CHADD of Sacramento (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)
- When: First Tuesday of the month (Starting September 4, 2012 - May 7, 2013)
- Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Where: UC Davis MIND Institute Auditorium, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, Calif. Map & Directions
Please call CHADD directly for meeting information.
Alta Family Advisory Committee Meeting
- When: 1st Wednesday of each month
- Time: 6:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Call to confirm location
The Family Advisory Committee is designed to inform and advise the Board of Directors of significant issues, proposals, policies, or changes in conditions, law, or regulations affecting the family members of consumers. This committee is open to up to 25 members, who are family members of Alta consumers.
A.S.P.I.E. - A Special Purpose in Everyone
Social networking for teens with Asperger Syndrome. This group is to help teens (and pre-teens) 11-15 navigate through their Jr./Sr. high school transition. Meeting locations and dates vary. Contact Andrea Raymond at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
FEAT Family Resource Meeting
- When: 3rd Wednesday of each month
- Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Where: UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, Calif.
- Meeting Coordinators:
Meetings are open to parents that have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Meetings are designed to provide information to families in addition to a network of support where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism, advocacy and treatment options. Learn more about FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment).
Asperger Syndrome Information & Support Sacramento When: 2nd Tuesday of each month Time: 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.Where: UC Davis MIND Institute, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, Calif.
Four groups meet at the same time and locations are in separate rooms/areas. Child care is not available for the meetings. Brochure
Parents & Caregivers
ASD Adult Support Group, 18 and older,
ASD Coaching Group, 16 and older
Women Partners of Men with Asperger Syndrome
UC Davis Autism Awareness Association
Find out how you can get involved in the club! Come join us and bring in your ideas, learn about different officer and committee positions, and get to know your fellow club members!
The Fathers Circle
- When: 4th Thursday of each month
- Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Trinity Lutheran Church, Fellowship Wing Room, 1225 Hopyard Rd., Pleasanton, Calif.
Mission: To celebrate and support men raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities. The Fathers Circle provides a forum for men to share current information, resources and their experiences, with one another.
Support Groups Beyond Sacramento
In the Spectrum (Autism Support Group) - Yuba City Call (530) 751-1925 for time, date and location.
Family SOUP is a family empowerment center dedicated to supporting, encouraging, and providing information and facilitated referrals to families with children of all ages with special needs. They offer a variety of programs including IEP trainings and support, parenting classes, counseling, and fun family activities for parents/caregivers and children. For more information call (530) 751-1925.
FEAT (Families for Early Autism Treatment) - Fresno, CA
Families for Effective Autism Treatment Fresno/Madera County (FEAT-FMC) is a non-profit organization of parents and professionals, dedicated to help families with children who have received the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), including Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), or Asperger’s Syndrome. It offers a network of support where families can meet each other and discuss issues surrounding autism and treatment options. FEAT-FMC has a Board of Directors that meets monthly to discuss issues, establish priorities, and vote on the direction of the organization. Call (559) 232-9094.
Sacramento Bipolar Support Group - Balanced
This support group is designed for people with bipolar disorder who want practical tools to improve their life. The group also welcomes family and friends who want to learn about bipolar disorder. 1st and 3rd Wednesday each month - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church - 1500 27th Street . Contact Joe Long (916) 834-0004 for more information.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Sacramento
- When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
- Where: Sutter Center for Psychiatry, 7700 Folsom Blvd. Sacramento, Calif.
People dealing with their own or a family member's depression, bipolar and other mood disorders. Donations are welcome, but meetings are free. Learn more about DBSA.
Bipolar Disorder Support - Woodland
Contact: Gray Chavannes at (530) 661-7184 for details
Bipolar Disorder Support - Davis
Contact: Facilitator: Tensi (Hortencia) Torres: (530) 758-7076
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California provides free monthly support group meetings at various locations throughout the region we serve. People affected by epilepsy as well as their friends and family are encouraged to join us for education, discussion and support in a friendly and comfortable environment. Call Erika Wasser at 916-454-6851 with questions. Learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation.
Fragile X Northern California Support Group
- Monthly meetings for Sacramento alternate between Sacramento and the Bay Area
- Phone: (800) 994-FRAX
Fragile X parent resource groups are groups of parents in a local area who organize support meetings, social gatherings, educational and/or fundraising events. Leaders of resource groups also agree to be parent contacts. Learn more about The National Fragile X Foundation.
Kids Head Injury Support Services
We are a new support group formed to service families in the Northern California region. We aim to offer support to parents, caregivers and families of children who have sustained a head injury. Our goal is to provide a safe place to discuss rescources, strategies and support. Our first meeting is scheduled to take place on February 9, 2012 and meetings will occur every other Thursday, with the option to change to weekly meetings, should the need arise.
Learning Disabilities Association of America
LDA has state and/or local affiliates in every state. Membership in LDA includes membership in your state and local affiliate, giving you access to an array of services and supports. State and local affiliates offer a variety of services that can make a difference in the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and their families. State and local activities may include: support groups, regular informational meetings, resource libraries, advocacy assistance, newsletters, annual conferences and opportunities to network with other parents, teachers, professionals and adults. Learn more about LDA.
Sac Learning Disabilities Association
- Answering machine, 24-hours (800) 203-7542
Local chapter of Learning Disabilities Association of California. A volunteer organization for individuals with learning disabilities, their families and professionals. Dedicated to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families, alleviate the restricting effects of learning disabilities and support endeavors to determine the causes of learning disabilities. Seeks accomplishments through advocacy, education, research, service, and collaborative efforts. National, state, and local newsletters.