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.


Armstrong Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Monday of the month
6PM-7:30PM
724-763-1002
Facilitators: Lindsay Gaworski and Belinda Armstrong 
Open Forum and General Discussion


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: Nikole Kaizer and Rachel Cornelius 
October 2014's group welcomes Betsy Somerville, Director of Student Services from Beaver School District!


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: Angela O'Brien and Katie Lloyd
We're back in October! Join us for a presentation by Prudential all about special needs trusts and life care planning.


Brentwood Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Thursday of the month
6PM-8PM
412-881-2400
Open Forum and General Discussion


Butler Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-282-9010
Facilitator: Stacey Motonis and Savannah Rennels
** 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 Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Thursday of the month
6PM-7:30PM 
724-772-2677
Facilitator: Quiana Hayes
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


Indiana Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-463-3600
Facilitators: Amy Gill and Corinne Miller
Open Forum and General Discussion - please call the office for dates and times


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 Groups:
3rd Tuesday of the month (*New day and time)
6PM-7:30PM
724-537-8100
Facilitator: Noelle Wian and Rachel Jackson
We are back in November! Join us for discussion and camaderie. Our Director of Family Support Services, Cathy Hughes is the guest facilitator and looks forward to answering your questions. 


Mercer Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
4th Monday of the month 
6PM-7:30PM
724-981-4462
Facilitator: Stacey Motonis and Kurt Williams
** 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: Jackie Hart and Juliette Ballough
October 2014: "Bolting and Wandering - What to Do?"


New Kensington Groups:
Family Support, Sibling Support, Social Skill/Play
Next Meeting: September 16th, 6PM-7:30PM
724-337-1890
Facilitators: Lindsay Gaworski and Veronica Jeremko
Open Forum and General Discussion 


North Hills Groups 
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
3rd Wednesday of the month 
6PM-7:30PM 
412-366-8342
Facilitator: Jackie Hart and Maureen Hammill
October 2014: "Bolting and Wandering - What to Do?"


North Huntingdon 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 
Facilitator: Lori Kerr and Beth Giglio
Topic for November 2014: Our group welcomes Melissa and Tracy from WCSI who will present on how to obtain for youth with a dual diagnosis (includes Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)


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 and Brandy Weatherspoon
Open Forum and General Discussion 


Somerset Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
1st Thursday of every other month
5PM-6:30PM (*New time, by request)
814-444-0620
Facilitator: Angela O'Brien and Jackie Hersh
Save the Dates! Our next support group in Somerset will be November 6th at 5pm, resuming theour normal bi-monthly schedule. Since the next support group in January 2015 would fall on New Years Day, we will be bumping it to Thursday, Jan 8th at 5pm.


Uniontown Groups
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
2nd Wednesday of the month
6PM-7:30PM
724-438-4960
Facilitators: Amy Fisher and Danielle Rowan
October 2014: Q&A with Director of Family Support Services


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


Last Update: 11/10/2014


Questions?

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