Social & Support Groups
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. A few times a month, all ages of ASC's adult support group participants are invited to attend an in person social gathering. See our meeting guidelines here.
Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm for ages 40+
Click HERE to register for Tuesday meetings.
Wednesdays 7pm to 8:30pm for ages 20s and 30s
Click HERE to register for Wednesday meetings.
**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.
Monthly Social Gatherings for Autistic Adults
Twice a month we meet in person at Front Range locations. This is an opportunity for adult support group members who have been attending virtually to meet each other and some of the facilitators. autistic adults are welcome to bring an adult friend or family member. It is open to all adult support group members, and any autistic adult interested in joining the support group. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Denver Metro Social Meet-up - Wednesday, Aug. 31st, 6:30pm-8:00pm Join us for connection and conversation at Ephemeral Rotating Taproom in Denver's Skyland neighborhood. Autistic adults are welcome to bring an adult friend or family member. This is a casual drop-in event. ASC will cover snacks and non-alcoholic drinks. Registration recommended. Register HERE.
Northern CO Social Meet-up -Wednesday, Aug 31st, 5:00pm-7:00pm. Join us for games at the Haunted Game Cafe. ASC will cover table rental and snacks. Haunted Game Café - 3307 S College Ave #107, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Registration required. Register HERE.
Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Children under age 18
This support group is for parents and caregivers of children with Autism 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 .
Parents and Caregivers of Twice-Exceptional Children
This support group is for parents and caregivers of 2E children who are identified as intellectually gifted and Autistic, 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 regular meetings.
Parents and Caregivers of Autistic Adult Children age 18+
This support group is for parents and caregivers of adult children with Autism 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.
Autistic LGBTQ+ Adults
This support group is for Autistic LGBTQ+ adults who are 18 years old and up. This group will meet virtually on the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7pm to 8:30pm. Click HERE to register.
Autistic Adult Women
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.
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 second Tuesday of the month from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Click HERE to register.
Social Group for Autistic Individuals ages 15-22
This group is for youth/young adults with Autism ages 15-22. It is facilitated by ASC staff and volunteers who support social interactions and connection between group members while they participate in a community based activity or outing.
August 15-22yo Meetup - Boondocks Fun Center Northglen
August 13, 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Boondocks Fun Center, 11425 Community Center Drive, Northglenn, CO 80233
Cost: Free for all registered participants.
ASC does not provided 1:1 support for this outing. Participants needing 1:1 support must attend with a parent or caregiver. If you have questions, please email email@example.com
Registration required. Register HERE.