Connecticut

Sep
17
Fri
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ HARC
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ Jewish Family Services
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group is sponsored by AFCAMP.

Sep
18
Sat
Middletown, CT: Ryan Woods Autism Foundation @ Riverview Center
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

For parents of children of all ages with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.  Sponsored by the Ryan Woods Autism Foundation.  Share your experiences, get support, listen and learn about autism and autism spectrum disorders.

Sep
20
Mon
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group (Spanish) @ Institute for Hispanic Families
Sep 20 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is for Spanish speaking parents.

Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Sep 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please call to register and for information on dates of meetings.

Sep
21
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The weekly Parent Chat Groups are presented by KIDSTEPS Family and Children’s Center and the CT Family Support Network – South Central Region. A friendly place to meet other parents who have children with special needs. Call or e-mail for more information.

Sep
27
Mon
Bloomfield, CT: Parent Support Group @ 1st Congregational Church
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bloomfield, CT: Bloomfield Support Group @ Laurel Elementary School
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The Bloomfield Support Group is a support group for parents of children of all ages and disabilities. The group is co-sponsored by JP Vincent Family Resource Center in Bloomfield and the African & Caribbean American Parents of Children with Disabilities (AFCAMP) and Family Advocacy Organization for Children’s Mental Health (FAVOR). Meetings are held during the school year. All are welcome. Dinner and childcare are provided. For more information contact AFCAMP at 860-297-4358 or JP Vincent Family Resource Center at 860-769-5518 or 860-286-2640 x 112.

Sep
28
Tue
New Haven, CT: ASD Parent Support Group @ Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For parents of young children (under 4) with ASD. Please call ahead to confirm monthly meeting. All are welcome!

Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The weekly Parent Chat Groups are presented by KIDSTEPS Family and Children’s Center and the CT Family Support Network – South Central Region. A friendly place to meet other parents who have children with special needs. Call or e-mail for more information.

Wilton, CT: Autism Parent’s Club @ John's Best Restaurant
Sep 28 @ 7:30 pm

Join us for a great evening out and meet other parents with children on the Autism Spectrum (Autism, PDD-NOS, Aspergers, Atypical Autism).  Our network is a great way for Moms & Dads to share stories, learn about area resources and events, discover different interventions and learn to advocate for your child from some very experienced parents.

Sep
29
Wed
Norwich, CT: You Are Not Alone
Sep 29 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Pizza served at 5:30 pm. We have a group for the kiddos (siblings included) and group for adults that meet at the same time. Kiddos will do relationship building interventions together and work on their social skills while the adults work together to brainstorm what works and what doesn’t work with home life, schools, and community settings. We bring in guest speakers when there is a common interest and further information is desired.

Oct
2
Sat
Newington, CT: Play for All! @ Lucy Robbins Wells Library
Oct 2 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A playgroup for chidlren of all abilities. Special needs playgroup gives parents an opportunity to talk, support and encourage each other, while allowing the children time to play and socialize. Sponsored by UNICO.

Please note: This group also meets on the 4th Saturday of every month.

Oct
4
Mon
Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please call to register and for information on dates of meetings.

Enfield, CT: Enfield Autism Support Group @ Enfield Child Development Center
Oct 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Oct
5
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The weekly Parent Chat Groups are presented by KIDSTEPS Family and Children’s Center and the CT Family Support Network – South Central Region. A friendly place to meet other parents who have children with special needs. Call or e-mail for more information.

West Hartford, CT: Sibling Support Group (ages 10-13) @ Jewish Family Services
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Run by Jewish Family Services. For children ages 10-13 who have sibling with a special need. Please contact JRothstein@jfshartford.orgfor more information and registration.

Oct
6
Wed
New London, CT: Southeast Region – CT Family Support Network @ Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm
Waterbury, CT: Children’s Therapy Services Parent Networking Support Group @ Children's Therapy Services
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

For parents of children with any disability or special health need. Childcare available with advanced request. For more information contact Cindy Jackson at 203-271-3288 or jackcts01@yahoo.com or Tracey Blackman at tracey89@charter.net

West Haven, CT: Autism Family Support Group @ Johnson Community Center (upper level)
Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sponsored by the West Haven Interagency Network for Children. Please contact either Janet Booth or Randy Brown at 203-937-3760 for information and to reserve a space. Child care available.

Fairfield, CT: Parent Support Group @ Fairfield Woods Middle School
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Parent support group sponsored by The Pilot House and facilitated by Laurel Carey, Psychologist. Please contact dcaruso@thepilothouse.org for information and registration.

West Hartford, CT: High Functioning Autism and Developmental Delays Support Group @ Family Resource and Development Center
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This group is run by the Family Resources and Development Center in West Hartford. The group is for parents, other adult family members as well as caregivers who are in need of support due the unique demands of helping to raise children and/or adolescents with HFA or other developmental disorders that affect their social and emotional functioning and well being. Groups consist of open discussion as well as occasional guest speakers to discuss specific topics and address questions about a variety of issues. Meetings are facilitated by Daniel Weiner, MA, LPC. Membership is available but not required to attend meetings

Oct
10
Sun
Bethel, CT: Padres Unidos Abriendo Puertas @ Walnut Hill Community Church
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is a support Group for Spanish speaking parents of children on the autism spectrum.

Oct
11
Mon
Killingly, CT: Autism Support Group @ Nia Connecticut
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm

Our goal is to reach out to families and heal while supporting each other. We need to connect families with autism together and to promote more autism awareness. Children are welcome to attend.

West Haven, CT: West Haven Local System of Care – Parent Support Group @ West Haven City Hall
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

The West Haven Local System of Care Parent Support Group invites parents, grandparents, caregivers and friends of children with special needs to join them at parent support groups meetings held on the second monday of every month. Child care is provided with advance notice and registration. For more information and to register contact www.whinc.org.

Easton, CT: Parents of Young Adults/Older Teens with an ASD
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The mission of this support group is to provide information and support to parents who have raised a child on the autism spectrum and are anticipating or working toward assisting him or her with the transitions to high school, college, adulthood and the appropriate level of maximum personal independence. Parents of younger children on the spectrum are welcome to attend. We are striving to create a community of caring parents that will locate or create the support these young adults need as they navigate adulthood. Plans for developing programs suitable for meeting the social and emotional needs of this age group will be discussed. PLEASE RSVP.

Manchester, CT: East of the River Support Group @ Manchester Memorial Hospital
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm

Parent support group for parents, caregvers, grandparents and family members of children with autism.

Oct
12
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The weekly Parent Chat Groups are presented by KIDSTEPS Family and Children’s Center and the CT Family Support Network – South Central Region. A friendly place to meet other parents who have children with special needs. Call or e-mail for more information.

Hartford, CT: Not So Typical Support Group @ Hartford Public Library, Bank of America Room
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This group focuses on the well being of parents and caregivers of children with autism. The group is based on the principle that being the parent of a child on the autism spectrum requires new perspectives and that in order to provide the best for your child, you must provide the best for yourself. The group is interactive and focuses on teaching parents the tolls and experiences that refresh, honor and uplift them in a positive and nurturing environment. Offered by Hope 4 Autism in partnership with Wild Heart Coaching, LLC.

Registration is preferred, go to the website at www.hope4autism.org.

 

Plainfield, CT: Plainfield Support Group @ Lighthouse Church
Oct 12 @ 6:30 pm

Plainfield support group for anyone raising a child/chidren with special needs. You don’t have to live in Plainfield, all are welcome. Meetings are a mix of speakers and networking.