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These groups are not meant to take the place of professional therapy, but rather to give participants an opportunity to discuss topics related to autism in a safe and understanding environment. If you have questions about our social and support groups please email us here.

 

With the current social distancing safety precautions in place, we have moved to a Zoom meeting format for most support groups.

 

ASC's social and support groups are open to Colorado residents. To find a support group in your state click here. If your state does not have an Autism Society affiliate, please contact us here.

Autistic Adult Support Groups

ASC's Adult Support Groups are a place for autistic adults to connect. These groups are not meant to take the place of professional therapy, but rather to give participants an opportunity to discuss topics related to autism.
Our Tuesday group leans toward adults age 40+ and the Wednesday group leans toward adults in their 20s and 30s, though neither has a firm age requirement.  The Tuesday and Wednesday adult support groups meet in the first and third week of each month. In the last week of the month, all ages of ASC's adult support group participants are invited to attend the "Last Wednesday" in person social gathering.  See our meeting guidelines here

  • Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm for ages 40+

Click HERE to register for Tuesday meetings on September 7th and 21st, October 5th and 19th,  November 2nd and 16th, and December 7th and 21st at 7pm.

  • Wednesdays 7pm to 8:30pm for ages 20s and 30s

Click HERE to register for Wednesday meetings on September 8th and 22nd, October 6th and 20th, November 3rd and 17th, and December 8th and 22nd.

**To limit the size of each group, you are welcome to switch between groups from one month to the next, but DO NOT register for both the Tuesday and Wednesday groups listed above in a given month.

  • "End of the Month" social gatherings for autistic adults

At the end of each month we will meet in person at a Front Range location. This will be an opportunity for adult support group members who have been attending virtually to meet each other and some of the facilitators. This is a drop-in social gathering and not a formal meeting. Autistic adults are welcome to bring an adult friend or family member. It is open to both Tuesday and Wednesday adult support group members and any autistic adult interested in joining the support group. If you have questions, please email outreach@autismcolorado.org ​​

  • Weds September 29th 6:30-8:30 at Gordon Biersch Restaurant and Brewery, 1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr # 428, Broomfield, CO 80021

Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children under age 18

This support group is for parents of autistic children under 18 years old. This group will meet the first and third Tuesday of every month from 7pm to 8pm. Click HERE to register for meetings .

September 21st - Megan Dare LLC -Megan will present on how to help reduce tantrum behaviors and primarily focus on why children engage in tantrums and strategies to help prevent and reduce tantrum behaviors. Strategies will focus specifically on children diagnosed with ASD and how interventions can change as the child ages from a toddler to a teenager.

Parents of Twice-Exceptional Children

This support group is for parents of 2E children who are identified as intellectually gifted and have autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, dyslexia, or a combination of any of these. This group will meet virtually the first and third Saturday of every month from 10:30am to 11:30am.  Click HERE to register for meetings .

Parents of Autistic Adult Children 18+ 

This support group is for parents of autistic adult children 18 years old and up. This group will meet virtually on the third Thursday of the month from 7pm to 8pm. Click HERE to register for meetings. 

LGBTQ+ Autistic Adults 18+

This support group is for LGBTQ+  autistic adults who are 18 years old and up. This group will meet virtually on the second Thursday and fourth Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 8pm. Click HERE to register. 

Autistic Adult Women 18+

This support group is for autistic women who are 18 years old and up. This group will meet virtually on the last Thursday of the month from 7pm to 8pm. Click HERE to register for Thursday meetings .

NT Spouses/Partners of Autistic Adults

This support group is for neurotypical spouses and partners of autistic adults. This group will meet virtually on the last Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Click HERE to register for Tuesday meetings.

Social Group for Autistic Individuals ages 15-22 

This group is for autistic youth/young adults ages 15-22. It is facilitated by Kristen Erby and LaDell Erby who support social interactions and connection between group members while they participate in a community based activity or outing. Click HERE to register for the September activity. 

"20 Somethings" Gentle Yoga and Mindfulness Group

Location: 422 E Simpson St, Lafayette, CO 80026
Join us in meeting fellow 20 somethings with autism and related neurodiversity (post high school 18-19 year olds also welcome). We will gather on the first Thursday of the month from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. The theme for this group will be gentle yoga for grounding and self-exploration followed by opportunities to connect and build meaningful relationships with kindred spirits. In person participation is limited to 6 with online participation optional. Email Beth Wolf for more information or to sign up beth@gatherandgrowtherapy.com