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supgrplogowebAuSM provides a variety of support groups to meet the needs of parents, children, family members, individuals, couples and more. Support groups offer those affected by autism the opportunity to share problems, solutions, joy, and sorrows with one another. Most groups meet monthly, and advance registration is required.

Please note that the April 2017 sessions of Adult Family Member with ASD Support Group and Independent Adults with ASD Support Group have been moved up a week each to accommodate the 22nd Annual Minnesota Autism Conference.


Adult Family Member with Autism Spectrum Disorder Support Group

For: Adults with adult spouses, children, or siblings with Asperger's Syndrome

Time: This group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule: July 20, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Dec. 21

Cost: FREE

Location: AuSM Office. No cost to attend. Call 651.647.1083 to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, the meeting may be cancelled without notice.


Independent Adults with ASD Social Support Group

For: Adults with autism spectrum disorder

Time: This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule: July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 (3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving), Dec. 28

Cost: FREE

Location: AuSM Office. No cost to attend. Call 651.647.1083 to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, the meeting may be cancelled without notice. 


LGBT-QIA Adults with Autism Support Group

For: Adults with autism spectrum disorder who identify as LGBT-QIA.

Time: This group meets the fourth Thursday of each month from 6-6:50 p.m.

2017 Schedule: July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16 (3rd Thursday due to Thanksgiving), Dec. 28

Cost: FREE

Location: AuSM Office. No cost to attend. Call 651.647.1083 to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, the meeting may be cancelled without notice. 


Women with ASD Support Group

For: Women with autism spectrum disorder

Time: This group meets the first Thursday of each month from 7-9 p.m.

2017 Schedule: July 6, Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2, Dec. 7

Cost: FREE

Location: AuSM Office. No cost to attend. Call 651.647.1083 to RSVP. If you do not RSVP, the meeting may be cancelled without notice.


Other Support Groups in Minnesota

AuSM realizes that it’s not possible for all of our members and those touched by autism to venture to our office for a support group. Click here for a list of support groups offered by other organizations throughout the Twin Cities and greater Minnesota. The first page is a listing of AuSM Support Groups and directions to the St. Paul office; the second page lists support groups offered by other organizations. For information about these support groups, please contact the listed organizations or individuals.