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Get Involved - Support Groups

Friendship Island

Winter/Spring 2019 Dates: February 1, March 15, April 5, May 3 -- 6:00PM – 8:00PM -- Royal Ball Run Headquarters, 331 4th Street West, Milan, Illinois.
Friendship Island meets approximately one time per month during the school year. This opportunity is for adolescents with autism spectrum disorder who are between ages 12-18 years. Friendship Island hangouts are supervised by college student volunteers who will provide a fun, safe, and engaging environment to help participants form and facilitate strong and lasting friendships.
If you have any questions or would like to enroll your child, please contact Dr. Alli Haskill at 309-794-7388 or

New social skills group for adolescents begins December 15

Announcing a new Friendship Group for Preteens & Teens on the Autism Spectrum. Read more...

Autism Moms' Support Group

Autism Support Group for Moms will be meeting the last Thursday of each month 6:30-7:30pm at the Royal Ball office, 331 4th Street West, Milan, IL 61264.  Not necessarily an educational meeting or specific topics but the purpose of meetings being more "Emotional support, resource referrals and autism connections."  Whether your family is new to the autism journey or interested in just chatting with other Moms that "Get it" Message Anne Holtan or Tammy Kerno with any questions and check out the ASQC Facebook page.

Young Adult Support Group

Contact Dr. Theresa Schlabach (563) 333-6279 or St. Ambrose University 1320 W. Lombard St., Davenport, Iowa 52804
Social support group for young adults with autism. It is called the YES! Support Group (Young, Exuberant, Spectrumites). It meets the first Friday of each month at 6:30 p.m. with locations changing depending on the activity. There is no charge to attend.

Autism Society hosts support meetings in Illinois Quad-Cities

The Autism Society of the Quad Cities will host monthly support and education meetings for Illinois members and other interested people on the first Tuesday of each month from 6-7 p.m. For more information, call Cheryl or Rick Ramirez at (309) 764-0106 or (800) 813-0392. Purpose of meetings: Emotional support, resource referrals and connections for Individual Education Plans (IEP) assistance.