Support Groups

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Support Groups

The Autism Project currently offers support groups for parents and caregivers of children with ASD, grandparents, as well as a father-specific group.

Families who receive a diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) for their child are faced with a confusing and sometimes frightening future that feels isolating and overwhelming. Their need for support and training is essential during the very early stages of receiving this diagnosis to help them better understand and respond to the complex nature of ASD. This project has been developed to help families:

  • have on-going guidance from a knowledgeable mentor
  • develop a network of supportive individuals who have similar experiences
  • be connected to appropriate resources
  • receive training in using best practices in their home and communities.

Through this initiative, The Autism Project will address the support and training that families need and desire.

Our Support Groups

Click on a group below for details and meeting dates or contact Deb Langevin at 785-2666 x 76788

Family Connections: Parent/Caregiver Support Group (South County)

The South County group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Narrgansett Community Center, Narragansett, RI, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • 9/12/2018
  • 10/10/2018
  • 11/14/2018
  • 12/12/2018
  • 1/9/2019
  • 2/13/2019
  • 3/13/2019
  • 4/10/2019
  • 5/8/2019
  • 6/12/2019

Family Connections: Parent/Caregiver Support Group (East Bay)

The East Bay group will meet the 4th Wednesday of every month at The Autism Project East Bay Support Center located at 16 Cutler Street, Warren RI, from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch Group
Feel free to bring your lunch to this support group
  • 9/26/2018
  • 10/24/2018
  • 11/28/2018
  • **No December Meeting**
  • 1/23/2019
  • 2/27/2019
  • 3/27/2019
  • 4/24/2019
  • 5/22/2019
  • 6/26/2019

Family Connections: Parent/Caregiver Support Group (Central RI/Johnston)

The Johnston group will meet the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Autism Project, located at 1516 Atwood Avenue, Johnston, RI from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  • 10/3/2018
  • 11/7/2018
  • 12/5/2018
  • 1/2/2019
  • 2/6/2019
  • 3/6/2019
  • 4/3/2019
  • 5/1/2019
  • 6/5/2019

Grand Connections Grandparent Support Group

The group meets the 2nd Monday of every month at our Johnston location,1516 Atwood Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • 10/15/2018**
  • 11/19/2018
  • 12/10/2018
  • 1/14/2019
  • 2/11/2019
  • 3/11/2019
  • 4/8/2019
  • 5/13/2019
  • 6/10/2019

**third week due to Holidays

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