Support Groups

AuSM provides a variety of support groups to meet the needs of parents, children, family members, individuals, couples and more. Support groups offer those affected by autism the opportunity to share problems, solutions, joy, and sorrows with one another. Advance registration is required.

NOTE: AuSM in-person support groups have been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we are observing COVID-19 restrictions, AuSM is offering five virtual support groups through Zoom. Please contact info@ausm.org to receive the Zoom link for the online support group(s) in which you would like to participate.

Thank you to Lions United Fitness Center for generously sponsoring 2020 AuSM Support Groups.


Women’s Support Group

Women with Autism Spectrum Disorder gather to discuss challenges, strategies, and topics unique to being a woman on the spectrum.

Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
2020 Dates: Dec. 3; Dec. 17; Tuesday, Dec. 29
2021 Dates: Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, April 8


LGBTQIA Support Group

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder who identify as LGBTQIA gather to discuss topics related to the intersection of autism and gender/sexuality.

Time: 8-9:30 p.m.
2020 Dates: Nov. 12, Dec. 10
2021 Dates: Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 4, March 18, April 15


Independent Adults with ASD Support Group

Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder gather in this typically larger group to support each other, socialize, and discuss common interests and concerns.

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
2020 Dates: Nov. 12; Monday, Nov. 23; Dec. 16; Dec. 24
2021 Dates: Jan. 7, Jan. 21, Feb. 4, Feb. 18, March 4, March 18, April 15


Topic Support Group

Every week this group chooses a new topic that leads to interesting and informative conversations regarding autism. Open to all.

Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
2020 Dates: Dec. 3; Dec. 17; Thursday, Dec. 31
2021 Dates: Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 11, March 25, April 8


Family Members of Adults on the Spectrum Support Group

Parents, caregivers, and other family members of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder of any age gather to discuss challenges, triumphs, and strategies for support.

Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
2020 Dates: Nov. 18, Dec. 16
2021 Dates: Jan. 20, Feb. 17, March 17, April 21