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Where do I start ... 

Every family who has received an autism diagnosis has asked this same question. Where do we start? The Autism Society - The Heartland is here to help you get started on your journey. Laughing

Support Groups - We offer a variety of support groups in the KC metro area that can be found under the 'Events' menu above. We have support groups in Wyandotte County, Johnson County and Kansas City, MO.

The people who run and attend these groups have been down the path you are starting on and are great resources for information and support. Our support groups offer time to network with other parents, gather information from our guest speakers and create an opportunity to meet new friends. It is a safe environment to ask questions and get support. To find out more about the Support Groups, call us at 913-706-0042 or email us at info@asaheartland.org.

Saturday Seminars - These are workshop-type meetings held on Saturdays to help our families and individuals with ASD. Keep an eye on our Events page or on Facebook for the monthly topic.

Lending Library - Come out to our office located in Regnier Hall on the KU Edwards Campus and look at our Lending Library books that will help you on your journey. Many of the books have been donated by Autism Asperger Publishing Company.

Kansas City Autism Providers List - The Autism Society-The Heartland in conjuction with other area support groups has published a list of providers in our area. The list includes services ranging from speech-language pathology to ABA providers to dentistry and even photography. Want a copy of the list? Email your request to ashofficeasst@gmail.com

Social Media -- Our Facebook page is a great place to interact with other families on the spectrum. If you use Twitter or Instagram, you will see short posts there as well. Either of these places is a great way to interact with other parents on the same journey. 

The 'Resources' menu above has a wide variety of local, state and national website links and a Products and Software page with great ideas for therapeutic items like weighted blankets and software for self-help and therapy management.

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