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Support Groups and Social Groups 

 

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

Johnson County, Overland Park, KS  held the 2nd Wednesday of every month, 6:00-7:00 p.m.   Autism Society the Heartland office, KU Edwards Campus, Reigner Hall Rm 270A, 12600 S Quivira Rd, Overland Park, KS.   Childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. Contact Brittany Mitchelson for more information. Brittany's email is brittany@inspireaba.com
 
KCMO, Kansas City, Missouri held the 2nd Friday of every month, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. 
KCMO Public Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St. Kansas City, MO 64112. Children are welcome BUT childcare will NOT be provided at this meeting. Contact Katherine Rucker for more information. Katherine's email is myloves5000@gmail.com
 
North Oak Support Group - held the 2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Community America Credit Union, 9310 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64155. Childcare is not provided. Contact Jessica Whalan-Hammond for more information. Jessica's email is jltam0709@gmail.com
 
Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS - are held the third Thursday of every month, 6:00 p.m.  to 7:30 p.m. Kansas City Kansas Early Childhood Center, 1708 N. 55th Street (just south of 55th & Parallel), Kansas City, Kansas    Childcare is provided. Contact Jonathan Goering for more information. Jonathan's email is jhgoering@sbcglobal.net
 
 
*** The North Kansas City Support Group, East Central Kansas Support Group, Eastern Jackson County and  Sedgwick County Support Groups are no longer meeting. Unfortunately, due to the need for a facilitator or lack of attendance, 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.
 
AWARE-Art Classes at the Nelson-Atkins Museum Classes are for adults (18+) on the spectrum. Classes are free; however, registration is required. Enroll at nelson-atkins.org.
 
 

 
 
Game Night
 
The next GAME NIGHT is scheduled for Wednesday, February 6 at 7:00 pm. The event will take place at Trumpet Behavioral Health, 7001 W. 79th Street, Overland Park, KS 66204. This event is for those on the spectrum, ages 9-17.
 

 

 


 

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. Beginning October 2018, our Saturday Seminars will be held the Second Saturday of each month. Please check our calendar for the location and topic each month.

Support Group Meetings are for parents, caregivers, individuals or family members. These meetings may or may not have a guest speaker. There will be 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.