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Autism:Support Groups

This is an annotated list of support groups and listservs for parents of children wih Autism, Aspergers Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Delay (PDD).

Autism Support Group
MDJunction is a Social Network that serves as a meeting place for people with health challenges, a comfort zone to help and get help.

Autism Support Groups (Illinois)
Rush University Medical Center

Family Matters Parent Training and Information Center
The mission of the Center is to empower parents and professionals to achieve the strongest possible outcomes for students with disabilities, and to enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with disabilities. Included are links that offer additional information.

Meetup: Autism Group Near You
Meetup is one of the world's largest networks of local support groups. At Meetup you can organize a local group or find one already existing in your area in the search boxes enter “Autism” and your city or ZIP code to bring up a list of support groups within 25 miles. The database is searchable by topic and geographical location. The search can further be refined by distance.

Online Support Groups
Autism Society of Illinois
This Web site includes a list of online Autism support groups in Illinois.

Support Groups in Illinois
Autism Society of Illinois(ASI)
ASI has provided this supplimental page to your local support groups

Support Groups for Children with Autism, Aspergers, PDD
Children's Disabilities & Special Needs Information
Provides an annotated list of support groups and listservs for parents of children wih autism, aspergers syndrome or pervasive developmental delay (PDD)