Whether it is online, in person, or over the phone, there is a local community of family members and friends dedicated to supporting families. While all groups welcome everyone, regardless of the diagnosis, some groups have different focuses. Don’t be afraid to try a few different groups to see which one works for you!

Autism Support Groups

Autism Society Inland Empire
ieautism.org
Offers closed Facebook groups for families and professionals – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutismSocietyInlandEmpire/
Open Group for Adults with Autism https://www.facebook.com/groups/214262102022618/
Offers online support groups for individuals with autism, family members and professionals.  Check the calendar website.   Serves all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties including the Coachella Valley.

AWARE – Autism Support Group Meeting (Autism)
Barstow
Amber Woods – 760-910-1023
Info and resources for families, parents & children. Come learn & discuss the many different aspects of autism spectrum disorders. All family members & children of all ages welcome.

High Desert Autism Support Group
Contact: Diana Ramos (562) 587-4121
https://www.facebook.com/High-Desert-Autism-Support-260830774477603/
HDAS currently meets once a month on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the St. Mary Senior Select Resource Center in Apple Valley .  They discuss and learn about different topics related to autism. In the future, they plan on applying for grants so they have money to offer scholarships, attend conferences and continue to raise awareness of autism in the High Desert.  For more information, call 760-217-1214 or search “High Desert Autism Support” on Facebook.

Our Nicholas Foundation Moms Offering Moms Support Group (Autism)
Temecula, CA 92592
1-844-OUR-NICK
www.ournick.org/moms/
MOMS is a program dedicated to providing a support system for the amazing autism moms in our community. They’ll meet up for coffee, go out for some wine, and build lasting friendships. Together, we will help one another overcome the challenges of loving someone on the spectrum.

San Bernardino Autism Support Group Meetup (Autism)
https://www.meetup.com/San-Bernardino-Parents-of-Aspergers-kids-Meetup-Group/
This meetup will consist of people who have been affected by autism. This group shares ideas and experiences.

Your Village- Loma Linda University Health
11041 Anderson Street Loma Linda, CA 92350
909-558-4998 ex 47000 jbenner@llu.edu
Your Village is an Autism Support Group lead by a collaborative group of professionals from Loma Linda University Health and clinicians from local community clinics that meet online once a month. The groups vision is to provide quality education on a broad range of topics related to autism and build resilience in families through a network of support, education and resources.  Our team approach focuses on connecting and supporting families and celebrating differences and unique strengths of the autism community

Autism Society Options Policy

This Resource Guide was developed to provide families and professionals with an opportunity to find resources related to autism in the Inland Empire in one place.

All information provided or published by the Autism Society Inland Empire is for information purposes only. Specific treatment, therapy or services should be provided to an individual only at the direction of the individual’s doctor, caregiver, or other qualified professional. References to any treatment or therapy option, program, service, or treatment provider are not an endorsement by the Autism Society. References of treatments, therapies, programs, services, and/or providers are not intended to be comprehensive statements. You should investigate alternatives that may be more appropriate for a specific individual. The Autism Society assumes no responsibility for the use made of any information published or provided. The Autism Society Inland Empire provides information, but it does not constitute medical or legal information. Referrals provided are suggestions to organizations that might help, but do not constitute a recommendation. The Autism Society Inland Empire cannot be held responsible for consequences that arise from individual dealings with a professional or organization. The inclusion of any organization does not imply endorsement, and omission does not imply disapproval. The Autism Society Inland Empire may add or remove organizations from this list at its discretion.