Support Groups

There are several support groups of people in the Hudson Valley who come together on a regular basis to discuss various aspects of autism. Some are geared for parents, while others are for individuals with autism.   


Chappaqua, Westchester County
PDD Spectrum Parent Support Group
Contact:  Sheri Baron, PhD 914-762-2058

Hartsdale, Westchester County
Breakfast Club for Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Westchester Jewish Community Services
The group will meet twice monthly (one weekday and one weekend day) for two hours

Hudson Valley Chapter, Autism Society of America

Hudson Valley Regional Center For ASD
Westchester Institute for Human Development
Valhalla, NY

Director: Stephanie Contrucci Kuhn, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Phone: (914) 493-7373


Parents Place
3 Carhart Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
Free support group for parents of children with ASD (aged preschool through elementary school)
Tuesdays from 7:30-9 p.m.
Lenore Powers 914-373-4527 or

Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County
Support Group for High Functioning Autism/PDD/Asperger
Contact: Ann at 845-724-3350 or Maggie at 845-229-6729

Valhalla, Westchester County
Support Group for parents of “adult” children with Autism
Blythedale Children's Hospital
Bradhurst Avenue
Valhalla, Westchester County, NY.
A support group for parents and advocates of "adult" children with high functioning Autism/Asperger's Syndrome. There will also be speakers covering topics of interest to the support group.  This group meets every fourth Sunday of each month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Contact: Judy at 914-526-3329 or email: or
Bonnie Kaplan email: