Support Groups

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.

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

The Johnston group will meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:30PM.

Grandparent Support Group

The group meets the second Monday of every month. from 9:30am to 11:00am.

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

The South County group will meet the second Wednesday of every month from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Narragansett Pier Middle School library.

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