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Region 1

Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) Support Groups (Statewide)

Autism Services and Resources Connecticut (ASRC) facilitates support groups for parents of children on the autism spectrum and families members throughout the state.  For more information, visit www.autismconnecticut.org/find-local-support-group, email info@autismconnecticut.org or call 203-265-7717.

Children’s Therapy Services Parent Networking Support Group (Waterbury – Region 1)

Children’s Therapy Services Parent Networking and Support Group is for parents of children with any disability or special health need.  Meetings are held the first Wednesday of the month from  6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Children’s Therapy Services located at 1389 West Main Street, Suite 225 in Waterbury, Connecticut.  Childcare is available with advanced request. The group does not meet in July, August or September.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Cindy Jackson at 203-271-3288 or jackcts@yahoo.com or Tracey Blackman at tracey89@charter.net.  You can also visit the group’s Facebook page.

Connecticut Down Syndrome Congress (CDSC) (Statewide)

CT Down Syndrome Congress is a special interest group that advocates for persons with Down Syndrome and their families. The group is comprised of over 350 parents, numerous professionals and over 20 advocacy groups statewide. They provide support to members through their annual convention, by co-sponsoring conferences for parents and professionals andby  hosting numerous local and state-wide activities (e.g. picnics, playgroups, mom’s night outs, holiday parties, etc.). For more information call 888-486-8537 or visit their website at www.ctdownsyndrome.org.

Connecticut Family Support Network (Statewide)

The Connecticut Family Support Network holds monthly meetings in various areas.    For more information, please contact the following:

Executive Director: Tesha Imperati  203-710-3041  timperati@ctfsn.org

North Region: Amy McCoy  860-430-9370  amccoy@ctfsn.org

Southeast Region: April Dipollina 860-271-4371 adipollina@lmhosp.org

North Central Region: Rosa Serrano 860-548-9959 ext. 313 rserrano@afcamp.org

Northeast Region: Heather Graveline 860-546-9289 hgraveline@ctfsn.org

South Central Region: Deborah Pagano-Finkle 203-430-0242  dpagano@ctfsn.org

West Region: Trish Butler 203-826-9739  tbutler@ctfsn.org

Southwest Region: Trish Butler 203-826-9739  tbutler@ctfsn.org

Bi-Lingual Family Support: Maggy Morales 860-679-1527  mmorales@ctfsn.org

Deaf and HH Advocacy Coordinator: Patti Silva 860-529-7766  psilva@ctfsn.org

Connecticut Grandparent Caregiver Support Group Listing

The Department of Social Services Aging Services Division offers a comprehensive listing of support groups for grandparent caregivers in Connecticut.  View the listing on their website to find contact information for each support group: Grandparent Caregiver Support Group Listing

Epilepsy Parent Support Group (Branford- Region 1)

The Epilepsy Foundation of CT warmly invites parents of children with epilepsy to attend this support group. The group meets the fourth Wednesday of the month at St Therese Church in the Parrish Center located at 105 Leetes Island Road in Branford, Connecticut. Meetings are held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This group is exclusive to parents who have children with epilepsy. For more information, contact Monica Anzelone at 860-346-1924.

Epilepsy Parent Support Group (Middletown- Region 1)

The Epilepsy Foundation of CT warmly invites parents of children with epilepsy to attend this support group. The group meets at the Epilepsy Foundation of CT office building on the 3rd floor located at 386 Main Street in Middletown. Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.on the third Wednesday of the month.  This group is exclusive to parents who have children with epilepsy. For more information please contact Allison at the Epilepsy Foundation of CT at 800-899-3745 or email efct@sbcglobal.net.

Epilepsy Parent Support Group (Milford- Region 1)

The Epilepsy Foundation of CT warmly invites parents and adults with epilepsy to attend this support group. The group meets in Auditorium C at the Milford Hospital located at 300 Seaside Avenue in Milford, Connecticut. Meetings are held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Monday of the month. For more information please contact Allison at the Epilepsy Foundation of CT at 800-899-3745 or email efct@sbcglobal.net.

Food Allergy Support Team (FAST) (Statewide)

The mission of the Food Allergy Support Team (FAST) is to build a strong, collaborative support team for parents of children who live with food allergies.  FAST meets monthly for mutual support and practical advice, occasionally hosts guest speakers, advocates for children and educates the local community.  For more information about meetings, please contact FAST by phone at 860-265-3122, by email admin@justbreathect.com or online at www.justbreathect.com.

Inspiration Support Group (Meriden/Wallingford)

The mission is believed that parents of children with behavioral issues should find ways to build a network of care that gives parents their knowledge of resources that may benefit their children. We are a Spanish support group. Our desire is to support, and encourage, empower, educate and inspire parents. For more information about group meeting times, contact Marta Persia at inspirationmpersia@gmail.com or via phone at 203-535-4804, Daisy Olivo at inspirationdolivo@gmail.com or via phone at 203-440-5890.

National Spinal Cord Injury Association, CT Chapter (Statewide)

The National Spinal Cord Injury Association provides a variety of support groups to people suffering from spinal cord injuries throughout the state of Connecticut. Their support groups allow individuals the opportunity to discuss a variety of topics with other people who also have a spinal cord injury. Support group meetings are held at many area hospitals and independent living centers throughout the state. Support groups are organized and run by NSCIA CT Chapter member volunteers.  For support group locations, dates and times please visit www.sciact.org/support_grp.asp.

Parents Supporting Each Other (Middletown – Region 1)

Parents Supporting Each Other is a support and information group for parents of children, youth and young adults with behavioral health challenges.  The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Middlesex Hospital, Family Advocacy Program, located at 51 Broad Street in Middletown, Connecticut.  The group is sponsored by Middlesex Hospital, Middlesex System of Care Community Collaborative and FAVOR CT.  For more information, contact Support Group Co-Facilitator, Myke at mikehalpinstudios@aol.com.

Support Group for Parents of Special Needs Children — Sharing and Caring (Middletown – Region 1)

This support group is for parents of children with special needs. They meet on the first Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grace Lutheran Church, Fellowship Room, located at 1055 Randolph Road in Middletown, Connecticut.  From more information, contact Nancy Geromin at 860-345-7397 or 860-345-8205.

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) Connecticut Chapter (Statewide)

TACA CT aims to support families affected by autism by hosting educational meetings on various topics, informal coffee talks and fun family outings. TACA CT provides a supportive community, as well as information on a wide range of treatments and programs so parents can help their children with autism thrive, reach their highest potential, and improve their quality of life.  The group is open to families affected by autism, ADD/ADHD, and sensory processing disorders.  For more information visit www.tacanow.org/local-chapters/northeast/connecticut.

West Haven Local System of Care, Parent Support Group (West Haven – Region 1)

The West Haven Local System of Care Parent Support Group invites parents, grandparents, caregivers and friends of children with special needs to  join them at  parent support group meetings held on the second Monday of every month.  The meetings take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the basement of  West Haven City Hall located at 355 Main Street in West Haven, Connecticut.  Child care is provided at all support group meetings with advance notice and registration.  For more information or to register please call 203-937-3633 or email karenmmuro@aol.com or visit www.whinc.org.

Youth Service Bureaus (Statewide)

Youth Service Bureaus offer a network of resources and opportunities for children, youth and their families with the goal of helping youth to develop positively and to function as responsible members of their communities.  Many Youth Service Bureaus offer programs such as parent support groups, play groups, and social skills groups. To find the Youth Service Bureau  closest to you, visit the CT Youth Services Association website: www.ctyouthservices.org/Find_A_YSB.

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