"Dear ASBC, the iPad has been an amazing gift for the students here at Angevine. We use it almost every period. Students who are not able to talk find it incredibly valuable when taking tests, working in a group or communicating with the general education teacher. The immediate accessibility to what is happening in the classroom in the moment is amazing. Having the iPad creates a whole new level of inclusion.Thank you for thinking of us. The gift of the iPad does more to help kids with autism than I can possibly describe."

- Lynn Wysolmierski, Angevine Middle School, Lafayette

Support Groups

Please contact the moderator to RSVP before attending any of our meetings. Occasionally, meetings will be relocated or cancelled. 

The following ASBC support groups are social outlets to be sure, but they are also a place where the exchange among participants may be more problem/solution oriented. These groups are an excellent source of support, as well as a way to connect with others and share information and resources.

Longmont Coffee Group: A parent support group that meets the third Wednesday of every month, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Please contact moderator Wendy Vankonyenburg at 
wvankony@gmail.com to RSVP.

Support Group for Parents of Adults on the Spectrum: Facilitated by Nisa Libbey, this group meets the fourth Wednesday at 12:30-1:30pm at Confluence SBC - A Small Business Collective, 102 East Cleveland Street, Lafayette, Colorado 80026, Map.  For more information, please contact Nisa at (720) 308-2565. 

Social and Support Group for Young Adults with ASD (Ages 17-29): This group meets the Mondays from 5:30-6pm at Panera Bread on 29th Street mall.   This support group, which focuses on social skills, employment, college, and skills for independent living, is facilitated by Ruby Perske, a behavior therapist with Behavior Services of the Rockies . Parents or teens/young adults who have not attended this group before should call and check in with Ruby ahead of time to be sure the group is a good fit. The goal of this group is for members to meet peers in order to socialize, express experiences and struggles, and have a consistent and constant outlet in their community. Contact Ruby Perske at 785.220.5338 or email yellowfeather08@yahoo.com.

Lafayette Support Group for Adults with ASD (Ages 30 and older): 

Facilitated by Karlin Bruegel bruegelka@gmail.com and Shannon Huntsberry or Meira Merz, this group is not meant to take the place of professional therapy, but rather to give participants an opportunity to discuss topics related to ASD in a safe and understanding environment. This group meets the second Tuesday of every month, from 6:30-8 pm at Confluence SBC - A Small Business Collective, 102 East Cleveland Street, Lafayette, Colorado 80026, Map

Creative Girls Teen Group: This group is a safe, non-judgmental environment for practicing socializing while engaged in creative pursuits of your choice. Your group leaders, Nisa Libbey and Katie Webb will be bringing their own projects to work on themselves. They are both interested in fiber arts such as spinning yarn, knitting, crocheting, embroidery and other activities such as origami, sewing, and visual arts. Nisa also enjoys tile mosaics. Bring your own projects. Nisa is an occupational therapist specializing in children and adults with developmental differences. Katie is a tailor who grew up in Boulder, attending Summit Charter School and Fairview High School. Call Nisa for details, (720) 308-2565.

Boulder Support Group for Adults with ASD (Ages 30 and older): This group is on break for the summer. 

Boulder Evening Support Group 1: Come join us for an evening of adult conversation at The Taj at 2630 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80305 on the third Thursday of the month. ASBC will provide for food and non-alcoholic drinks. The focus of this group will be for parents of children who are preschool through high school age. Please RSVP to Steph Fairbanks, the group's facilitator, at stephanie.fairbanks@gmail.com, 720 550 2968. 

Boulder Evening Support Group 2: Come join us for an evening of adult conversation at The Taj at 2630 Baseline Rd, Boulder, CO 80305 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. ASBC will provide for food and non-alcoholic drinks. The focus of this group will be for parents of children who are preschool through high school age. Please RSVP to Jessica Clarke, the group's facilitator, jessicamclarke.1@gmail.com.

East County Support Group: This group is intended for parents, grandparents, anyone experiencing and experimenting with the joys and challenges of living with different abilities. We meet the first Wednesday of the month, 10-11 a.m. at Cannon Mine Coffee in Lafayette, CO. Please contact Julie Marshal at Julie@brainsong.net to RSVP and for more info. The focus of this group will be for parents of children who are preschool through high school age.