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Support and Social Groups 

 

Currently Autism Society - The Heartland offers Support Groups in the following areas:

Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS - are held the third Thursday of every month, 6 to 8pm
Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center, 1708 N. 55th Street (just south of 55th & Parallel), Kansas City, KS    
Childcare is provided.

Johnson County, Overland Park, KS - held the fourth Thursday of every month, 6:30pm to 8pm
2017 NEW LOCATION Autism Society the Heartland office, KU Edwards Campus, Reiner Hall Rm 270
12600 S Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS    
Childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. 
 
East Central Kansas Support Group - held the last Monday of every month, 6:30pm to 8pm 
Trojan Elementary, 1901 Parker, Osawatomie, KS 
Support group serving Paola, Osawatomie, Louisburg, Central Heights, LaCygne, Garnett, Jayhawk Lynn and Pleasanton. (except holidays)  
Childcare is provided, however you MUST RSVP for childcare so there are enough volunteers to assist. 
 

*** The North Kansas City Support Group, Eastern Jackson County Support Group and Sedgwick County Support Group are no longer meeting. Unfortunately due to the need for a facilitator or lack of attendence we will not be hosting a support group in these areas at this time. If interested in becoming a facilitator, please contact us at 913-706-0042 or info@asaheartland.org.

AWARE- Adults with Autism Recreational Events
AWARE is a social group for adults with autism (age 18+) who are able to participate in group events with minimal support or supervision.We meet for monthly low cost events throughout the metropolitan Kansas City area. Attendees should expect to provide their own transportation to events.
 

Alpha SisterHood Sorority - Dates TBD
This is a new social group for ladies 16 and over with ASD, we have educational meetings on topics that are of interest to those attending and create social events.

TWEEN Game nights - (VOLUNTEER NEEDED TO RUN)
Monthly  Tween Game Nights- keep an eye on the website for dates, times and locations- these events are random throughtout the month. If you are interested in hosting a TWEEN night please let us know.
 

TEEN Game Night - (VOLUNTEER NEEDED TO RUN)
Teen game nights are for individuals with autism that are 13 to 17 years old. Board or card games only that are non-violent. This is volunteer lead by a parent, no staff is on hand, please provide chaperone if needed. Siblings or Peers are encouraged to attend as well. These events are currently being held at our office- check events calendar for dates and times.

Saturday Seminar Workshops
Many of our members can not make it out to our week night support groups so we have added Saturday Seminars to focus on specific topics and create a workshop format. These are free events for members as part of your membership benefit. Keep and eye on our website for future Saturday Workshops.

Support Group Meetings are for parents, caregivers, individuals or family members. These meetings typically have a guest speaker and then time to network with other attendees. Meetings are a safe environment for individuals to come together and share with others. If you are a Service Provider and would like to present at one of the meetings please contact info@asaheartland.org to get connected with a Support Group Leader to arrange a presentation.