Support Groups

diverse-groupAutism & Asperger Connections offers thirteen support group meetings every month.  Scroll down to view all of our support group listings.

Click here to view our monthly support group meeting calendar

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Weather Cancellation Policy 

Weather in Colorado can change quickly. We sometimes need to cancel group meetings due to weather, and will make every effort to announce the cancellations on our website and Facebook no later than 4pm on the day of the event. However, participants should use their own judgement when determining whether it is safe to come on poor weather days.

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Announcement: Will NOT meet in April

Family Support & Social Group (for families with children on the spectrum)

The Family Support & Social Group is designed for families with children on the spectrum to meet other families, find support, have fun, and make new friends! The meetings are open to families with kids of all ages, but the activities are geared towards kids ages 5-12. While the kids play, the parents will have space to mingle as well. Please bring a game or activity (board game, legos, snap-circuits, etc.) your child would like to share with friends. Siblings are welcome!

When: meets the last (not fourth) Saturday of every month from 10:30am-12:00pm

Where: First United Methodist Church
420 N. Nevada
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Workplace Skills Group (Ages 16+) 

Announcement: this group is available upon request and commitment to attendance.

The Workplace Skills Group is designed to help teens/adults (age 16+) on the spectrum develop and enhance skills that will enable them to be successful in the workplace. The moderators of this group are adults who have worked in a number of different fields and positions.

Participants must want to attend, be willing to practice as we go along, and have a basic understanding of how to exchange information.

Past topics and presentations are linked below:workplace skills

Understanding the Rules of the Workplace
Job Search 101
Applying for Jobs
Interviewing Skills & How to Socialize at a Workplace Holiday Party
Effective Workplace Communication & Review of Sep-Dec Topics
How & When to Disclose Your Diagnosis
Handling Difficult Workplace Situations
Job Fair Strategies

Teens aged 14-16 may attend on a case by case basis. Please contact us prior to bringing a younger teen. We will not be able to accommodate individuals who do not want to stay or are unwilling to participate.

**Participants must be able to provide their own transportation**

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Tween Social Group (Ages 8-12) 

The Tween Social is a social group designed for tweens age 8-12 to meet other tweens on the autism spectrutweensm and have fun! Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a game they would like to play with friends.  Other activities may be added throughout the month.

When:  Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Old Colorado City Library Meeting Room
2418 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80904, USA

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Teen Social Group (Ages 13-17) 

The Teen Social is a social group designed for teens age 13-17 to meet other teens on the autism spectrum and have fun! Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a game they would like to play with friends.teensocial

When:  Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm

Where:  Pikes Peak Library 21C Meeting Room
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80920, USA

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



The Young Adult Coffee (YAC) Support Group (Age 18+)

The Young Adult Coffee (YAC) group is designed for young adults on the autism spectrum. The group provides a safe, supportive environment for autistic young adults to make friends and explore common challenges, issues and current events with others on the spectrum.

When: meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pmThe Perk Downtown coffee house

Where: Pikes Perk* (Note NEW location)
14 S Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO

Note: This group has a few general guidelines. As adult conversation occurs, attendees must be age 18+.  Attendees must want to attend – we cannot accommodate individuals that do not want to interact.  This group is also only for those on the spectrum.  **Participants must be able to provide their own transportation**

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



HOTS – Homeschooling On The Spectrum (Parents) 

Homeschooling on the Spectrum is a support group for parents of autistic kids who want to share ideas, meet for support, and create a community. Please come meet with us if you are currently homeschooling your kiddos, or are thinking about homeschooling your kiddos. This meeting is for parents only, moms and dads, however infants needing mommies are welcome.mimiscafe

When:  the 4th Thursday in the months of June, October, and March at 5:30-6:30pm.

Where: Mimi’s Cafe

7133 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
(719) 590-1357

Cost: Self-pay (cost of your dinner)

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Asperger’s Support Group (Age 18+)

The Asperger’s Support Group is a group for parents, family members, caregivers, and adults on the autism spectrum to discuss Asperger’s-related issues. On nights where the group dynamics warrant, the group splits into a “children-focused” and an “adult-focused” discussion.adultsupportgroup

When:  meets the third Thursday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Rockrimmon Library Meeting Room
832 Village Center Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Note:  The Rockrimmon Library can be a bit difficult to find.  The Rockrimmon Library is located in the Safeway Village Shopping Center at the intersection of  S. Rockrimmon Blvd. and Vindicator Drive.  You can enter the shopping center from either Rockrimmon Blvd. or Vindicator Drive.  Village Center Drive (the street address of the library) starts and ends in the shopping center parking lot.  The library is located at the far west end of the shopping center, to the south of Safeway.  **Participants must be able to provide their own transportation**

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Dad’s Night Out (DNO) (Age 18+)

Join us for our bi-monthly Dad’s Night Out!  Meeting in Feb., April, June, August, Oct., and December. Meet other dads of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized.  This group will talk about mature subjects therefore, we ask that you not bring children.dads

When: the next meet up will be in August, details will be posted in late July

Where: Various Locations, please check our Facebook page for details or emails us at info@autismaspergerconnections.org

Cost: Self-pay (cost of your dinner)

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Mom’s Morning Out (MMO) (Age 18+)

Join us for our monthly Mom’s Morning Out!  Meet other moms of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized.  Children are welcome to join.

