Northern Region - Support Groups

Adult Autism Spectrum Friends Community
Group for Adults on the Autism Spectrum (18 years and older) living in Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington, D.C.  This group is run by an Autistic Adult, for Autistic Adults.  We are an inclusive group, all Autistic diagnoses are welcome (Asperger's Syndrome, Autistic Disorder, PDD-NOS, etc.)

ALLY Advocacy Center at Paxton Campus
ALLY (A Life Like Yours) Advocacy Center hosts meetings several times throughout the school year for parents on current and relevant topics and bring in experts to discuss trends, ideas, and best practices for parents and caretakers of children with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs). 
*Parent Network Group
*Parent to Parent Support Group
*Parents' Spirituality Support Group
*Sibling Group (ages 7-14)
Paxton Campus
601 Catoctin Circle NE
Leesburg, VA  20176
(703) 777-1939

Autism Society, Northern Virginia
Serving the counties of Arlington, Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and Warren, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.
President: Don Shipley, 571 212-7492 or
Mailing Address
98 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046-4514
Information and Referral: Kymberly DeLoatche, Executive Director, (703) 495-8444, or (703) 532-3214, extension 11;
Resource Directory

ARC of Greater Prince William
13505 Hillendale Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22194
Phone: (703) 730-3124
Fax: (703) 670-8648

Asperger Adults of Greater Washington District of Columbia, Northern Virginia, and Maryland
This is a social and support group for adults with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism. We meet on the fourth Saturday evening of every month at Tealsm Penn Square at 6pm. We welcome new members to our group and also invite them to join our listserv:
Contact: (703) 516-9265, E-mail:

Asperger's Support Group of the National Capital Area
In the Reston/Sterling/Dulles area Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For additional information, contact Pam Escobar at (703) 430-3519,

AXA Advisors
Helps families with special needs
(732) 476-2807

Battle Autism List Serve - Fredericksburg Area
Join the list serve to post questions or make comments

Culpeper Autism Support Group
Meets the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the Culpeper County Public Library.
Contact: Casey Shelton at (540) 937-3925 for more information.

Eddie's Club
Eddie's Club, Inc. is a non-profit organization geared towards giving youngsters, boys and girls ages 4 - 21 that have any form of disability, an opportunity to participate in a supervised, volunteered based, activity and recreational program. Eddie's Club offers multiple activities to kids and teens with special needs. Our Club serves not only as an activity program for the kids but also a respite and informational program for the families.
P.O. Box 523493
Springfield, VA 22152
Phone: (703) 551-0652
Cell: (703) 304-2330

Jewish Social Services Agency of Metropolitan Washington (JSSA)
Offers many social skill support groups for children, adolescents AND adults with ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, PDD, peer relationship difficulties, etc. as well as a summer social skills camp and a NEW Support Group for parents of adults with Asperger's Syndrome and related disorders.
Call (703) 204-9100 (VA) or (301) 816-2633 (MD) for more information

Parents of Autistic Children - Northern Virginia (POAC-NoVA) POAC-NoVA goals are to: Serve as a clearinghouse for research-based methodologies for instructing students on the autism spectrum; Train public and private school educators and parents in ABA/VB and other research-based instructional methodologies; Advocate for and influence the successful implementation of ABA/VB and other research-based instructional methodologies for students on the autism spectrum in Northern Virginia and beyond; and Advocate for improvements in the services delivered to students on the autism spectrum. Contact: (703) 391-2251

PEATC (Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center)
Mulitple Support Groups in NOVA

Prince William County Support Group for Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Contact: Christine Hoch, (703) 754-8973,
Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm in room 22 of 8730 Sudley Road, Manassas, VA.

Prince William County Support Group for Parents of Children with Autism
Meetings held on the third Tuesday of the month from 7-9pm Locations alternate monthly. For childcare, call one week ahead.
For information contact Tanya DeCasseres (703) 791-8846,

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