Connecticut

Jan
16
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Jan 16 @ 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.

Jan
17
Wed
Hartford, CT: Peer Parent Support Group for those with Children on the Autism Spectrum @ Institute of Living,Massachusetts Cottage 1st Floor Group, Room
Jan 17 @ 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
Jan 17 @ 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.

Jan
18
Thu
New Britain, CT: Welcome to My World – Autism @ Pulaski Middle School Media Center
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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
Jan 18 @ 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

Jan
19
Fri
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ HARC
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
West Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group @ Jewish Family Services
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This support group is sponsored by AFCAMP.

Jan
20
Sat
Middletown, CT: Ryan Woods Autism Foundation @ Riverview Center
Jan 20 @ 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.

Jan
22
Mon
Bloomfield, CT: Parent Support Group @ 1st Congregational Church
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bloomfield, CT: Bloomfield Support Group @ Laurel Elementary School
Jan 22 @ 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.

Jan
23
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Jan 23 @ 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.

Jan
29
Mon
Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

Jan
30
Tue
New Haven, CT: ASD Parent Support Group @ Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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
Jan 30 @ 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.

Jan
31
Wed
Norwich, CT: You Are Not Alone
Jan 31 @ 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.

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

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

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

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

Sponsored by LACASA.