New London, CT: Southeast Region – CT Family Support Network @ Lawrence and Memorial Hospital
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm
Waterbury, CT: Children’s Therapy Services Parent Networking Support Group @ Children's Therapy Services
Oct 4 @ 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 [email protected] or Tracey Blackman at [email protected]

West Haven, CT: Autism Family Support Group @ Johnson Community Center (upper level)
Oct 4 @ 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 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Parent support group sponsored by The Pilot House and facilitated by Laurel Carey, Psychologist. Please contact [email protected] for information and registration.

Overland Park , KS: Aspergers Spouse Support Group
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

KC, MO Support Group for information and support of the unique joys and challenges of being neurotypical spouses/partners of those with Aspergers/HFA. Meeting every other Wednesday from 6:00-7:30.

*Please call for exact dates.

West Hartford, CT: High Functioning Autism and Developmental Delays Support Group @ Family Resource and Development Center
Oct 4 @ 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

Missoula, MT : Missoula Adult Asperger Support Group @ University Center
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Room number will be posted at every entrance to the building.

Please Note: The first Thursday of every month is open to friends and family of Aspies.

Hutchinson, KS: Hutchinson Autism Support Group @ Hutchinson Public Library, Conference Room 2
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm

Hutchinson Autism Support Group meets every 1st Thursday of the month @ 9:30am, and weekly on Thursday nights @ 7pm at the Hutchinson Public Library in Conference room 2. Free of Charge. Child Care not provided.

Newington, CT: Play for All! @ Lucy Robbins Wells Library
Oct 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.

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

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

Killingly, CT: Autism Support Group @ Nia Connecticut
Oct 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.

Easthampton, MA: Asperger’s Syndrome Support Groups @ Community Resources for People with Autism
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: RSVP Required. There are other events:

– Third Monday of each month, 6:30-8:30PM (Mixed AS/NT Discussion).

– Fourth Friday of each month, 6:30-8:30PM (Discussion Group).

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

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

Ocean Springs, MS: Gulf Coast Autism Support Nework @ Ocean Springs Hospital - Library
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

A support group for family and friends of individuals with autism.

Dothan, AL: Fitting the Pieces Together @ Westgate Christian School
Oct 10 all-day

This is a support group for parents of special need children. Please call or email for time of event.

Malabar, FL: Angels Bridging Gaps @ First Baptist Church of Malabar
Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Angels Bridging Gaps is an Autism (ASD) Support Organization is based in Palm Bay, Florida. We are dedicated to educating parents about local resources, building community partnerships, in addition to creating social/recreation opportunities for our special needs community.

Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 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
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm

This is an informal support group.

Twin Falls, ID: Twin Falls Idaho Autism Support Group @ St. Lukes Magic Valley Medical Center, Room Oaks 5-6
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

We are a group of parents of autistic children ages 1 – 18 years old.  Childcare is provided.

Indianapolis, IN: Autism.. ..Grandparents’s Support Group @ Easter Seals Crossroads
Oct 11 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

You can also call Linda Knoderer 317-816-1381 or Diane Quillico 317-882-1914 for information.

Clinton, CT: Grandparent Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Oct 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
Oct 11 @ 7:00 pm

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

Oakley, CA: Special Kids Foundation Parent Support Group @ Black Bear Diner
Oct 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

We are a wonderful group of parents all having children with a variety of special needs, with a heavy population of Autism.

Bridgewater, NJ: Support Network of Autism Parents @ Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center
Oct 12 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Parent-run support group for parents, caregivers, friends and family of individuals with autism.

Missoula, MT : Missoula Adult Asperger Support Group @ University Center
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Room number will be posted at every entrance to the building.

Please Note: The first Thursday of every month is open to friends and family of Aspies.

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

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