Support & Education Groups

The Arc’s networking groups offer information, resources and emotional support. Most groups are led by parents of children with disabilities who have first-hand knowledge and experience with the issues parents face.  Some are informal; others have specific educational topics and speakers each month. See events calendar for dates.

 

 

LANGUAGE-SPECIFIC GROUPS

 

Adelante!

Second Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm

Andersen United Community School

1098 Andersen Lane, Minneapolis

For Spanish-speaking families

 

Adelante!

Fourth Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm

John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School

740 York Ave., St. Paul

For Spanish-speaking families

 

Somali Taageer

Fourth Thursday, 5:30-7:30pm

Bridge View School

360 Colborne Street, St. Paul, MN 55102

For Somali-speaking families

 

GENERAL SUPPORT GROUPS

AuSM support groups meet at the AuSM office. There is no cost to attend. Call 651.647.1083 to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, the meeting may be cancelled without notice.

 

NEW! Caregivers of Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group

For: Parents and caregivers of school-age kids (ages 4-21) with autism.

Time: This group meets the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

2017 Schedule: Oct. 17, Nov. 11


Adult Family Member with Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group

For: Adults with adult spouses, children, or siblings with Asperger’s Syndrome

Time: This group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule: Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21


Independent Adults with ASD Social Support Group

For: Adults with autism spectrum disorder

Time: This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 (3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving), Dec. 28


LGBT-QIA Adults with Autism Support Group

For: Adults with autism spectrum disorder who identify as LGBT-QIA.

Time: This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-6:50 p.m.

2017 Schedule: Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 (3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving), Dec. 28


Women with ASD Support Group

For: Women with autism spectrum disorder

Time: This group meets the first Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule:  Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7

 

HOW DO I GET MORE INFORMATION?

For more information,  please submit your question to Ask an Advocate or call The Arc Greater Twin Cities at 952-920-0855.