Support Groups

Area Support Groups

Tallahassee

Wakulla County Support Group

Meets 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00 PM – (no meeting in December)
at Wakulla Public Library
Open to family members or educators
Contact Connie Worrill at
connie.worrill@wcsb.us or 850-926-2912

Autism Spectrum Support & Education Tallahassee (ASSET)

Private Facebook group that is open to all members whose lives are touched by autism. Our purpose is to share research, promote education and provide community support for families and individuals who live with ASD.

Contact Claudia Cotton Randolph at claudiarandolph55@gmail.com / (850) 363-6119 or Jennifer Morgan-Byrd at jennimorganbyrd@yahoo.com / (850)320-5865.

Tallahassee Autism Support Group

Our support group meets 1-2 times a month and aims to collaborate with parents with children on the autism spectrum, of all ages. We get together to stay/become informed on topics such as: therapy resources, diagnosing, bio-medical treatment information, school placement, community activities, etc. We get together for parents night out dinners, playgroups and more. Our meetings/dinners/meet-ups are always posted on the ASSET private group on Facebook. *Claire aims to provide guidance to parents whose (minor aged, especially those 2-5) children are recently diagnosed and need some help getting pointed in the right direction, need a diagnosis for insurance (or other) purposes, need a pediatrician recommendation and/or specialty doctors (such as Peds neurology, Peds  G.I., Peds psychology/psychiatry, etc) and general guidance through the behavioral aspect of insurance coverage.

Contact Claire D’Haeseleer at Clairegrace03@gmail.com, (941)306-9419 or (850)276-0336

M.A.P. (Madison County)

For more information, please contact Leslie
McLeod at 850/363.6726 or by email at
ask.madison@gmail.com

Marianna

Jackson County Autism Support Group

Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month
Open to parents or caregivers
Contact alvarez_mclure@yahoo.com or
850-526-2430

Fort Walton Beach

Moms of Uniquely Gifted Kids

Small group for mothers of kids on the spectrum.
For more information about meeting dates and
times Contact LaRhonda Whitmire at
pasaquan@mindspring.com

BEAACN (Beyond Expectations Asperger &
AD/HA Community Network)

Meets every other Thursday
Open to parents and families of children with
ASD and ADHD
Contact Susan at beaacn@yahoo.com or
850-420-2498

Emerald Coast Autism Society

Meets second Thursday of every month
Horizons in Ft. Walton Beach at 6:30 p.m.

Panama City

Autism Support Group-DeFuniak Springs

Meets 1st Tuesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.
The Friendship House-353 Juniper Lake Rd.
Please contact Deborah Cantrell
at 850-892-0565 or email
support.friendshiphouse@panhandle.rr.com or
dcantrell5358@yahoo.com

Pensacola

Autism Pensacola – Pensacola Chat

Meets 1st Monday of every month
Village Inn, 9th Avenue by Cordova Mall
Open to friends and families affected by autism
Click here to view website

Autism Pensacola – Pace/Milton Chat

Meets 2nd Tuesday of every month
Village Inn, U.S. Highway 90, Pace
Open to friends and families affected by autism
Click here to view website

Grandparents of Autism Pensacola (GAP)

Meets 3rd Friday of every month
Autism Pensacola’s Office
Click here to view website

Autism Pensacola Council

Meets 4th Thursday of every month
Call 850-450-0656 or e-mail
autismpensacola@bellsouth.net

Group Meeting for Adults/Older Teens with
Asperger Syndrome/Asperger’s Support Group

Meets 2nd Saturday of every month
Contact Anita Lesko at 850-255-2982 or
pearandpartridge@cox.net

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