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Support Groups

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Adams County
Allegheny County
Armstrong County
Beaver County
Bedford County
Berks County
Blair County
Bradford County
Bucks County
Butler County
Cambria County
Cameron County
Carbon County
Centre County
Chester County
Clarion County
Clearfield County
Clinton County
Columbia County
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Cumberland County
Dauphin County
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Forest County
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Fulton County
Greene County
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Jefferson County
Juniata County
Lackawanna County
Lancaster County
Lawrence County
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Lehigh County
Luzerne County
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McKean County
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Montgomery County
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Philadelphia County
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Westmoreland County
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York County

Data by County

Adams County

6 support groups

Allegheny County

18 support groups

Armstrong County

8 support groups

Beaver County

8 support groups

Bedford County

6 support groups

Berks County

13 support groups

Blair County

7 support groups

Bradford County

6 support groups

Bucks County

14 support groups

Butler County

9 support groups

Cambria County

9 support groups

Cameron County

6 support groups

Carbon County

8 support groups

Centre County

10 support groups

Chester County

12 support groups

Clarion County

6 support groups

Clearfield County

6 support groups

Clinton County

6 support groups

Columbia County

9 support groups

Crawford County

7 support groups

Cumberland County

11 support groups

Dauphin County

10 support groups

Delaware County

14 support groups

  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

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  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 25

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Parent Support Group

    A parent support group through Kaleidoscope.

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  • Sibshops

    A support group for the siblings of children with special medical or developmental needs and challenges. The Sibshops model takes a wellness approach, providing opportunities for brothers and sisters of children with special needs to obtain peer support and education within a recreational context.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    In Pennsylvania, the Parent to Parent model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent, and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been there. Connecting parents who have children with similar disabilities within their community.

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  • New Horizons Club: Creating a Social World for Adults with Asperger Syndrome

    New Horizons is a club that offers facilitated opportunities for adults to socialize, connect with their communities, and work toward independent living.

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  • JCHAI Transitions

    JCHAI (Judith Creed Horizons for Achieving Independence) offers their Transitions Program for young adults ages 18 to 35. Transitions provides social and educational programming during weekday evening classes as well as weekend trips into the community. The goal is to foster greater independence, promote positive social skills, and expose members to a myriad of cultural and enriching opportunities.

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  • GRASP of Greater Philadelphia

    If you are an adult with Asperger’s Syndrome, ASD, PDD-NOS, or HFA and want to meet others with shared experiences in a friendly and supportive environment you’ve come to the right place!

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  • Garnet Valley Autism Spectrum Support Group

    Support group for parents and has social activities during the month for the kids as well.

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  • Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

    ASAN chapters engage in advocacy work around the collective concept of self-advocacy. ASAN chapters also address individual forms of self-advocacy, as well as help build a community of autistic adults in the areas in which they operate.

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  • Autism Connection of Pennsylvania

    Autism Connection of Pennsylvania is a lifeline for families and individuals affected by autism providing education, advocacy, and support.

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  • ASCEND

    ASCEND Group Inc., the Asperger and Autism Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2001. It was launched by parents of children with Asperger Syndrome (AS) as a means to create a community of people who are concerned about the many ways that AS and other Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect children and adults and their families in the home, at school, and in every area of their lives.

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  • ASA Greater Philadelphia

    The Greater Philadelphia Autism Society was established in 1977 by a dedicated group of parents with a strong desire to band together and be a united voice to represent individuals with autism spectrum disorders and spread awareness. This has been continued throughout the years.

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Elk County

6 support groups

Erie County

12 support groups

Fayette County

6 support groups

Forest County

6 support groups

Franklin County

10 support groups

Fulton County

7 support groups

Greene County

8 support groups

Huntingdon County

6 support groups

Indiana County

6 support groups

Jefferson County

6 support groups

Juniata County

7 support groups

Lackawanna County

7 support groups

Lancaster County

17 support groups

Lawrence County

9 support groups

Lebanon County

5 support groups

Lehigh County

12 support groups

Luzerne County

5 support groups

Lycoming County

7 support groups

McKean County

4 support groups

Mercer County

6 support groups

Mifflin County

9 support groups

Monroe County

6 support groups

Montgomery County

14 support groups

Montour County

7 support groups

Northampton County

7 support groups

  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Easton Area Parent Support Group

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  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 20

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

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  • TIP: Together It's Possible at Kirkridge

    TIP — Together It’s Possible — is a group of families dreaming of and working toward new possibilities for cognitively challenged young adults living in the Slate Belt of northeastern Pennsylvania. TIP (Together Its Possible) is an initiative of Kirkridge Retreat Center that supports families and young adults through the challenges of transition toward adulthood. As a grass roots organization, we are developing social enterprises, offering advocacy and educational opportunities for families struggling with the challenges of disabilities in rural northeastern Pennsylvania. Our ultimate goal is to create transitional opportunities and create micro-businesses that enable young people with intellectual disabilities to live dignified and enriching lives in a rural community.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    In Pennsylvania, the Parent to Parent model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent, and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been there. Connecting parents who have children with similar disabilities within their community.

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  • Lehigh Valley Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism Parent Support Group

    This is an online, closed Facebook support group. This group does have events as needed, which are posted on the Facebook page. The group is for sharing ideas, events, and struggles of parenting a child with Sensory Processing Disorder and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Northumberland County

8 support groups

Perry County

5 support groups

  • JCHAI Support Group for Parents/Caregivers of Adults (17+) with Disabilities

    Parents/Caregivers from all over Pennsylvania are welcome to join! Free and virtual.

    View Support Group
  • Thrive for Hope - Virtual Support Group

    Thrive for Hope is for youth and young adults between the ages of 16-29 across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  They invite you to join in the journey, through a peer ran support group for youth and young adults.

    View Support Group
  • Right to Education Task Force: IU 15

    The Local Task Force membership consists of parents and family members of children with disabilities, local IU representatives, local MH / ID office, the Local Arc, area school districts and charter schools, and additional agency outreach programs.

    View Support Group
  • UCP Sibshops

    Sibshops are designed as a support and recreational program for children ages 6-12 years, who have a brother or sister with a disability. School-age and teen peer support within an environment that emphasizes a "kids-eye-view." Sibshops are not therapy.

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  • Parent to Parent of PA

    In Pennsylvania, the Parent to Parent model is a one-to-one match between an experienced, mentor parent, called a peer support parent, and a parent seeking individualized support from another parent who has been there. Connecting parents who have children with similar disabilities within their community.

    View Support Group

Pike County

6 support groups

Potter County

4 support groups

Schuylkill County

7 support groups

Snyder County

7 support groups

Somerset County

7 support groups

Sullivan County

4 support groups

Susquehanna County

4 support groups

Tioga County

5 support groups

Union County

7 support groups

Venango County

4 support groups

Warren County

5 support groups

Washington County

8 support groups

Wayne County

6 support groups

Westmoreland County

7 support groups

Wyoming County

8 support groups

York County

12 support groups