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Oregon Chapter

Region 2 (Central Oregon) Support Groups

region_2.jpgASO Region 2

Serving Crook, Deschutes, Gilliam, Harney, Jefferson, Sherman, and Wheeler counties; Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Counties

Chapter Representatives:

Melissa Romo                    (541) 419-1064  (Redmond/Madras)
Heather Sohn                     (541) 678-0770  (Bend/Sunriver) 
Makalani Hovey-Vicknair   (310) 344-1841 (Bend) 

If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with your ASO Region 2 Rep, please GIVE US A CALL or use the form at the bottom of this page to send us an email.

ASO Sponsored Support Groups: 

Autism Family Support Group (Bend) - meets the fourth Monday of every month from 6:30-8:00pm at the Alyce Hatch Center, 1406 NW Juniper St., Bend. Contact Heather Sohn for more info at

Mom's Support Group (Redmond), meets the 1st Saturday of each month from 6:00-8:00 pm in Redmond. Sorry, but no childcare is available. Please RSVP to Melissa at for location. 

Redmond Cross Disability Family Support Group
This group is a collaboration between The Autism Society of Oregon, OFSN@Wyldwoodz and CODSN. It's an opportunity for families of children experiencing diverse abilities to meet for emotional support, sharing, and an occasional speaker. You are not alone, please join us and meet other families walking a similar path! The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at The Kaleidoscope Family Center (731 SW Highland Ave) Childcare is available upon request and a light dinner is provided.

Other Support Groups & Activities:

CODSN (Central Oregon Disability Support Network) has several support groups for anyone who experiences disability or their loved ones. For information, see All activities are FREE.

OFSN (Oregon Family Support Network) You are welcome to attend one of our support groups listed below, but please RSVP at least 2 days prior to the event so we can plan for childcare and/or food.  Contact Julie Tapia, (541) 408-2577 or email her at:

Bend Support Group 
Family support, dinner & fun kids activities
3rd Wednesday each month
6 – 8 pm
500 SW Bond Suite 125
Bend, OR 97703

Collaborative Problem Solving Booster Class
For individuals who have taken a CPS class and would like help using the model.
1st Wednesday each month
6 – 8 pm
500 SW Bond Suite 125
Bend, OR 97703
Suggested donation: $5-$10

Ladies Who Lunch
This is a time for moms and female caregivers to meet and chat. This group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 11:30am at Jackson's Corner East in Bend. 

Paul's Club
Dads and male caregivers are a very important part of the "family unit" who need time out too! We have designed this time for meeting others, learning, and sharing resources that will help to strengthen your families and the bonds with your children who experience diverse abilities. Paul's Club meets at Abby's Pizza on 3rd St in Bend on the first Thursday of the month at 6pm. Dinner and non-alcoholic beverages are provided free of charge!

Redmond Support Group
Family support, dinner & fun kids activities
2nd Tuesday each month
6 – 8 pm
731 SW Highland Ave.
Redmond, OR 97756

Redmond Wyld Walk
Walk with other family members, share ideas, get tips or just vent with others who get it!
Every Tuesday and Friday
12:00 pm
At the Redmond Dog Park – (dogs welcome!)

 Thursday Morning Support Group (Bend) - meets every Thursday from 10:30 am - 12 noon, at Abilitree (Juniper Building) 2680 Twin Knolls Dr. Bend, OR. For individuals experiencing any kind of disability. For more information, see  or call Abilitree at (541) 388-8103.

Region 2 Contact Form

If you have a question, comment, or concern that you'd like to share with ASO Region 2 Reps, please use the form below to send us an e-mail. Or, contact individually by phone.


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