Washington D.C.

Dec
3
Sat
Newington, CT: Play for All! @ Lucy Robbins Wells Library
Dec 3 @ 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.

Dec
4
Sun
Dover, NH: Children’s Museum of NH Autism Partnership Program, Exploring Our Way @ Children's Museum of NH
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Exploring Our Way is held on the first Sunday of each month (except July and August) from 10 am – noon for families raising a child with Autism. This program provides opportunities to enjoy family time at the museum in a safe, understanding environment, allows parents to network with one another, and will help families discover new resources. Museum Advanced Planning Picture Stories (MAPPS) are available. Admission is free.

Dec
5
Mon
Enfield, CT: Enfield Autism Support Group @ Enfield Child Development Center
Dec 5 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Goshen, IN: Asperger Autism Group of Goshen @ Eighth Street Mennonite Church
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

See website for additional meeting times and types.

Dec
6
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Dec 6 @ 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
Dec 6 @ 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.

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

Dec
8
Thu
Bridgewater, NJ: Support Network of Autism Parents @ Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 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)
Dec 8 @ 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
Dec 8 @ 6:30 pm

Sponsored by LACASA.

Hutchinson, KS: Hutchinson Autism Support Group @ Hutchinson Public Library, Conference Room 2
Dec 8 @ 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.

Henderson, NV: Asperger’s Syndrome/High Functioning Autism Support Group @ Achievement Vocational and Life Skills Academy
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Created in 2002 to provide support and information to parents and educators of children affected by Asperger’s Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. We meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-9pm inside of the Achievement Vocational and Life Skills Academy in Henderson, NV.

Dec
11
Sun
Bethel, CT: Padres Unidos Abriendo Puertas @ Walnut Hill Community Church
Dec 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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

Dec
12
Mon
Killingly, CT: Autism Support Group @ Nia Connecticut
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Easthampton, MA: Asperger’s Syndrome Support Groups @ Community Resources for People with Autism
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 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
Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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

Dec
13
Tue
Dothan, AL: Fitting the Pieces Together @ Westgate Christian School
Dec 13 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
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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
Dec 13 @ 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.