Aug
7
Sat
Newington, CT: Play for All! @ Lucy Robbins Wells Library
Aug 7 @ 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.

Aug
8
Sun
Bethel, CT: Padres Unidos Abriendo Puertas @ Walnut Hill Community Church
Aug 8 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Aug
9
Mon
Killingly, CT: Autism Support Group @ Nia Connecticut
Aug 9 @ 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.

Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

West Haven, CT: West Haven Local System of Care – Parent Support Group @ West Haven City Hall
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 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
Aug 9 @ 7:00 pm

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

Aug
10
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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
Aug 10 @ 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.

Groton, CT: Groton Area Autism Support Group @ Groton Public Library
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm

This is an informal support group.

Aug
11
Wed
Clinton, CT: Grandparent Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

The goal of this group is to foster connection and support, promote self-care and provide resources to reduce stressors for grandparents raising grandchildren with behavioral and emotional needs. Sponsored by the Valley Shore Collaborative. Child care available upon request.

PLEASE NOTE: This group also meets on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Bethel, CT: Danbury Area Autism Spectrum Parent Support Group @ Walnut Hill Community Church
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm

Support group for parents and caregivers of youth with autism spectrum disorders.

Aug
12
Thu
Glastonbury, CT: East of the River Parent Networking Group @ Center for Children with Special Needs (CCSN)
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For parents or caregivers of young children, tweens and teens with ASD.

Winsted, CT: Parent Support Group @ Northwest CT Community College
Aug 12 @ 6:30 pm

Sponsored by LACASA.

Aug
16
Mon
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group (Spanish) @ Institute for Hispanic Families
Aug 16 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is for Spanish speaking parents.

Aug
17
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Aug 17 @ 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.

Aug
18
Wed
Hartford, CT: Peer Parent Support Group for those with Children on the Autism Spectrum @ Institute of Living,Massachusetts Cottage 1st Floor Group, Room
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Facilitated by Goviana Morales, Family Resource Center Peer Volunteer and parent of a child with ASD.

Willington, CT: Success SEPTO @ Willington Public Library
Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm

The mission of Success SEPTO is to work within local communities to encourage school districts, legislators and families to work together. The organization strives to understand, support and enhance education, and provide greater opportunities for children with special needs. The group serves Ashfield, Mansfield, Stafford, Tolland and Willington and other surrounding towns in Northeastern CT. All meetings are open to the public, new members and visitors always welcome.

Aug
19
Thu
New Britain, CT: Welcome to My World – Autism @ Pulaski Middle School Media Center
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Welcome to My World – Autism is a support group for families of children with autism. The group provides information on social/emotional issues and recreation needs for families. They meet monthly during the school year.

Deep River, CT: AIM – Advocate Inspired Motivation @ Tri Town Family Services Bureau
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm

AIM is a special needs informational support group which helps families navigate the road ahead. They welcome all special needs families and specialize in ASD. AIM’s mission is to support parents in creating positive outcomes for families by getting involved. They connect with other support groups statewide so that they can utilize a more cohesive support network. They facilitate a resources library.

West Hartford, CT: Sibling Support Group (Ages 7-10) @ Jewish Family Services
Aug 19 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

For children ages 7-10 who have a sibling with special needs. Contact JRothstein@jfshartford.orgfor more specifics and registration.

Guilford, CT: Autism Parent’s Support Group @ Guilford Community Center
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

For parents or caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Join us for Free and Confidential support, resources, advice, encouragement and networking.

Additional Contact Person: Sheri Pulen – sheripetering@hotmail.com – 860-575-8866

Guilford, CT: Autism Parent’s Support Group @ Guilford Community Center
Aug 19 @ 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

For parents or caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Join us for Free and Confidential support, resources, advice, encouragement and networking.

Additional Contact Person: Sheri Pulen – sheripetering@hotmail.com – 860-575-8866

Aug
20
Fri
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ HARC
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ Jewish Family Services
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group is sponsored by AFCAMP.

Aug
21
Sat
Middletown, CT: Ryan Woods Autism Foundation @ Riverview Center
Aug 21 @ 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.

Aug
23
Mon
Bloomfield, CT: Parent Support Group @ 1st Congregational Church
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Bloomfield, CT: Bloomfield Support Group @ Laurel Elementary School
Aug 23 @ 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.