Connecticut

May
21
Mon
Hartford, CT: Parent Support Group (Spanish) @ Institute for Hispanic Families
May 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: This is for Spanish speaking parents.

Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
May 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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

May
22
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
May 22 @ 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.

May
28
Mon
Bloomfield, CT: Parent Support Group @ 1st Congregational Church
May 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bloomfield, CT: Bloomfield Support Group @ Laurel Elementary School
May 28 @ 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.

May
29
Tue
New Haven, CT: ASD Parent Support Group @ Yale Toddler Developmental Disabilities Clinic
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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
May 29 @ 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.

May
30
Wed
Norwich, CT: You Are Not Alone
May 30 @ 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.

Jun
2
Sat
Newington, CT: Play for All! @ Lucy Robbins Wells Library
Jun 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.

Jun
4
Mon
Naugatuck, CT: Autism Spectrum Caregiver Support Group @ Naugatuck YMCA
Jun 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
Jun 4 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Jun
5
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Jun 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
Jun 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.

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

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

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

Jun
11
Mon
Killingly, CT: Autism Support Group @ Nia Connecticut
Jun 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
Jun 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
Jun 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
Jun 11 @ 7:00 pm

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

Jun
12
Tue
Guilford, CT: Parent Chat Group – presented by KidSteps @ Women and Family Life Center
Jun 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
Jun 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
Jun 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.

Groton, CT: Groton Area Autism Support Group @ Groton Public Library
Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

This is an informal support group.

Jun
13
Wed
Clinton, CT: Grandparent Raising Grandchildren Support Group @ Henry Carter Hull Library
Jun 13 @ 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
Jun 13 @ 7:00 pm

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