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ASD Support Group Links

This list is meant to be a service to parents and others interested in finding support groups focusing on issues relating to Autism Spectrum Disorders.  We are beginning with those located in Metro-Atlanta and Georgia generally but will be happy to include links to other support groups.  Please let us know about any websites you feel would be appropriate to list here.  If any information is incorrect or out-of-date please let us know. Thanks.

Adult Asperger's Support Group
Contact: Greater Georgia Autism Society of America office, 770-451-0954. Meets the third Tuesday of the month

Bartow County
meets at 7pm on the first Thursaday of every month at the Cartersville Medical Center in Clasroom #1.  For more information email lyn@autismbartow.com or visit their website at www.autisminbartow.com

Bryan County
Contact: Becky Bryant, 912-756-4210

Cherokee/North Cobb Sibling Support Group
Contact: Heidi Fernandez Hcf67@comcast.com

Cherokee Cherokee Spectrum Support Group
Meets 2nd Thursday  of each month during the school year
6:45 pm
Renee Perrelli - 678-493-4925

Cobb County Support Group
utism/Aspergers Support Group
Contact: http://www.asgcobb.com/index.html
Third Thursday of each month during the school year
Morning Meeting: 
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Evening Meeting:
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Click here for the meeting schedule
Where: Mt. Bethel UMC: 4385 Lower Roswell Road , Marietta GA 30068 Meetings are held at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in the “B” building located near the front of the church campus.  The meeting room is B116, next to the church library.  Directions to Mt. Bethel are as follows:  From I-75 take exit #261, Delk Road and head East (opposite Dobbins Air Force Base).  If exiting Northbound, turn right onto Delk Road.  If exiting Southbound, turn left onto Delk.  Delk Road becomes Terrell Mill Road, which becomes Lower Roswell Road.  From I-75 the church is approximately 5 miles.  It is a large yellow church on the left, and a police/fire station is across the street on the right.  Turn into any church driveway.  The parking spaces at the front of the parking lot will be the ones closest to Building “B.”

Dekalb County/Atlanta
1st Wednesday of every month 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., (bring a brown bag lunch), At The Marcus Institute, 1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA 30329, (404) 419-4000
3rd Wednesday of every month 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., At the Marcus Jewish Community Center, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody Ga. 30338, (770) 396-3250
Contact: Moshe Manheim, LCSW, 404-419-5190 email: moshe.manheim@marcus.org or Heidi Zaner, 404-634-5798 email: dekalbautismsg@bellsouth.net
Parents of Adult Children with Autism Group, contact Toni Thomas, 404-727-8350 email: tthoma2@emory.edu

Coweta/Fayette County - ASPIRES
Place: Newnan, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, 2956 Hwy 154.
Time: 6:30 PM, unspecified dates
Contact: Diane Cormier 770-253-2013, Cathy Nenov 770-253-3514, or Sandra Smith, 770-252-2117, Email: sandys30277@yahoo.com

Fayette County Asperger Syndrome Support Group
Place and Time: To be announced.
Contact: Cathie Coppedge 770-631-9687, Email aspergerfayette@yahoo.com,
News: This group is for parents of children with Asperger Syndrome or related disorders.

Forsyth Autism & Special Needs Support Group
Where:        The Vine Community Church, 4655 Bethelview Road, Cumming
Website:      http://sites.google.com/site/fasnsg
Phone:         404-316-9740

Fulton County
SNAPS - Special Needs and Parent Support
“This group was created to help each other with support, empowerment, education, acceptance and advocacy. Whether dealing with IEP's, Medicaid, therapies or activities, help is there. We meet the 3rd Tuesday of every other month from 7-9:30 p.m. We hold the meetings at St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church at 11330 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075. There is no religious affiliation with the church, all denominations are welcome.  This group was created to support all the hardworking moms/grand moms to do the best we can for our amazing children.  We welcome all faiths.  We meet in a comfy room, have food, drinks, relax and have fun!”
Contact: Robin Mellie rbmellie@yahoo.com  **Please put "SNAPS" in the subject line.
When: 3rd Tuesday of every other month starting in January from 7-9:30pm|
Where: St. Peter Chanel Catholic Church at 11330 Woodstock Road Roswell, GA 30075

Fulton County
Debbie Dobbs, email preferred contact: DebbieDobbs@comcast.net

Gwinnett Autism S.P.E.C.T.R.U.M. 
(also Sibling Support and Asperger's Support Groups)
Location: First Baptist Church of Duluth, 2908 Duluth Highway 120, Duluth, GA 30096
Time: first Thursday of every month from 6:30 p.m.
Contact: Claire Dees 770-904-2909, Email Claire@atl-spectrum.com or go to their Contact Us Page for details on who to contact for each program
Website: www.atl-spectrum.com The website has more information on meetings and activities. Also information on joining a Yahoo group, where you can to ask questions of other parents, etc. There are over 150 in the list now!

F.O.C.U.S. (Families of Children Under Stress)
Lucy Cusick, 770-234-9111

Georgia Parent Support Network
800-832-8645 or 404-756-0187

LaGrange Support Group
Parent Supporting Inclusion
Nina Hubbert 706-845-7970

Muscogee Co./Columbus area Autism Support Group
Contact: Lisa Jenkins, President, 706-329-7708
When: 2nd Tuesday of the month
Time:  7-9 p.m.
Where:  Columbus Public Library - 3000 Macon Road

PACEE (Parents of Children with Autism for Effective Education in Clayton Co.)

Parent to Parent of Georgia
800-229-2038 or 770-451-5484

Parents Educating Parents and Professionals for All Children (PEPPAC)

Southside Support Group for Parents of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
for parents of children on the autistic spectrum in Clayton, Henry and surrounding counties
When: 1st Saturday each month
Time: 11:00 am.
Where: Clayton Developmental Center (Bradford-Williams Center) 7146 Southlake Parkway, Morrow, GA 30260 

Special Needs Support Group (Spaulding County and surrounding counties) for parents of children with special needs
Mary Fields, 770-229-5511

ASA Central Georgia (Macon/Warner Robbins area)
Joy Brown, VP, joy.brown@worldnet.att.net or Stacey Herrera, 478-745-4994


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