Support, Networking, and Meet Up Groups

Whether a sibling, a parent, a family member or a friends, you can gather with others who understand the unique challenges of having a loved one with a disability.


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Sibshops offers an opportunity for brothers and sisters of children with intellectual disabilities to get peer support and education within a recreational context. The program will include a fun mix of information, games, activities, and discussion. Click here to download a registration form. For more information contact contact Meghan Murphy, Coordinator of Leisure Services at 314-817-2250.

Adults with Asperger Syndrome Meet Up Group

Meet other adults with Asperger Syndrome and their friends and allies for a monthly dinner meet up. Meets the 2nd Friday of the month from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., locations vary. For more information, please contact contact Beth Moeller, Director of Community Living at 314-817-2271.

Adult Siblings

Connect with other siblings of individuals with disabilities to get information, support, and tools to advocate with their brothers and sisters. Event dates and times vary. For more information, please contact Sharon Spurlock, Director Family Supports, at 314-817-2222.

Caregivers of People with Asperger Syndrome

This group is open to all caregivers who care for someone with Asperger Syndrome or a similar diagnosis. Meets the 3rd Saturday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. For more information, please contact Sharon Spurlock, Director Family Supports, at 314-817-2222.

Caregivers of Adults Who Are 40-years-old and Older

Meet caregivers supporting a person with a disability who is 40-years-old or older, and get resources for changes that may occur as you and your family member age.  Meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. For more information, please contact Sharon Spurlock, Director Family Supports, at 314-817-2222.

Counseling

Providing individual and group counseling to teenagers, adults, and their families. For more information, please contact Barbara Stewart, Individual and Family Counselor.

Dads Group

Get together in an informal setting with other dads who understand the unique challenges of raising a child with a disability. Locations and time vary. For more information, please contact Mark Keeley, President and CEO, at 314-817-2280.

Unless otherwise noted, all groups meet at the St. Louis Arc Centene Family Center located at 1177 N. Warson Road, St. Louis, MO 63132. Advance registration is required.

Launch

Launch is a support group for families of young adults who have the potential to live and work in the community, but face barriers to success. Event dates and times vary. For more information, please contact Sharon Spurlock, Director Family Supports, at 314-817-2222.

Parents of Daughters with Autism

Join caregivers of girls who have an autism diagnosis to share your unique parenting experiences and gain valuable connections and resources. Event dates and times vary.  For more information please contact, Ann Mangelsdorf, Assistant Director of Family Support & Advocacy, at 314-817-2275.

Transition Families Support Group

A support group for caregivers of teens with intellectual and development disabilities. Bring a lunch and speak with other families who are planning for life after high school. The group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month from noon to 1:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Sharon Spurlock, Director Family Supports, at 314-817-2222. Download notes from our last meeting.

Download the Summer 2017 Leisure Times and Registration Form for a complete schedule of activities.