ONGOING MONTHLY MEETINGS IN TEXAS

This list is taken from the Texas-Autism-Advocacy Yahoo group.  It is put together by Michelle Guppy, and used with permission

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ONGOING MONTHLY SUPPORT MEETINGS

ADD/LD Parent Support Group of Collin County
2nd and 4th Tuesdays
7-9pm
First United Methodist Church of Allen
601 Greenville Avenue
Allen, TX 75013
Shirli Salter - SSCaroline@aol.com
Group's purpose is to provide a nurturing, supportive environment for our parents where
ideas and information can be exchanged.

Arc of Greater Houston Parent Support Groups
2nd Monday 11:30-1pm
2nd Tuesday 7-8:30pm
3737 Dacoma, Houston, TX
713-957-1600

Asperger Syndrome Educational Support Group
This support group is for parents of AS children and others who are interested in learning
about this syndrome.
2nd Monday of each month at 7pm
First Christian Church, Denton, TX
972-539-7446, 940-440-9959

Asperger Syndrome and Related Disorder Support Group
Meetings are open to parents and professionals interested in AS and related disorders.
General Meeting: 1st Thursday of every month at 12 noon.
The Parenting Cottage, Lubbock, TX
Social meetings: every other month on Tuesday at 6:30pm, contact DeAnn for location
806-795-4639

Autism Society of Greater Austin Monthly Coffee and Networking
Last Wednesday of the Month
Le Madeleine's in the Arboretum
Great Hills Trail and 183 S
9:30am
528-0011

Autism Support Group
4th Tuesday of the Month
San Antonio, TX "Any Baby Can Office"
210-227-0170

Bay Area Community Resource Meetings
3rd Thursday of the month, 8:30am
Bay Area United Way Service Center
281-282-6038

Brazos Valley Autism Support Group
1st Monday of every month at 7pm
Family Support Network
219 North Main Street, Suite 203
Bryan, TX 77803
Childcare provided unitl 8pm
Carolyn Cordes clcordes@yahoo.com

Collin County Autism Society
1st Tuesday of every month
Plano, TX
214-925-2722

Coppell Special Education Parents Support Group
A positive proactive support group designed to provide information, education, and most
importantly - support to parents, educators, and community representatives.
1st Tuesday and 3rd Thursday of the month
EveryBody Fits Gym
Coppell, TX (D/FW area of Dallas County)
<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/CoppellSpEdParentsSupportGroup/>
amy.sosa@verizon.net 972-462-9265

Cottonwood Creek Baptist Church, Allen, TX
1st Sunday of each month from 12:30-2
Childcare is provided.
Once a month pizza fellowship for parents of special needs children, along with a sibling
support group that meets at the same time.
Amy Allen - brettnamy@juno.com

Dallas Asperger Network for all PDD's - DANISH
Meets 4th Thursday of the month.
Richardson, TX First United Methodist Church
Contact merinance4@aol.com www.aspergerinfo.org

Down Syndrome Guild of Dallas Board Meeting
2nd Monday of the Month
7-9pm
214-267-1374, president@downsyndromedallas.com
www.downsyndromedallas.com

Easter Seals of Greater Dallas
Massage Class for Special Needs Children
3rd Wednesday of month - 10-11:30am
Carrollton, TX Trinity Center
Lisa 972-394-8900 jgray@easterseals.com

Families for Autism Support and Awareness
2nd Wednesday of the month from 6:30-8pm
Laredo, TX 956-763-6044

Familias hispanas del Arc
Saturday Contact Mercedes for dates
713-869-9582

Family to Family Clear Lake
1st monday of month
United Way Service Center
281-538-4555, 281-286-2902

Family to Family Network of Collin County
For families with children of all types of special needs or chronic illnesses.
3rd Thursday of each month during the school year.
Dallas, TX Christ Episcopal Church
713-466-6304

Family to Family Network of Houston
Families and friends of children with disabilities and or chronic illness working together.
1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm
www.familytofamilynetwork.org
F2FLeslie@sbcglobal.net
713-466-6304

FEAT-Houston, Inc.
2nd Thursday of odd numbered months 7-9pm
Call FEAT at 281-348-7067 www.feathouston.org

Greater Houston Chapter of the Autism Society of America
2nd Saturday of month - 10am
University of Texas Mental Sciences Institute
Call 713-513-7575

