Support Groups

Adults with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s

Contact: Tara at or (602) 421-2215
Meets on the 2nd Saturday of every month in Tempe

Asperger Parent Network

Resource for families and professionals in the Greater Phoenix Area including family life coaching and special education advocacy services available. Monthly meetings, e-group and web site.

Contact information:
– Webpage:
– Phone: 480-759-6329
– Contact: Carolyn Warden

Autism Society of Greater Phoenix

This support group meets at three separate locations throughout the month. A Parent Mentor will be present at each meeting.

Contact Information:
– Meeting location: three locations across the Valley:

  • AZA NOW-Together with the Autism Society of Greater Phoenix, as well as the East Valley Autism Network (EVAN), the Arizona Autism Network of the West Valley will be primarily assisting families in the West Valley seek services, networking opportunities, support, community events and much much more: Autism Academy, 6810 W Thunderbird, Peoria 85381 — 2nd Thursday of each month

  • East Valley location (in partnership with East Valley Autism Society): Mi Amigo’s Mexican Restaurant, 1264 S Gilbert Rd, Mesa, AZ 85204 — 4th Tuesday of each month

  • North Valley location: Paradise Valley Community Center, 17402 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85032 — 3rd Wednesday of each month

-Current agenda:
-Contact Cynthia Macluskie at for further information.

Autism Society of Northern Arizona 

We are an organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and providing support to family members and individuals with autism spectrum disorders throughout the Northern Arizona region.

-Meetings: 3rd Wednesday of every month
-Address: NAU Institute for Human Development, Large Conference Room. You can park in one of the metered parking spots in Lot #13. Parking is free after 4:30pm.


AZ ASSIST, Inc. is a group of parents in the Greater Phoenix area who, through experience, are a wealth of information and eager to ASSIST each other through the process of our children growing up and away. Our mission is to provide education, strategies, and support related to transition into the community after high school to parents of teens and young adults on the autism spectrum and to provide transition education and create opportunities for social skill development for teens and young adults on the Autism Spectrum. 



AZ Autism Moms

AZ Autism Moms is a private closed facebook group offering support for moms (female primary caregivers) of someone with autism that have a connection to Arizona.


Arizona Autism Network of the West Valley

Arizona Autism Network of the West Valley will primarily assist families in the West Valley seek services, networking opportunities, & education resources.


Kerrie Mallory-Thompson |
Yvonne Marquez | | 623.252.1258

Arizona Autism United Parent Support Group

AZA United believes in a family-centered approach to services where parents and professionals work together to develop effective plans to help their children. The Parent Support Group is designed to provide a safe venue to speak freely about struggles as well as triumphs. Join moms and dads who are eager to make a meaningful connection. Our group is facilitated by a counselor, clinical staff, and outreach staff to bring parents together in a welcoming environment where those affected by autism can share experiences, ask questions, and receive support.

-Meetings: Last Monday of Every Month

-Address: At the AZA United’s main office, located in the Ability 360 Center, 5025 E. Washington St. Suite 212, Phoenix, AZ 85034
-Contact: Paulina Tiffany at or 602-773-5780

Connecting, Learning, and Special Education Support (Ahwatukee, Chandler, Tempe) CLASS ACT Support Group

Do you have a child with special needs? Are you looking for support and local information about schools, therapists, and social
interactions for your child? Come join other parents of special needs children for support, information, and networking.

-Meetings: 1st Tuesday of every month at 7pm
-Address: Melissa Shahʼs House, 16041 S. 27th Street Phoenix, AZ 85048 (near Chandler Blvd and 28th Street)
-Contact: Melissa Shah

Council for Jews with Special Needs

Provides a range of services.

Contact information:
– Address: 12701 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 205 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
– Webpage:
– Phone: (480)-629-5343
– Email:

Dads 4 Special Kids

A network of support, resources and encouragement by men caring for children with special needs.

