Parent Associations & Support

Find contact information for a variety of organizations dedicated to assisting and providing resources to families affected by autism and other special education needs.

ASD Parent Support Group - East Bay

A parent to parent support group which offers a forum for families to share information and learn with families in similar situations.
Contact Michelle Singh at michelle.ryansmom@gmail.com.

Autism Family Support Project

A parent group run through We Care Service for Children. Provides parent to parent support as well as parent education meetings.

2191 Kirker Pass Rd.
Concord, CA 94521
(925) 671-0777

Autism Society of America (ASA)

This national group has many local chapters, and is an organization dedicated to raising and allocating funds to address the many unanswered questions about autism.

(800) 3-AUTISM

Autism Spectrum Disorder Parent Support Group

A parent group with monthly guest speakers, dedicated to keeping parents informed of issues relevant to autism spectrum disorders. The group meets monthly at the Barnes & Noble in Walnut Creek.

CARE Parent Network

CARE provides family support, resources, & training for families of children with special needs.

1340 Arnold Dr., Suite 115
Martinez, CA 94553
(925) 313-0999

Cerebal Palsy Guide

A national support organization that provides information regarding cerebral palsy symptoms, treatment, therapy and more. It is our mission to advocate on behalf of families impacted by this movement disorder.

121 South Orange Avenue Suite 1450
Orlando, FL 32801
888-908-4261

Family Resource Network

FRN provides a variety of support, training, and resources for Alameda County parents of children who are on the Autism spectrum.

5232 Claremont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 547-7322

Friends of Children with Special Needs

FCSN provides support groups and educational seminars for adults while children are divided by age groups and participate in various classes.
Contact Deepak Wilson, at wilson@centillium.com.

2300 Peralta Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94538

Special Kids Parent Support Group

An East Contra Costa County parent support group with monthly educational/support meetings for parents with special needs kids. The first hour is devoted to an educational presentation by a guest speaker, and the second hour is for parent to parent support. 
Contact Lisa McBride at lisamcb@spkids.org.

Special Needs Network (SNN)

A non-profit organization, SNN's mission is to raise public awareness of developmental disabilities and to impact public policy, while providing education and resources to families, children and adults. SNN serves as a link between underserved communities and mainstream developmental disability organizations and governmental institutions, which often fail to address issues specific to these communities.

(213) 389-7100

Support for Families of Children with Disabilities

SFCD offers a wide variety of support groups as well as educational workshops, quarterly family gatherings, and parent mentors.

2601 Mission St., 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 920-5040

The Father's Circle

The Father's Circle provides a forum for men with special needs kids to share information, resources, and their own personal experiences with each other. Meetings are held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pleasanton.
Contact Tom Sepull at thefatherscircle@gmail.com.