Support Groups

Hello and Welcome to our support group page!  Some groups are online. Some are safely in person.  We do our best to keep the calendar up to date.  If you do not see what you need here please contact us at info@autismboulder.org

The following ASBC support groups are social outlets to be sure, but they are also a place where the exchange among participants may be more problem/solution oriented. These groups are an excellent source of support, as well as a way to connect with others and share information and resources.  Click here to see the calendar.

 

ASBC’s Online Family Support Group (Private Facebook Group for Parents and Guardians)

When: 24/7 – anytime you need

Where: On Facebook

What: A private Facebook based support group, monitored and moderated by ASBC, for Colorado parents and/or guardians of individuals on the autism spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this to be a private and safe space for all parent/guardian community members to share their journey, find connection and be supported by other community members. This is a private/closed group, and the privacy of all group members is expected and vital. We do understand that some service providers may also be parents of a child on the spectrum, but please be advised that this group is not the space for soliciting business or sharing events

Join: Please request to join this group via Facebook and contact info@autismboulder.org if you have any questions.

 

ASBC’s Sisters on the Spectrum (Private Facebook Group for Autistic Women)

When: 24/7 – anytime you need

Where: on Facebook

What: A private Facebook based support group, monitored and moderated by ASBC, for women on the autism spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this to be a private, inclusive, safe online support space for autistic women. This group welcomes all autistic women, and does not discriminate against anyone based on race, color, creed, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or military status. This will be a space where autistic women are safe to share their experiences, joys, challenges and seek support.

Join: Please request to join this group via Facebook and contact info@autismboulder.org if you have any questions.

 

Parent Support Group (Significant Challenges)

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderators or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A support group for parents and/or guardians who are experiencing significant challenges in their household and/or with their child on the spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for support. This group holds space for very difficult topics, and confidentiality is a requirement. The power of this group is the collective experience and resources that each participant has to share.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderator, Karen Zeid. Karen can be reached at Karen@buyitwithsoul.com.

 

Parent Support Group (Elementary aged children on the spectrum)

When: TBD – This Group is looking for a new Moderator

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for parents and/or guardians of children who are pre-school through elementary school.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for adult conversation, social connection and support.

Join: Please contact ASBC for more information until we have a new Moderator.

 

Parent Support Group (Middle and High School aged children on the spectrum)

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderator or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for parents and/or guardians of children who are in middle school or high school.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for adult conversation, social connection and support.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderator, Steph Fairbanks. Steph can be reached at stephanie.fairbanks@gmail.com or at 720-550-2968.

 

Parent Support Group Longmont Area (any aged children on the spectrum)

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderator or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for parents and/or guardians of children who are on the spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for adult conversation, social connection and support.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderator, Wendy VanKonynenberg. Wendy can be reached at wvankony@gmail.com.

 

Parent Support Group for Parents of Adults on the Spectrum

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderator or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for parents and/or guardians of adult children who are on the spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for adult conversation, social connection and support.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderator, Nisa Libbey. Nisa can be reached at 720-308-2565.

 

Social / Support Group for Young Adults on the Spectrum

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderators or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for young adults, aged 18-29, on the autism spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for conversation, social connection with peers, and community connection. This group is not intended to take the place of professional therapy.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderators, Lauren Martin and/or Tori Finnochio. Lauren can be reached at LaurenM@autismboulder.org. Tori can be reached at ToriF@autismboulder.org.

 

Social / Support Group for Adults on the Spectrum

When: TBD – Please contact Group Moderator or ASBC for upcoming meeting date/time

Where: Virtually on Zoom until further notice

What: A social and support group for adults, aged 30+, on the autism spectrum.

Why: ASBC intends for this group to provide a safe, confidential, judgement-free space for conversation, social connection with peers, and community connection. This group is not intended to take the place of professional therapy.

Join: Please RSVP with the Group Moderators, Karlin Breugel or Meira Merz. Karlin can be reached at bruegelka@gmail.com and Meira can be reached at mm@autismboulder.org.

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