Eastern Region - Support Groups

Williamsburg Group
Meets on the last Thursday of each month (with exception of July, August & December), 7:30-9 pm, at King of Glory Church & School, 4897 Long Hill Road in Williamsburg. For more information or childcare, contact Fran Pinizzotto, (757) 259-0710; email: fran@peninsulaautism.org

Autism Society, Tidewater
Serving the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake and Suffolk
President: Joanna Bryant, (757) 461-4474
Mailing Address: Endependence Center Bldg, 6300 E. Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502
Information and Referral: Jennifer Dilday, (757) 461-4474, tasa@tidewaterasa.org
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Autism Network for Hearing & Visually Impaired Persons
This is a data bank project to establish a network for those with autism combined with a hearing or visual disability, and encourage the development of centers to diagnose and evaluate individuals with these disorders. This is a totally parent-run network.
Contact: Dolores and Alan Bartel
7510 Ocean Front Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757)428-9036

Through a network of regional peer-run support groups and an online discussion group, GRASP helps adults and teens across the country. GRASP also offers support to family members and clinicians, through an online discussion group. Regional Meeting in Virginia Beach
Contact: Cathy Collins ccollins19@verizon.net

Hampton Roads Parents of Children With Autism
Contact: Joy Spencer


Hampton Roads Asperger / Autism Support Group (est 2005)
Text or Call 218-6507 or email hamptonrdsnetwork@gmail.com
Events for all ages.


Military Support Group

MUMS: National Parent-to-Parent Network
MUMS is a national Parent-to-Parent organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition. Its main purpose is to provide support to parents in the form of a networking system that matches them with other parents whose children have the same or similar condition. Through a database of over 8,000 families covering over 1,600 disorders, very rare syndromes or conditions can be matched. Parents can then exchange valuable medical information, as well as the names of doctors, clinics and medical resources or research programs. MUMS also connects parents with support groups dealing with their child’s specific disability or assist them in forming a group.
Parents Only: (1-877) 336-5333; Email: mums@netnet.net

Commonwealth Autism Service does not endorse any individual care provider. Information on this page is for reference purposes only and is not an exhaustive list.