Well I went and pitched my idea for the support group meeting to one of the "higher ups" at the agency. My therapist was in there with me for moral support and to lend her ideas and tell him what she was willing to do with this group. He asked me lots of questions and seemed interested. I think I promoted myself as well as I could and lobbied for this sort of group fairly well. I laid out my experience with planning and organizing another local support group years ago that was attempting to affiliate with CHADD but it never quite got off the ground. I also told him that I had been an active member of this group for over 10 years and said that while I wasnt an owner, I thought I was considered one of the seasoned veterans on the board. I forgot to mention all the organizing of projects I did while I was employed. Sigh. He asked me a ton of stuff about what sorts of access I had to materials and I told him that wasnt a problem. I had tons of informational materials on topics from dealing with schools to dealing with juvenile justice. I also have many different book lists that are of value to parents. I really felt like I was on a job interview!!!! Now I have to wait for him to talk to Martha. (Who just happens to be Cory's old Case Managers Supervisor!) Talk about a small world.