Region 7 (Lane County) Support Groups
Serving Lane County www.asolanecounty.org
Amber Perry (541) 633-8293
Mary-Minn Sirag (541) 689-2228
If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with your Region 7 Reps, please GIVE US A CALL or use the form at the bottom of this page to send us an email.
ASO Sponsored Support Groups:
Social Skills Class and Social Activity (Eugene): For adults on the spectrum who can get around independently in the community. The class and activities take place on alternating months. The Social Skills Class is free; the Autism Society of Oregon helps pay for the fees and other expenses for the Social Activities. For more informaiton, please call (541) 689-2228. (Co-Sponsored by the Autism Society of Oregon and KindTree-Autism Rocks)
Other Support Groups & Activities:
Parent Support Group (Florence) - For parents of children with an autism spectrum disorder who live in Mapleton or Florence. Meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6pm-8pm at Early Childhood CARES, 2325 Oak St., Florence. Childcare is available for children enrolled in Early Childhood CARES program. For more information, or to register for childcare, call Bobbie Spencer at 541-997-1513.
Autism Support Group: For Higher Functioning Adults and Young People with Autism or Aspergers: Meets the 2nd Monday of the every month from 4:30-6:00 pm at St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 13th and Pearl, Eugene. Facilitated by Cheryl Nel Applegate. For more information, please call before attending: 541-689-2228 (Sponsored by Kind Tree - Autism Rocks!)
Parent Support Group, meets every other Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m, at Bridgeway House, 708 West 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97402. Child care is provided! Split into 2 groups by age: Debbie Liamon facilitates for parents of children ages 7 and younger; and on alternate Tuesdays, Jennifer Wassermiller facilitates for parents of children ages 7yrs. and older. For more information and to confirm childcare, call (541) 345-0805 at least 24 hrs prior to meeting. (Sponsored by Bridgeway House)
Support group for family members of teens and adults with Autism/Asperger Syndrome. Meets the third Tuesday evening of each month from 7-9 pm. Contact the Autism Training and Support, Inc. (541-689-2327) or the ARC of Lane County (541-343-5256).
Autism Advocacy Group (Eugene). Want to talk about the autistic side of autism issues? Come and make yourself heard! Meets 3rd Friday of each month from 4:30 to 6 pm., at LILA's Peer Support Club, 990 Oak Street (NW corner of Oak and 10th). Facilitator: David Olson.
Grandparent Support Group: Support group for grandparents raising and supporting their grandchildren. This free support group meets on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Campbell Community Center, 155 High St., Eugene. You do not need to be a biological grandparent to attend. Call 541-682-5318 for more information.
Saturday Circus is a free 12-week parenting class and support group offered at the downtown Eugene branch of Lane Community College (1059 Willamette Street, Room 301). Classes are offered on Saturday mornings from 9am-Noon during the school year and Friday mornings from 9am-Noon during the Summer. Child care is provided for children ages 5 and younger. Children 6-11 participate in social skills workshops while parents are in class. There is a $10 supply fee that can be waived for those who cannot afford it and the classes are free. Call 541-463-5252 for information and registration.
M.E.C.C.A., the Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts, is a nonprofit organization located at 449 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon Phone: 541-302-1810. They host Kids Workshops during the drop-in of 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Each week features a fun and creative reuse project hat kids can make. All materials are included for each workshop. MECCA asks for a $3 to $5 sliding scale donation per child. An adult must accompany children under 10 years.
The Child Center collaborative Problem Solving Groups: Classes at Level 1 cover the basics of Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS), an exciting, research based approach to parenting. Level 2 meets focuses on applying CPS to every day family situations. Classes are free of charge to families. Children participate in their own class. Childcare is available if needed. A family dinner is provided for all participants. To sign up for classes or get more information, please contact the intake Office at the Child Center at 541-726-1465. 3995 Marcola Rd, Springfield, OR 97477
Science Factory: Oregon Family Support Network (OFSN) has a membership to the Factory (2300 Leo Harris Pkwy Eugene, OR 97401 (541) 682-7888) for families to take up to eight family members for free. Please contact OFSN for details at 541-342-2876.
Sibshops: Siblings of children on the autism spectrum meet in the Clinical Services Building on the corner of the UO Campus at 901 E. 18th Ave. in the Head Start Classroom. There is no fee. The current Sibshop group meets on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:00. Call Susan Shulz at 541-346-1286 for more information.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History: Located at the University of Oregon in Eugene, OFSN has a membership to this museum that allows families to visit for free. Please contact OFSN at 541-342-2876
Region 7 Contact Form
If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with your Region 7 Reps, please use the form below to send us all an email. Or, call us individually using the phone numbers at the top of the page.