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Autism Support Groups

Wood County Autism Family Support Group Meeting

Presenters: Jen Myers, Parent Mentor – Wood County Educational Resource Center

Date: TBA

Time: 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Information/Networking – Limited on-site child care and refreshments will be provided.

Jordan Family Development Center
812 N. College
Bowling Green, OH 43402

Sponsored by Wood County Help Me Grow, WSOS Community Action and Woodlane.

Please RSVP and direct any questions to  Margie Harris at 419-353-7407, ext. 226  or 419-266-0784 or

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 . 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.

Camp Courageous & The Arc Of NW Ohio Monthly Coffee and Conversation

For parents and caregivers of individuals of all ages with any developmental disabilities. Come connect to other caregivers. Parent group meets the first Thursday of each month.

Time: 6 – 7:30 pm

Biggby Coffee
5577 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

Contact: Deborah Nichols, The Arc of Lucas Of NW Ohio Support Group Coordinator or go to

Special Needs Parent Support – Findlay, OH

Special Needs Parent Support provides a main dish for a monthly meal, childcare (respite) at meeting times, and practical gift card giveaways – often from local businesses – such as gas, restaurant, and grocery store cards. The group also features resources, event information and guest speakers who discuss ways to help parents and their children. Group leaders also encourage parents to share their stories, which boosts outward advocacy for their children.

Dates: first Monday of every month, October through May
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Families have dinner together from 6 to 6:30 pm followed by meeting time from 6:30 to 8 pm.

Trinity Lutheran Church
935 W. Bigelow Ave.
Findlay, OH 45840

RSVP for childcare is appreciated the Friday prior to the meeting to ensure volunteers and/or meeting supplies. Parents also meet for lunch the second Tuesday of every month.

Connect on Facebook with Special Needs Support Group Findlay, Ohio
For more information or to join, contact Antonia Faisant at or 419-306-7428.

People First of Toledo    

This is a group for adults with disabilities and their friends. Dues for the year is now $5.00 or $55/year. This covers meals  at meetings for the entire year of 2020

Monthly Group meetings
Date: Third Thursday of the month
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo gymnasium
5605 Monroe St.
Sylvania, Ohio 43560

Important Information:
* All participants are asked to carry an ID card which lists their name & emergency contact names & phone numbers.
* So that they may serve their large group, they ask that if you require 1:1 supervision, have dietary restrictions or require supervision by staff stated on your behavior plan, that your caregiver or staff accompanies you.
* For the safety of all present, the following are not allowed: Aggressive or rude behavior, use of alcohol/drugs, carrying weapons, property damage. If you participate in these activities, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

If you ride TARPS you must contact TARPS 2 days before you need your ride.

If you have any questions, please call:
Kelly Allen, People First facilitator – 419-494-6829 or
JoRita Fox, People First Advisor – 419-727-8052
The Arc – 419-875-6828



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