Autism Services Family Support Groups

For specific details about a group or to make an RSVP, please call the individual office location of the group. RSVPs for our Social Skill/Play Groups are required three business days before your scheduled support group date so that we can effectively prepare for the evening and secure adequate staff. Adult walk-ins for the Family Support Group are welcome; however, we encourage you to call in case a group is cancelled due to low or no enrollment. 

General inquiries are welcomed by our Autism Services office. However, your questions may best be answered by the Group Facilitator. They can give you first-hand insight as to the dynamics of an individual Family Support Group, as well as the ages and diversity of children amongst the Social Skill/Play Group.

We are proud to offer these support groups for families in collaboration with ABOARD's Autism Connection of PA.

If you prefer to receive support group flyers by mail, please call the FBR office(s) from which you wish to receive monthly updates.

Groups are held at our FBR offices, unless otherwise noted.


Do you have feedback as to the needs of your region or community? Have an idea for a topic or speaker? 

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Armstrong Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Monday of the month
6PM-7:30PM
724-763-1002
Facilitators: Belinda Armstrong and Lindsay Gaworski
Open Forum and General Discussion
(groups held at office unless indicated on flyer - if you do not receive flyers, please confirm location when you RSVP)


Beaver Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Tuesday of the month 
6PM-8PM 
Dad's Support
Last Tuesday of the month
6:30PM-8PM
724-888-2097
Facilitator: Rachel Cornelius and Nicole Kikta
Open Forum and General Discussion 


Bedford Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
814-623-5077
** This group is currently on hiatus until needs are reassessed. Feedback and input is welcome!


Blair Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play, Sibling Support
3rd Tuesday of the month
5:30PM-7PM 
Facilitator: Heather Moran and Angela O'Brien
Open Forum and General Discussion 


Brentwood Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Thursday of the month
6PM-8PM
412-881-2400
Facilitators: Darla Becker and Dana English
Topic for March 2014: "ABA Q&A!" with Dana English.


Butler Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-282-9010
Facilitator: Stacey Motonis
** This group is currently on hiatus until needs are reassessed. Feedback and input is welcome!


Cambria Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
814-419-8046
Facilitator: Jackie Hersh and Angela O' Brien
** This group is currently on hiatus until needs are reassessed. Feedback and input is welcome!


Cranberry Township and North Hills Groups (*Now combined!)
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Thursday of the month (*Both locations combined will now meet once a month at the FBR North Hills Office.)
6PM-8PM 
724-772-2677
Facilitators: Hope Beam and Maureen Hammill
Open Forum and General Discussion


Ebensburg Groups:
Adult Social Group (in collaboration with team members from AERI Behavioral Health Services)
814-419-8046
Facilitator: Lydia Aney
April 2014: Bowling and Budgeting ... click for more details!


Indiana Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-463-3600
Facilitator: Amy Gill
Join us at Church of the Nazarene; 3513 Route 119 Highway South; Homer City, PA 15748 on April 15, 2014 from 5:30pm-7:30pm for Open Forum and General Discussion. Standards days and times to come after collaboration with families.


Lancaster Groups:
Adult Social Group (in collaboration with team members from AERI Behavioral Health Services)
4th Thursday of the month (*New day and time)
12PM-2PM
717-295-5500
Facilitator: Poonam (Pam) Bhalla


Latrobe (and North Huntingdon) Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play, Sibling Support
4th Monday of the month (*Both locations combined will now meet once a month at the FBR North Huntingdon Office)
6PM-7:30PM 
724-861-9200
Facilitators: Lori Kerr and Noelle Wian
Open Forum and General Discussion


Mercer Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
4th Monday of the month 
6PM-7:30PM
724-981-4462
Facilitator: Kurt Williams and Stacey Motonis
** This group is currently on hiatus until needs are reassessed. Feedback and input is welcome!


Monroeville Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Tuesday of the month
6PM-7:30PM (*New day and time!)
412-824-4005
Facilitator: Quiana Hayes
Topic for April 2014: Long Term Planning for Your Family Member with ACHIEVA. Learn about estate planning, special needs trusts, government benefits and more!


New Kensington Groups:
Family Support, Sibling Support, Social Skill/Play
724-337-1890
Facilitator: Veronica Jeremko and Lindsay Gaworski
** This group is currently on hiatus until needs are reassessed. Feedback and input is welcome!


North Hills and Cranberry Township Groups (*Now combined!)
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Thursday of the month (*Both locations combined will now meet once a month at the FBR North Hills Office.) 
6PM-8PM 
724-772-2677
Facilitators: Hope Beam and Maureen Hammill
Open Forum and General Discussion


North Huntingdon (and Latrobe) Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play, Sibling Support
Last Monday of the month (*Both locations combined will now meet once a month at the FBR North Huntingdon Office)
6PM-7:30PM 
Facilitators: Lori Kerr and Noelle Wian
Open Forum and General Discussion


Robinson Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play, Sibling Support
3rd Monday of the month
6PM-7:30PM (*New day and time!)
412-788-4224
Facilitator: Quiana Hayes
Guest Speaker for March 2014: Ellen Cicconi of Washington Health System Children’s Therapy Center. Washington Health System Children’s Therapy Center (CTC) is the only center of its kind south of Pittsburgh, offering comprehensive children’s rehabilitation. They provide speech, occupational, physical, and social/behavioral therapy services in an outpatient setting for children age birth through 18 years. CTC’s interdisciplinary team works closely with families to help children become functionally independent and successful as possible.


Somerset Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
1st Thursday of the month
5:30PM-7PM (*New time, by request)
814-444-0620
Facilitator: Jackie Hersh and Angela O'Brien
Our Somerset group is on a winter hiatus. We'll see you in the spring!


Uniontown Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Wednesday of the month
6PM-7:30PM
724-438-4960
Facilitators: Amy Fisher and Danielle Rowan
April 2014 will be Open Forum and General Discussion
Speaker for May 2014 (rescheduled from March due to inclement weather): Catherine Hughes currently serves FBR as the Director of Family Support Services. Having lived through multiple personal experiences with her own son (now 16, diagnosed at age 3) as well as supported families professionally for over ten years, Catherine has much to offer in terms of advice, and does so with compassion (and with a little bit of humor, too). She will share some of her own ups and downs as the parent of a loved one on the spectrum, field questions, and facilitate discussion with group members.


Washington Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-229-0311
Facilitators: Becky Burkley and Danielle (Huskey) Rowan
** This group is on hiatus until needs are reassessed for this group. Feedback and input is welcome!


Last Update: 3/17/2014


Questions?

Call 1-866-4-FBR-ASD or send email to autismservices@familybehavioralresources.com.