Below is a listing of Autism Society chapters and additional support groups across Indiana for parents of children and adults across the autism spectrum. This information is provided to help those families trying to locate a group for support. The support groups listed may or may not provide you and your family with the specific kind of support you are seeking. Please call or email the contact person directly to find out about the specific focus of the support group, and to learn about meeting places, current meeting schedule and any updates since this information was last revised. Some groups have mailing lists, Facebook pages, an email listserv, or blogs you can ask about when you make direct contact. Inclusion on this list does reflect an endorsement of any specific group.
4340 East-West Highway, Suite 350
Bethesda, MD 20814-3015
Phone: 1-800-328-8476 or 301-657-0881
Autism Society of Indiana (ASI)
1800 N. Meridian Street, Suite 103B
Indianapolis, IN 46202
ASI Autism Resource Network: http://www.autismsocietyofindiana.org/resources/
ASI Northeast Office:
127 Airport North Office Park
Fort Wayne, IN 46825
Autism Society of Indiana (ASI) offers Area Support Coordinators to individuals and family members living with autism. Coordinators are personally affected by autism (they may be a parent, family member, or an individual on the autism spectrum) and have a solid foundation of what it is like to have and manage an autism spectrum disorder. Because every part of Indiana has different needs the coordinators work hard to know the services provided by local disability providers, community mental health centers, schools, hospitals, and state agencies. To reach a coordinator in your area call 800-609-8449 or visit the ASI website: http://www.autismsocietyofindiana.org/our-staff/. Also, check the ASI website for other programs they offer to support to families and individuals on the autism spectrum.
Through the Eyes of Special Kids Support Group
Contact: Maggie Mattingly, 765-374-6777, firstname.lastname@example.org
(This group welcomes parents of children with ANY/ALL disabilities)
Autism and Sensory Support Group
Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings
101 E. 9th Street
Auburn, IN 46706
Contact: Amy Wilcox, 260-920-2632
This group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings. Provides parents, families and caregivers of children and adults with autism a place to meet others experiencing similar circumstances.
Avon Parent Advisorty Council for Children with Special Needs (APAC)
6876 Maywood Circle
Avon, IN 46123
Contact: Kelly Miciek, 317-837-0205, email@example.com
Autism Parent Support Group
OLJMG Joint Services
1401 Fifteenth Street
Bedford, IN 47421
Contact: Shellie Pritchett, 812-279-6651, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bloomington Autism Support Group
Contact: Esther Asplund, 812-333-8972, email@example.com
This group meets periodically in Bloomington. Contact Esther Asplund to be added to announcement only listserv.
Autism Support Group Clinton County (ASI)
Online support group.
Families of Autism Coming Together (Whitley County)
Donations c/o Whitley County Community Foundation
400 North Whitley Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
Contact: Laura Tucker, 260-609-3539, Ljtucker12@hotmail.com
Contact: Jamie Bloom, 260-229-0997, firstname.lastname@example.org
Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation Autism Support Group
1200 Central Avenue
Columbus, IN 47203
Contact: Angela Allen, 812-376-4301, email@example.com
Columbus Autism Network Support Group
The ARC of Bartholomew County
2060 Doctors Park Drive
Columbus, IN 47203
Contact: Christine Belviy, 812-371-2600, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Nancy Hiquet, email@example.com
Facebook: Find Nancy Hiquet on Facebook and send a private message to be added to the Columbus Autism Network Facebook Group (private).
Autism Spectrum Coalition
PO Box 524
Crown Point, IN 46308
Contact: Susan Moreno, 219-789-9874, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grupo Hope “Organizacion Hispana de Padres Con Hijos Excepcionales”
Contact: Ofelia Jimenez, 219-256-9210, email@example.com
Contact: Maria Maldonado, 219-308-8331, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Nellie Feliciano, 219-677 0582, NEL4743@aol.com
(Grupo de apoyo para padres que proporciona informacion y capacitacion a padres de niños con discapacidades. Tambien tenemos actividades sociales para los niños y sus familias.)
c/o ADEC – Online Parent Support Group serving Elkhart and surrounding area
Contact: Viv Blakeslee, 574-370-9762, email@example.com, to be included as an online member.
This group is support-education focused for parents of children with ANY/ALL disabilities who receive special education services.
