I am sorry your family is not supportive. That has to be frustrating and hurtful. I wish people would educate themselves when there is a family member on the spectrum.
I think a group for Autistics Only is a good idea, but I would advise that you don't use "aspergers" as this might limit others on the spectrum (and also it's no longer a medical term used, so there are new people being diagnosed who might not seek out the group) and keep them from finding the group.
I think your idea is really good though. It could be a way for autists to meet and find each other and that is something that my son could use.