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

Offers a variety of support for individuals with autism, family members and professionals.  Check the calendar website.   Serves all of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties including the Coachella Valley. We also have Resource Specialist by email, phone or social media.
Closed Facebook groups for families and professionals – https://www.facebook.com/groups/AutismSocietyInlandEmpire/
Monthly group for parents of adults with Autism – see calendar
Newly Diagnosed Adults – meets monthly
Talk to Me Tuesday – meets weekly
Online Teen and adult support groups – meets weekly
Rancho Cucamonga Adult Group – meets twice a month. Once online and once in-person
Coachella Valley have a monthly meet-up event for adults.

AWARE – Autism Support Group Meeting (Autism)
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
Mr. Ramos (562)587-2545
HDAS currently meets  every Tuesday .  They discuss and learn about different topics related to autism. Please contact to provide exact location of meeting.

San Bernardino Autism Support Group Meetup (Autism)
This meetup will consist of people who have been affected by autism. This group shares ideas and experiences.

Your Village- Loma Linda University Health
Your Village is an online Autism Family Support Group led by a collaborative group of professionals from Loma Linda University Health, local community clinics, and school districts. The vision of Your Village 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 the differences and unique strengths of the autism community.
Meetings will occur online on the second Wednesday of each month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. To register, please contact Janine Benner at j9benner@yahoo.com.
Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/87405872969?pwd=YVZwZ3YvTUxuVitDVEJCVEVMTmVDZz09#success
Meeting ID: 874 0587 2969 Passcode: 051685

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.