Houston Parent Information Network
1st Monday of the month
Children's Museum 11a-1p
Call 713-926-2580, 713-743-5592

LATCH, Lending Assistance to Challenged Homeschoolers
2nd Monday of each month at 7pm
Klein United Methodist Church
281-355-7014

Mental Retardation Planning Advisory Council
1st Tuesday of the month, 10am
Houston, TX 3110 Southwest Freeway
Dee Hall 713-970-7150

NAMI-CAN Family Support Group
A support group for families or caregivers whose children or adolescents live with a
neurobiological brain disorder.
First Tuesday of every month
Fort Worth, TX The Child Study Center
817-485-7936 marswart@swbell.net

North Dallas Friendship Group
Social gatherings for high-functioning kids - age 8-16.
Meets every Wednesday at 3pm.
googhaly@aol.com

North Dallas Play Group
Weekly social gatherings for kids age 3-12.
Meets every Friday at 1pm.
googhaly@aol.com

Parent support group for those with children who have special needs. We meet for the
benefit of spiritual strenghtening and practical support.
Meetings are the last Saturday of every month from 3-5pm
Carrollton, TX at the DFW Church of Christ
ajryland@earthlink.net Anissa 214-766-6401

Parents Educating Parents
3rd Monday of the month 9:15am
The Woodlands United Methodist Church
936-273-0029, parentsedparents@aol.com

Parents Mentoring Parents
1st Thursday evening of each month from Oct-Dec
6:30-8pm Bluebonnet Room at the Rita & Truiett Smith Library
Wylie, TX
wylie.ann@verizon.net

Parents of Children with Autism
A variety of speakers on different issues related to Autism.
Childcare is not provided.
Meetings: Last Saturday of each month.
10a-12:00p
Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
3018 Beltline Road, Mesquite, TX
Lisa 214-632-6320

PDD/IDA
4th Tuesday except in December - 7pm
St. Francis Episcopal Church
Call Gina 713-660-0944
www.pddida.org, info@pddida.org

San Antonio Autism Society Meetings
Every 3rd Saturday of the Month
San Antonio, TX Northside Church of Christ
210-308-8752 www.sanantonioautism.org

Southlake Parents Autism Advocacy Group
Meets 3rd Wednesday at 8:30am
Southlake, TX The Corner Bakery
Nina nsnorman@charter.net

S.P.A.N - South Plains Autism Network
Meets 4th Tuesday - 6:30-8pm during the Texas Tech School Year. Goal is to assist
families by offering educational seminars, support group meetings, information on
community resources, and much more.
806-743-5660 x 232
Lubbock, TX
www.educ.ttu.edu/edsp/burkhartproject/span.htm

Special Kids - Special Parents
(Pearland)
3rd Tuesday of the month
Sablatura Middle School Library
7pm

Texas Gulf Coast Chapter - ASA
2nd Tuesday of each month except December
7-9pm
Bay Area United Way Service Center
1300 Bay Area Blvd - Upstairs Conference Room A
Kim Lindquist - kimbo77571@yahoo.com
www.asa-tgcc.org

The ARC of Texoma
2nd Monday of each month
Lbasinger@texoma.cog.tx.us

The Attention Deficit Disorders Association Southern Region
The Northwest Chapter meets at Foundry United Methodist Church
8350 Jones Road, Room 205 in Houston, TX
2nd Tuesday of Month
Beth - 281-855-4478, 281-897-0982

The Autism Society of Collin County
Support/Networking
3rd Monday of the month
214-925-2722

The Autism Society of Greater Tarrant County
3rd Tuesday of every month
Child Study Center 6:30pm
Fort Worth, TX
<http://www.asgtc.org>

The Autism Society of Southeast Texas
Serving Jasper, Tyler, Newton, Hardin, Jefferson, Organge, and Chambers counties.
Meets the 2nd Monday of every month.
7-8:30pm
Even months meet at the Beaumont Junior Forum - Beaumont, TX
Odd months meet at the Region V Education Service Center in Silsbee, TX
Lisa 409-385-9576
aggiesarewe1212@aol.com

The Village Parent Council, The Village Learning Center, Inc.
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month from 10a-12p
The Village Learning Center, Kingwood, TX
Kim 281-358-6172

TxABA Autism Special Interest Group
1st Wednesday of each month
University of Houston Central Campus
David, 281-239-1127, david.whitcher@texanamhmr.com