Contact information:
Phone: (602) 909-5463
Contact: Ray Morris-Email:

D.A.M.E.S. (Differently Abled Mothers Empowerment Society)

D.A.M.E.S. is an empowerment society built for mothers, by mothers of differently abled children.  We offer our members community connections, online self-care tools (weekly mediations, yoga/Pilates, fitness classes), and an online monthly webinar series. 

– Webpage:

East Valley Autism Support Group for Spanish-Speakers

Group meets with experts from different fields related to autism. Group shares valuable information and offers support to families.

Contact information:
– Phone: (480) 831-1009
– Contact: Alberto Serpias
– Meets: 2nd Tuesday of each month

E.V.A.N. (East Valley Autism Network) formerly S.A.N.E. (Supporting Autism Now through Education)

Contact information:
– Address: Gilbert, AZ 85296
– Phone: (480) 782-8960
– Email:

Family Fundamentals Parent Training Program

This program is a 7-week training course for parents to learn strategies that will improve their child’s communication, socialization, and/or behavior. The class alternates between lecture-based discussions to focus on theory and individual coaching sessions to focus on implementing practical strategies.

Contact information:
– Meets: Contact for upcoming schedule
– Address: At the Arizona Autism United main office, located in the Disability Empowerment Center, 5025 E. Washington St., Suite 212, Phoenix, AZ 85034
– Email:

Fountain Hills, In Teaching Our Unique Children (FH-InTOUCH

 A support group for parents and caregivers of special needs children living in Fountain Hills.

Contact information:
– Meets: Monthly, time and day to be determined for this next school year
– Email:

Fragile X Society of Arizona

Provides information on Fragile X.

Contact information:
– Address: 3418 W. Lucia Drive Phoenix, AZ 85085
– Phone: (623) 587-7580/(602) 502-4765
– Email:
– Webpage:

GANE, Grupo de apoyo para nios especiales (West Valley)

-Address: 7102 W. Thomas Road, Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85323
-Phone: (623) 478-7277
-Contact: Gabriela Orozco

Phoenix High Functioning Autism & Asperger’s Family Support Network

High Functioning Autism & Aspergers Family Support Network-Life issues in a supportive and tolerant environment for the Phoenix area.
Meets last Thursday of each month at Scottsdale Bible church, 7601 E Shea Blvd Rm E102. It follows the school year generally. See website for exact dates as they sometimes change.

Contact Information:
– Phone: (602) 225-0052
– Email:
– Website:

Phoenix West Valley Autism Families

This Facebook support group was created for moms and dads of children with autism in the West Valley in order to connect, learn and share experiences. They hold play dates several times a month and welcome others to do the same.

SARRC’s Grandparents Group

Informational group focused on educating grandparents of children with autism. Discussion-based group meets monthly to learn from experts on autism and volunteer.

Contact information:
Phone: (602) 340-8717
Contact: Kathy Bosco

Support Group for Adults with High-Functioning Autism/Asperger’s

Contact information:
– Tempe Contact:
– Phoenix Contact: Tom at (602) 340-8717
– Tuscon Contact: Newport at, (520)770-1591

West Side Autism Support Group Sponsored by Autism Society of Greater Phoenix


Contact Information:
– Phone: (480) 940-1093
– Contact:
– Where: Wee Care Corp., 12409 W. Indian School Rd. #C306, Avondale, AZ 85396 (East of Dysart on Indian School in the Indian School Crossings Building on the south side of the road).

West Valley Autism Parent Support Group

Contact information:
– Phone: (623) 572-5289
– Contact: Shelly V.
– Email:
– Meets: 2nd Monday of each month from 7-9pm
– Location: New Life Community Church located at 8155 W Thunderbird Rd. Peoria AZ 85381.

Yuma Autism Support Group

-Address: 399 West 32nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
-Meeting Information: We generally meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm at the YRMC Corporate Center located at 399 West 32nd Street in Yuma, Az (beween Mervyn’s and Spragues). Please visit our site for more details and exact dates.