Support Groups

support groups

Autism Society’s Wood County Autism Support Group meets the third Thursday of the month from 6 – 7:30 at First United Methodist Church, 1526 East Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Contact Stephanie Richardson Stephanierichardson38@gmail.com . You are welcome to bring your children to this group. NO meeting in November or December. See you January 15, 2015.

Sandusky County Autism Parent Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month during the school year from 6 – 7:30 pm at Sandusky County Board of DD (School of Hope), 1001 Castalia Road, Fremont, OH. Contact Sandy Hallett 419-447-2927 ext. 145.

Seneca County Support Group  – SALSA – Seneca Autism Learning & Support Association meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm
at the Family Learning Center Sentinel, 797 E. Clinton Road TR 201, Tiffin, OH Contact: Sandy Hallett at 419-447-2927 ext. 145 or slhallett2000@yahoo.com . Their mission is to bring awareness to Seneca County and the surrounding communities by offering information, education, resources, and supports to parents, caregivers, families, educators, and professionals.

The Lima/Allen County Autism/Aspergers Support Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Market St. Presbyterian Church 1100 W. Market St. Lima Ohio at 630 pm. No meetings in July, August, or December. Child care is available. Must be scheduled a week ahead of time. For more information, call Tera Viola 419-998-4701.
The West Central Ohio Autism Community serves individuals in Allen, Auglaize, Mercer, Shelby, Van Wert and Hardin counties and is a 501c3 organization.

“20 Somethings” Social Group is a social/activity group for “20 Something Adults” with ASD. Meets once a month. Contact Mary Hoye, 419-410-8088 marbarsing@sbcglobal.net . Please RSVP for all events.

Click here for more information about upcoming events.

Sibshop for children 8-15 who have a brother or sister on the autism spectrum. Meets the second Saturday of the month throughout the school year from 1 – 4 pm at the Grace Church, 601 E. Boundary Street, Perrysburg, OH. $15 fee covers all meetings. Pre-registration required. To download the registration form, click here.

Here is a listing of other related support groups:

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Special Needs Support Group
For Parents/Guardians with School Age Children with Special Needs

Facilitated by Michelle Self, Ph.D. –  special education consultant

Date: 4th Tuesday of the month  September 23, October 28, and November 25. NO meeting in December. Please look for an update or email me about dates and times beyond November.
Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location:
Grace United Methodist Church
601 East Boundary
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Contact: Contact Michelle Self at maselfadvocate@hotmail.com

Parents of School Age Children with ADD and ADHD Support Group

Date: fourth Monday of the month
Time: 7-8:30 pm
Location:
Grace United Methodist Church
601 E. Boundary
Perrysburg, OH 43551
Contact: for more information email Michelle Self at maselfadvocate@hotmail.com

Arc LucasThe Arc Lucas County Caregiver Support and Information – CSI

For parents and caregivers of individuals of all ages with any developmental disabilities. Topics will vary each month.
Date: First Wednesday of each month NOTE: No meeting in November 2014. Next meeting December 3, 2014.
Time: 6 -8 pm
Location:
Arc Office (inside the Westgate Village Office Center)
3450 W, Central Avenue, Suite 354
Toledo, OH 43606
Contact: for more information, call Pam at the Arc 419-882-0941

 

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All support groups are FREE and led by trained facilitators.

NAMI Connections Recovery Support:
Are you living with depression, bipolar, or anxiety disorder? Are you feeling frustrated, hopelessness, or confused? Do you need to talk with people who have experienced similar feelings or challenges? This support group is led by individuals who are in recovery themselves.

Date: every Monday and Wednesday
Time: 7 pm
Location:
NAMI Office
2753 West Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
(419)243-1119

NAMI Family/Support Group:
Do you have a loved one in a mental crisis? Are you feeling overwhelmed, frightened, and/or guilty? Do you need support to help learning ways to cope with these difficulties?
The family support group meets to share feelings and experiences in living with loved ones suffering from mental illnesses.
Date: every Monday
Time: 7 pm
Location:
NAMI Office
2753 West Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
(419)243-1119

NAMI VENT (Young Adults Support Group):
Are you between the ages of 18-26 years old and are struggling with sadness, anxiety, or hopelessness? This support group is for young adults.
Date: every Monday
Time: 7 pm
Location:
NAMI Office
2753 West Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
(419)243-1119

NAMI Parent Support Group:
Do you have a child 18 or younger living with a mental illness? Are you feeling alone, overwhelmed, and/or guilty? Attend the parent support group at NAMI and relate to other parents going through the same difficulties.
Date: 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Location:
NAMI Office
2753 West Central Avenue
Toledo, OH 43606
(419)243-1119

NAMI African American Initiative Support Group:
A support group for African American adults living with a mental illness and/or persons with a mental illness and their family and friends.
Date: every Wednesday
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Location:
Toledo Ministries Church (TAM)
3043 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH
Entrance and parking on Lorle Street off Bancroft

NAMI Art Support Groups:
Creative Expressions, a grant funded program by the Lucas County Mental Health Board, will offer individuals, children and families the opportunity to create common ground through art expression.
Call 419-243-1119 for more information on times and locations of the art support groups.

Sensory Processing groupSensory Processing Disorder Parent Connections – Toledo

Date: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 6:45-8 pm
Location:
Rehab Dynamics
3160 Central Park West
Toledo, OH 43617
Contact: for more information email: Jennie Harding at JmartyS2@aol.com or Cicely Watkins Lalaa31@yahoo.com

Kaitlyn's Cottage

Cottage Connections Parent Support meeting – Defiance

The Hench Autism Studies Program at Defiance College collaborates with Kaitlyn’s Cottage to run their Cottage Connections meetings on the second Monday of every month.
Cottage Connections is a caregiver group designed to provide support and information for those who experience the joys and challenges of caring for someone with special needs. These meetings are relaxed and designed to connect caregivers with others who have similar experiences.

Date: Second Monday of every month

Time: 5:00-6:30 pm

Location:
Kaitlyn’s Cottage
1260 Ralston Ave.
Defiance, OH 43512

RSVP: 419-783-2355 or 419-783-4411

Additional information: Supervised participant activities are available during the meetings, but require advanced notice. Please contact Kaitlyn’s Cottage for more information at 419-783-4411.