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.
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 June 1st and 15th, July 6th and 20th and August 3rd and 17th at 7pm.
Wednesdays 7pm to 8:30pm for ages 20s and 30s
Click HERE to register for Wednesday meetings on June 2nd and 16th, July 7th and 21st and August 4th and 18th.
**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 in June, July and August 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 email@example.com
Weds. June 30th, 5pm - 8pm at Brewability & Pizzability, 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80110
Tues. July 27th, 7pm - 9pm at Lumonics Light & Sound Gallery, 800 E 73rd Ave Unit 11, Denver, CO 80229
Register HERE for the Lumonics social gathering.
Weds. August 25th, 5pm - 8pm at Brewability & Pizzability, 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80110 The short documentary "Thriving on the Spectrum" by SMK Media will be shown later in the evening.
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 in June, July and August.
On Tuesday, August 3rd at 7pm, in place of our regular support group meeting, we are inviting you to the virtual premiere of "Thriving on the Spectrum" a short film about the autism community during the pandemic and how they worked together to help each other make it through a difficult year. This short film is by the award winning autistic filmmaker Scott Klumb of SMK Media. Scott will join the us virtually for a Q&A immediately following the film.
Please click HERE to register and join us for the virtual premiere on 8/3/21.
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 in June, July and August.
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 in June, July and August 2021.
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 for the June July and August meetings.
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 on June 24th, July 29th and August 26th.
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 third Tuesday of the month from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. Click HERE to register for Tuesday meetings on June 15th, July 20th and August 17th.
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 July 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 firstname.lastname@example.org