Did you know our support groups are run almost entirely by volunteers? We have groups in North, South, and Central Austin, Bastrop, & San Antonio, as well as a new adult support & recreation group for those on the spectrum (18 & up), and another group for adults on the spectrum (26 & up). We also have a group for Parents of Adults with Disabilities and a Friends & Family Happy Hour.
Are you interested in starting a group? Contact our Program Specialist, Caroline Turner LMSW, and she can support you in getting started. You do not need to be an autism expert, you just need to commit to a day & time every month that works for you, then let others know about it through our Yahoo group & calendar. (We can help you with that too). If problems arise or you need help hosting your group, Caroline is here to support you, but often our groups are an informal way to support each other and meet other families with similar issues.
Check out the list of support groups & contact information here: Support Group List 2016
Read more about what’s involved in starting a group here: Support Group Orientation 2016
Do you have questions or suggestions about support groups?
Please email Caroline Turner, LMSW, Program Specialist, at Caroline@austinautismsociety.org. Thank you!