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Greater Philadelphia Autism Society

Greater Philadelphia Autism Society

P.O. Box 60159
King of Prussia, Pa 19406-0159
Info Line: 610-358-5256

Autism Society 
4340 East-West Hwy, Suite 350
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
1 (800) 328-8476
Website: http://www.autism-society.org

Variety Club

Website: http://www.varietyphila.org/serve/autism-initiative/

Autism Services, Education, Research and Training (ASERT) Regional Centers

These regional collaborations have been established by the Pa Bureau of Autism Services to improve regional access to quality services and interventions, provide information and support to families, train professionals in best practices and facilitate collaboration among providers of services throughout the commonwealth.

ASERT Contact Information:

PA ASERT Eastern Region
Director – Peter Doehring, Ph.D.

PA ASERT Central Region
Director - Shiyoko Cothren, M.H.A.

PA ASERT Western Region
Director - John McGonigle, Ph.D.

Autism / PDD Support Groups

Bucks County

Sharing and Caring

Sharing and Caring of Bucks County meets on the 2nd Thursday at 7:00PM in the Education Bldg., St. Vincent De Paul Church in Richboro, meeting September to May, nine times a year.

For directions, visit http://www.svdp-richboro.org/directions.htm

The Sibshop, a sibling support group, ages 7+ is conducted by a social worker who specializes in counseling for families with special needs children. Current membership includes parents with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information, visit our website at www.sharingcaringbuckscounty.org, or by email at info@sharingcaringbuckscounty.org.

Autism Spectrum Support Group

This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at: Hampton Preferred Real Estate, Inc.,696 Second Street Pk., Richboro, PA 18954.
Information about the group: This is a support group for parents and families that have a child with Autism / Aspergers/Pervasive Developmental Disorders (you do not have to live in Bucks Co. to be part of this group-anyone is welcome!) This is a chance to talk to other parents working with similar issues. During our meetings, parents can discuss the topics that pertain to their child. For more information contact Theresa Lux at tlux2@verizon.net.
Please join our yahoo online site at: www.bucksautism.com

Bucks County Autism Support Coalition

The Bucks County Autism Support Coalition is a community-based group focused on maximizing the personal development of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. This group is comprised of educators for local school districts and intermediate units, mental health professionals, physicians, behavior specialists, and parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For more information call: 267-885-4500 or visit our site: http://www.bcasc.org

Autism Spectrum Support Group

Bio Med & nutritional focus Meets at the Goodnoe Elementary School monthly (2nd Wed. 7-9PM) For more info contact Theresa Lux at: eljoco99@comcast.net

Penn Foundation Autism Family Support Center

Debra Springer (215)453-5178

Chester County

Chester County ASD Support Group

Coordinator: Jane Thurston
Website: http://chestercountyasdsupportgroup.com/

Delaware County

Delco Family P.A.S.S. (PDD/Autism Spectrum Support)

Meetings take place in the Fall and Spring in Delaware County and we operate a Yahoo Group parents-only listserv. For more information, please contact Penny Starr-Ashton at 484-469-0459 or through our website: www.delcofamilypass.com

Montgomery County

ASD Support Group

Meets monthly in Gilbertsville area, but times and places vary each month. Contact: Kristina Rhodes at 610-310-2537 KRhodes4941@yahoo.com for meeting dates and times.
Norristown Autism Support Group

Meets monthly September through June at Variety's Camp & Development Center near the intersection of Rts. 363 & 73. Contact Cindi Sharma at (610)584-4366 x1044

Upper Dublin --Special Education Advisory Council (SPEAC)Autism Committe

For more information visit their website or contact them at SPEACofUD@yahoogroups.com http://www.speacofud.org/

ASCEND Group, Inc. PO Box 2097, Media PA, 19063
Free adult social group and free parents of adults group meet monthly. Additionally we organize meet-ups for all ages. You do not have to be an ASCEND member to attend our events. For a full list of our events please visit our website. Contact us via email or 610/449-6776

Exceptional Families of Exceptional Children
Email- exceptionalfamiliesandchildren@gmail.com
Website- www.exceptionalfamiliesofexceptionalchildren.org
Phone- 267-980-2869 or 215-630-3760
Address- 129 Ashley Way  Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462
Contact-Amanda Klein

Philadelphia County

Autism Sharing and Parenting

www.autismsharingandparenting.org Renee Henderson 215-413-7106 2 locations: Center for Autism and Community Behavioral Health 8th & Market Sts., 7th fl.

WEST PHILA P.A.C.S. Parents of Autistic Children

Roberta Bellamy 215-472-2764 Huey Elementary School 52nd & Pine

PEEA Project Elijah Empowering Autism

Eric D. Williams Sr. elijah@peea.org 267- 258-8687 William A. Sayre High School 58th & Walnut St. West Philly

Philadelphia Autism Network/Elwyn Seeds


Autism-Related Support Groups:

Philadelphia Interagency Coordinating Council

www.philadelphiaicc.org 215-731-2464

Philadelphia Right to Education Task Force


Special Parents of Exceptional Children

Jean McCoubrey,  jean.mccoubrey@gmail.com , 215-913-9027 Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia

Best Nest

Dina Mitchellor Diane Jackson 215-546-8060

Kensington Spanish-English Hotline



215-923-3349 Comar Inc. 3825 Whitaker Ave. Phila, Pa 19124


(Spanish-English) www.huneinc.org helpline 215-425-5112

Hearts for Autism

Robin Schwoyer 267-231-7585 robin@well-th.com

Holy Terror STARS

Cindy Hinchey, 215-331-9876, John Perzel Community Center 2990 St. Vincent St. Phila, Pa


Ilona i_naroditskaya@yahoo.com 267-992-8802

Community Council Parent Support Group

This is a support group for all developmental disabilities. There are a number of families involved who have children with autism/PDD. Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7-9PM at 5120 Chestnut St., Philadelphia. For more information, call Almeata at (215) 473-8744.

E-Mail Group for Dads

The Delaware Autism Society has formed a Dads' e-group, for fathers who have children with autism. The group is an extension of the Autism Society conference presentation, "For Dads Only". Hopes to be a valuable asset to the autism community, and offer ideas, support and information to all the Dads out there.

Last Modified: October 28 2017