Announcement: this group is available upon request and commitment to attendance.

Cost: Self-pay (cost of your snack or meal)

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Mom’s Night Out (MNO) (Age 18+)

Join us for our monthly Mom’s Night Out!  Meet other moms of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized.  This group will talk about mature subjects therefore, we ask that you not bring children. Nursing babies are welcome.mimiscafe

When: meets the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:30-9:00pm (except for Nov/Dec when the fourth Thursday is a holiday – this meeting will be held on a different night during those months)

Where: Mimi’s Cafe

7133 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
(719) 590-1357

Cost: Self-pay (cost of your dinner)

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Coffee Night Out (CNO) (Age 18+)

Join us for our monthly Coffee Night Out! Meet other parents of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized.  This group will talk about mature subjects therefore, we ask that you not bring children. Nursing babies are welcome.

WThe Perk Downtown coffee househen: meets the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Pikes Perk* (Note NEW location)
14 S Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO

Cost: Self-pay (cost of your dinner)

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Autistic Adult Social Group (Age 18+) 

Announcement: Will NOT meet in May due to the holiday!

The Autistic Adult Social Group is a group designed for adults on the autism spectrum. The group provides a safe, supportive environment where those on the autism spectrum can make friends and explore common interests with others on the spectrum. Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a game they would like to play with the group.ppeastlibrary

When: meets the last (not fourth) Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: East Library Community Room (Will be in room F1 for April only)
5550 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Note: This group has a few general guidelines. As adult conversation occurs, attendees must be
age 18+. Attendees must want to attend – we cannot accommodate individuals who do not want to interact. This group is also only for those on the spectrum – we have found over and over that it simply works best this way. If needed, the library makes a great “hover zone” for caregivers. We understand the apprehension some individuals on the spectrum feel about new environments, and will take every step to help newcomers feel comfortable (including meeting beforehand, phone discussions, etc.).  **Participants must be able to provide their own transportation**

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org



Women on the Spectrum Social and Support Group (WOS3) (Age 18+) 

Announcement: Will NOT meet in May due to the holiday!

This group is designed for women on the spectrum.  The group provides a safe, supportive environment where women on the autism spectrum can make friends, share similar life challenges, and find support. Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a game they would like to share.  This group will also enjoy crafts and meeting for other activities during the month (check our Facebook page for details or emails us at info@autismaspergerconnections.org).

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When: meets the last (not fourth) Monday of every month from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: East Library Community Room  (Will be in room F1 for April only)
5550 North Union Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

• Please RSVP to info@autismaspergerconnections.org

 

Upcoming Support Group Meetings

Jul
25
Tue
6:30 PM North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C
North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C
Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
North Springs Teen Social Group @ Pikes Peak Library 21C | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
  We are starting up a second Teen Social on the fourth Tuesday of every month, at the Pikes Peak Library 21C.  We will meet in room B2 for June July and September and room B6 for August October and November.
Jul
27
Thu
6:30 PM Mom’s Night Out @ Olive Garden
Mom’s Night Out @ Olive Garden
Jul 27 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Mom's Night Out @ Olive Garden | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
Join us for our monthly Mom’s Night Out! Meet other moms of kids on the autism spectrum, share some laughs, find support, and leave re-energized. Please note that this event is for moms only. Nursing babies are welcome, but please leave
Jul
29
Sat
10:30 AM Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church
Jul 29 @ 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Family Support & Social Group @ First United Methodist Church | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
  The Family Support & Social Group is designed for families with children on the spectrum (ages 5-12) to meet other families, find support, have fun, and make new friends!  While the kids play, the parents will have space to
Jul
31
Mon
7:00 PM Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library
Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Autistic Adult Social (Ages 18+) @ East Library | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
The Autistic Adult Social Group is a group designed for adults on the autism spectrum. The group provides a safe, supportive environment for autistic adults to make friends and explore common interests with others on the spectrum. Participants are encouraged to
7:00 PM Women on the Spectrum Social and... @ East Library
Women on the Spectrum Social and... @ East Library
Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Women on the Spectrum Social and Support Group (WOS3) (18+) @ East Library | Colorado Springs | Colorado | United States
This group is designed for women on the spectrum.  The group provides a safe, supportive environment where women on the autism spectrum can make friends, share similar life challenges, and find support. Participants are encouraged to bring light snacks and a