ASO Region 4
Serving Benton, Coos, Lincoln & Linn Counties.
More chapter reps are needed for this region! If you’re interested in this volunteer position, please CLICK HERE to contact ASO by email or call 1-888-AUTISM-1 (toll-free)
If you have a question, comment, or concern that you’d like to share, please CALL 1-888-AUTISM-1 (toll-free), or CLICK HERE to use the contact form to send us an email.
ASO Sponsored Support Groups:
NEW! Parent Support Group (Coos Bay) – meets the last Tuesday of each month from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Harmony United Methodist Church, 123 Ocean Blvd, Coos Bay. Pizza and conversation. Childcare/playgroup with provider available for free, but please call or email to register in advance. Email MarthaM@AutismSocietyOregon.org or call Martha Muirhead at 541-551-1289.
Other Support Groups & Activities:
Albany Parent Group (Albany) – meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at Elmer’s Restaurant in Albany. For more information, contact Kate Skinner at email@example.com
OFSN (Oregon Family Support Network) Groups (Corvallis) – family-run organization that provides support, education, and advocacy for families raising children who experience mental health or behavioral challenges. At our groups you can (a) connect with other parents, family members, and youth in a confidential and supportive setting; (b) get helpful information and exchange ideas with others, and (c) share your experiences, successes, and frustrations with others who understand your journey. All meetings are held at Grace Lutheran Church on the corner of Kings and Harrison in Corvallis. Dinner and supervised children’s activities are provided at no cost. Newcomers are always welcome!
- Autism and Developmental Diversity Group-meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, dinner provided
- Mental Health and Behavioral Challenges Group-meets last Tuesday of each month, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
- Teen Social Group-meets 2nd Tuesday of each month, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm, for middle school and high school students who experience autism, and their friends. Pizza, soda and fun
- For more info on any of these groups, please contact: Benton County Regional Director Brandy Hemsley at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Lebanon Parent Support Groups (Lebanon) – meets at First Baptist Church, 211 E. Vine St, Lebanon, OR 97355. For more information, contact Laura Pearce at 541-259-5050, or Lanae Follett at 541-401-5391.2nd Friday of each month at 9:30 am
Waldport Meets on the first Friday of each month from 6pm-8pm
Location: Crestview Heights School, 2750 S Crestline Drive, Waldport Newport Meets on the second Thursday of each month from 6pm-8pm Location: Newport High School, 322 NE Eads Street, Newport
Toledo Meets on the third Thursday of each month from 6pm-8pm
Location: Floweree Community Center at 321 SE 3rd Street, Toledo Depoe Bay Meets on the fourth Thursday of each month from 6pm- 8pm. Location: Neighbors for Kids, 634 SE Hwy 101, Depoe Bay