Autism Support Center – Autism Parent Support Groups

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Contact Information

Northeast Arc
Contact: Sarah Wilsey, Family Services
Email Address:
Phone: 978-777-9135
Alternate Phone: 800-728-8476
Fax: 978-762-3980

100 Independence Way Suite N116E Danvers, MA 01923
Area Served: Northeast

Map Location Autism Support Center - Autism Parent Support Groups


The Autism Support Center provides support groups for parents of children with autism and related disorders.

ASC Sponsored; Target Group:  Mandarin-speaking parents.
Acton Memorial Library, 486 Main St (Rt. 27) Acton; bi-monthly meetings TBA; Parent facilitator:  Wen Li
Contact ASC at 978-777-9135

ASC sponsored; Target Group:  Grandparents
6 Southside Road, Danvers; 3rd Mondays, 10-11:30 am
Contact facilitator Susan Gilroy at 978-624-2302

AANE/ASC sponsored; Adults with Asperger’s
Pizza and Game Night
6 Southside Road, Danvers, 1st Thursday, 6-8 pm
$12 for pizza, salad, dessert, beverage. Prior registration required.
Facilitator:  Gail Kastorf, 617-393-3824

AANE/ASC sponsored; Target Group: Parents of adults with Asperger’s
6 Southside Rd, Danvers; 2nd Thursdays, 6:30 to 8pm
Facilitator: Gail Kastorf, 617-393-3824
Fee: $90 for 6 sessions, $45 for 2nd parent of same adult

ASC sponsored; Target Group: Parents of children under 5
6 Southside Road, Danvers; 3rd Thursday, 5:30-7pm
Contact: Gloria Ricardi Castillo at 978-624-2301

ASC/AANE sponsored; Target Group: Adults (18+) with Asperger’s syndrome
6 Southside Road, Danvers; 3RD Thursdays,  6:45 to 8:00pm
Contact facilitator Gail Kastorf at 617-393-3824

ASC sponsored; Target Group: Spanish-speaking parents of children with disabilities
Community Action Program, 112 East Haverhill St., Lawrence; 2nd Friday,  9:30-11:30am
Contact facilitator Gloria Castillo at 978-624-2301

ASC sponsored; Target Group: Parents of children with ASD
Newburyport 5 Cents Savings Bank, State St, Newburyport; 2nd Thurs., 7 p.m. Parent facilitator: Nancy Lucier
Contact: Susan Gilroy at 978-624-2302

Service Types

  • Family Support

Program Type

  • Support Groups

Populations Served

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Developmental Disability

Ages Served

  • 3 - 4
  • 5 - 8
  • 9 - 13
  • 14 - 18
  • 19 - 22
  • 23 – 59

Accessibility Features

  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Medical Needs
  • Wheelchair Ramps

Additional Information

  • Fees: Free Service, Personal Funds