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 
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: 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
August 2014's group will meet on AUGUST 7TH due to scheduling conflicts. Brentwood is proud to welcome Renee Nichols from Parent to Parent as our guest speaker! 


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-8PM 
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
June 2014: Mini Golf, and Help with Finding More Social Activities


Indiana Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
724-463-3600
Facilitators: Amy Gill and Corinne Miller
Open Forum and General Discussion: upcoming dates are as follows: June 24, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm; August 25, 2014, 5:30-7:30pm; and September 20, 2014, 9:00am-11:00am. Please RSVP at least 24 hours in advance.


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
June 2014: Around the World - Show and Tell 


Latrobe Groups:
Family Support, Social Skill/Play, Sibling Support
NEW DAY AND TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED
724-537-8100
Facilitator: Noelle Wian and Rachel Jackson
Our group is on a summer break - we'll post soon with updates for our first group in the fall. Speaker to be determined!


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
For August 2014, Monroeville welcomes Dr. Tarin Santamaria, Psy.D., NCSP, Brooke Watterson, Psy.D., LBS, and Erica Sebastian, M.S.Ed, LBS to present "School Advocacy: What You Need to Know."


New Kensington Groups:
Family Support, Sibling Support, Social Skill/Play
Next Meeting: September 16th, Time to Be Determined (will be posted soon)
724-337-1890
Facilitators: Lindsay Gaworski and Veronica Jeremko
We are back in September! Join us for "Back to School Q&A" with our Director of Family Support Services, Cathy Hughes. Ask us anything!


North Hills Groups 
Family Support, Social Skill/Play
3rd Wednesday of the month (*NEW DAY!)
6PM-7:30PM (*NEW TIME!)
412-366-8342
Facilitator: Jackie Hart and Maureen Hammill
For August 2014, North Hills is proud to welcome Renee Nichols from Parent to Parent as our guest speaker! 


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
Speaker for June 2014: Our group welcomes Pam McCurdy, occupational therapist! After the 6/23 group, we will be on a summer break until September. 


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! Somerset will be on Thursday, Sept 25th at 5:30 (different date and time).  The next support group in Somerset will then be November 6th at 5pm, resuming our 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
The group is on a summer break at the request of our group members. See you in the fall!


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: 8/20/2014


Questions?

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