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Get Involved - Support Groups

Friendship Island

The "Friendship Island" group for adolescents ages 12-18 on the autism spectrum, will meet Friday, Jan. 19 and Fri., Feb. 2 from 6-9 PM at the Royal Ball Run Headquarters, 331 4th Street West, Milan, Illinois. Caregivers who would like for their child to participate in this fun social group may enroll by contacting Alli Haskill allisonhaskill@augustana.edu or 309-794-7388. This endeavor is made possible by support from the Autism Society of the Quad Cities, the Royal Ball Run for Autism, and the Augustana College Communication Sciences and Disorders program. 

New social skills group for adolescents begins December 15

Announcing a new Friendship Group for Preteens & Teens on the Autism Spectrum. Read more...

Autism Moms' Support Group

Autism Support Group for Moms will be meeting the last Thursday of each month 6:30-7:30pm at the Royal Ball office, 331 4th Street West, Milan, IL 61264.  Not necessarily an educational meeting or specific topics but the purpose of meetings being more "Emotional support, resource referrals and autism connections."  Whether your family is new to the autism journey or interested in just chatting with other Moms that "Get it" Message Anne Holtan or Tammy Kerno with any questions and check out the ASQC Facebook page.

Young Adult Support Group

Contact Dr. Theresa Schlabach (563) 333-6279 or SchlabachTheresa@sau.edu St. Ambrose University 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport, Iowa 52804
Social support group for young adults with autism. It is called the YES! Support Group (Young, Exuberant, Spectrumites). It meets the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with locations changing depending on the activity. There is no charge to attend.

Autism Society hosts support meetings in Illinois Quad-Cities

The Autism Society of the Quad Cities will host monthly support and education meetings for Illinois members and other interested people on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. The meetings will begin in January at the Butterworth Center, 1105 8th St., Moline, Ill. For more information, call Cheryl or Rick Ramirez at (309) 764-0106 or (800) 813-0392. Purpose of meetings: Emotional support, resource referrals and connections for Individual Education Plans (IEP) assistance.