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Autism Support Groups

New: Wood County Autism Family Support Group Meeting
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Time:
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm     Light dinner
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm     Information/Networking*
*On-site child care will be provided.

Location:
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 msharris@wsos.org.

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.

2016 – 2017 Dates:
Oct 4, 2016
Nov 1, 2016
Feb 7, 2017
March 6, 2017
May 1, 2017

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.

West Central Ohio Autism Community Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at the Lima Public Library, Meeting Room #2, 650 W Market St., Lima, OH 45801 from 5:45 – 7:15 pm. No meetings in July, August, or December. This group is committed to giving support, sharing resources, providing education and advocacy for individuals with autism, their families and professionals. For more information contact: Facebook – West Central Ohio Autism Community or wcoac@wcoil.com.
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. Our Sibshop is not currently meeting.

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 Wednesday of the month
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: 3rd 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 LucasCamp 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 pm

Location:
Biggby Coffee
5577 Monroe Street
Sylvania, OH 43560

Download the flyer.

Contact: Korinne Ritenour, The Arc of Lucas Of NW Ohio Parent Support Coordinator 419-882-0941 or korinner@arclucas.org or go to http://www.arclucas.org

People First of Toledo

This is a group for adults with disabilities and their friends. Dues for the year is now $5.00. This covers meals  at meetings for the entire year of 2016.

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

2016 Meeting Schedule  Dates
January 21, 2016 – Speaker: Reed Steele
February 18, 2016
March 17, 2016
April 21, 2016
May 19, 2016
June 16, 2016 – Summer Picnic
July – No Meeting
August 18, 2016
September 15, 2016
October 20, 2016
November 17, 2016
December ??, 2016 – Holiday Party

Important Information:
* All participants are asked to carry an ID card which lists their name & emergency contact names & phone numbers.
* So that we may serve our large group, we 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:
Korinne Ritenour, Parent Support Coordinator – 419-882-0941
JoRita Fox, People First Advisor – 419-727-8052
People First of Toledo

Girls Night Out

Come for dinner, meet new friends.  We have set the calendar for the rest of the year (at the bottom).
We have chosen different days of the week and different locations to meet so we can accommodate everyone.

If you have any questions or want information, or RSVP please contact, Melissa Schak at melissaonwheels@yahoo.com or 419-290-3101.

Parents/Caregivers can attend to meet other parents/caregivers and girls in the group, but ALL caregivers will be asked to sit at another table during sessions.  If parents/caregivers have any questions, please contact Melissa’s mom, Mary Lou at, mlschak@bex.net or 419-882-4650.

Ladies Group Calendar
Tuesday, September 20, 2016    Cracker Barrel on Dussel
Wednesday, October 19, 2016   Spaghetti Warehouse
Thursday, November 17, 2016   Applebees on Central Ave
Monday, December 19, 2016    Max and Erma’s on Dussel

 

0000000488_bw [Converted] NAMI Support groups

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.

 

 

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