Evansville Autism Education
Online/Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Evansville-Autism-Education/202478144713
This site is for parents of children on the autism spectrum working with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation to improve outcomes.
P.O. Box 8052
Evansville, IN 47716
Contact: Katy Grant, 812-202-9405, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group provides a variety of programs and events to provide autism awareness to the community and support to families.
Northside Indianapolis Autism Support Group
Stony Creek Swim Center- Fishers
10601 Cumberland Road
Fishers, Indiana 46037
Contact: Jane Grimes, 317-849-5437 x104, Jane@appliedbehaviorcenter.org
Websites: https://www.appliedbehaviorcenter.org/ or https://stonycreekswimcenter.com/
Monthly meetings on Saturdays from 9-11 am. Enjoy breakfast and meet families who are experiencing similar challenges faced with autism.
Autism Society of Kentuckiana (ASK)
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Contact: Vonya Gresham, 812-923-1129, email@example.com
Empower Encourage Enjoy the Autism Spectrum
Contact: Susan Crowell firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-609 – 8449, x333
Support group for parents, grandparents, foster parents, adult siblings. Currently meets evenings 3rd Tuesday of the month. Posts local events Facebook.
Rise and Shine
Contact: Susan Crowell, 800-609-8449, x333, email@example.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ASINEIN/
Support group for parents, grandparents, foster parents, adult siblings. Meets in the morning, 4th Wednesday of the month. Posts local events on Facebook.
Turnstone Parent Support Group
3320 North Clinton Street
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
Contact: Angela Williams, 260-483-2100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Offered for primary caregivers of children with special needs (not diagnosis or age specific). This group meets the third Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. Please be sure to contact Angela Williams in advance of the group to register and/or RSVP.
Asperger/Autism Support Group of Goshen
Contact: Brenda Yost, 574-742-6394, email@example.com
Currently an online support group with occasional informal meetings. Information posted on the private Facebook group page.
Partners in Autism
Contact: Rhonda Philips, 317-370-7328, firstname.lastname@example.org
This group not currently meeting face to face. Call or email for possible support.
Families United for Support and Encouragement (FUSE)
1133 W. Main Street Suite E
Greenfield, IN 46140
Contact: Denise Arland, 317-462-9064, email@example.com
Families can engage with FUSE by phone, email social media or by attending any of their events. An online newsletter provides individuals and families with current disability news and information.
Autism Community Connection
2455 Fairview Place, Box 2
Greenwood, IN 46143
Contact: Kelli Higgins, Executive Director, 317-676-4222 x 101
Facebook: To be launched in April 2020
As a nonprofit organization, our mission is to serve individuals with autism and their families, in and around the Johnson County area, by connecting them with community resources, social events and enriching programs to help navigate their autism journey.
Autism Support Group Huntington (ASI)
Contact: Kacy Hopper, 1-800-609-8449 x909, firstname.lastname@example.org
Group posts local events online.
Easter Seals Crossroads Autism Family Support Group
c/o Autism Family Resource Center
Easter Seals Crossroads
4740 Kingsway Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Contact: Bonnie Fisher, 317-466-1000 x2488, email@example.com
Group for parents or caregivers of a child with autism to meet other parents and caregivers at Parent Support Group meetings held every 3rd Wednesday of the month in the Autism Family Resource Center.
Grupo de Apoyo para Latinos con Autismo (GALA)
708 E Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Contact: Aura Roblero, 317-209-7863, firstname.lastname@example.org
TACA Coffee Talk - Indiana
Contact: Cecilia Coble - Coordinator Indiana Chapter, email@example.com
Contact: Karla Elliott - Coordinator Indiana Chapter, 317-414-4277, firstname.lastname@example.org
Families with Autism Helping Families with Autism. Group meets third Thursday of the month, 7-9 pm for support and information/resource sharing. Currently meet at The North End BBQ in Nora Whole Foods Plaza; 1250 E 86th St on north side of Indy.
SOS Kids – Supporting our Special Kids
Contact: Dara O’Neil, 812-631-3654, email@example.com
Group dedicated to connecting parents or caregivers who live in SW Indiana to enable parent to parent sharing of information. Provides information and support regarding all age groups of children with special needs.