Support Groups

October 31, 2013 | Family Resource Navigator

The Waynesboro support group for autism and special needs

Contact: Teressa Joiner at (540) 649-1897

Shenandoah Valley Autism Partnership (SVAP)

Lunch Bunch networking and sharing support group the 2nd Wednesday of each month.  For more information, contact Karen McCormick 540-705-5126, Sally Chappel 540-568-8095 or e-mail svap [at] valleyautism [dot] org. Information obtained from

The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham (HR ARC)

Parent-to-Parent is a program consisting of parents that have a child with autism and are professionally trained to provide support to other parents.

Teenage/Adult Canteen is a supervised activity for individuals ages 14 and up.

Respite Provider Training is available as well as a list of certified respite providers in the community.

For further details regarding any of these programs, please contact the HR ARC at (540) 434-2469 or harc [at] rica [dot] net. Information obtained from

FIRST Fridays of each month: Parents with a child with a disability

500 Park Street, Charlottesville
Entrance at back of the parking lot, near the extended portico Senior High room, first door on right Beverages provided

Charlottesville Region Autism Action Group and Blue Ridge Care Connection for Children
Contact info:
Carol: ch2xa [at] virginia [dot] edu or 434-924-8685
Jess: CRAAG1 [at] gmail [dot] com or 434-466-7511

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