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Family Support & Social Groups

Autism Gold Coast

Autism Gold Coast provides support to over 600 families who have an autistic family member.
P. 0408 275 582
E. [email protected]

Morning Coffee ‘n’ Chat Meetings: 10am-12 noon. First Wednesday of the month. (Except school holidays.)
Evening Coffee ‘n’ Chat Meetings: 7pm-9pm. Third Thursday of the month. (Except school holidays.)
(Refer to Autism Gold Coast website for more information.)

Autism Sunshine Coast

Claire Gilmour
P. 0459 955 300
E. [email protected]

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Ayr ASD Support Group

Anita Julyan
P. 07 4782 1123
E. [email protected]
PO Box 140 Home Hill QLD 4806

Brisbane's West Autism Network

A closed Facebook group for Carers, families of children and adults with autism living in Brisbane’s West. We have regular dinners, coffee catch-ups and Park Play events for our group.

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Bowen ASD Support Group

Meet first Saturday of every month @ Cooinda Family Centre, 20 Williams Street.
Nadia Todd
P. 07 4785 2812 or 0408 159 502
E. [email protected]
PO Box 469, Bowen QLD 4805.

Cairns Special Needs Community

A closed Facebook group for families and carers to connect with Autism and other Special Needs Families.

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Cairns Peer Support Group for Adults

A group for adults with autism living in the Cairns region.
Robert Craig
E. [email protected]

Central Highlands ASD Parent Support Group

Meet last Friday of the month 10.30 am at Borilla Kindergarten, Cnr Borilla & Loch Streets, Emerald.
Jenny Finlay
P. 07 4982 4734
E. [email protected]
PO Box 1564, Emerald QLD 4720

Empower Autism

Empower Autism provides information, support and capacity development services to autistic people, together with their parents, carers and families. We are strong advocates of the benefits of peer led support and we value the active participation of those with lived experience of autism. Services include Peer Support Groups (youth, women, adults), Peer Mentoring, Life Skills and SLES.
Phone: 07 3865 2911
Email: [email protected]

Hervey Bay Parents Supporting Parents

A networking group for parents of medically ill or children with disability requiring ongoing care or treatment living in the Hervey Bay region.
Meets fortnightly (commencing 11/01/2017). Community Centre, 22 Charles Street, Pialba, 9am-11am.
E. [email protected]

Mackay Autism Support Group

Meet third Tuesday every month (during school terms)
Letitia Daveson
P. 07 4816 9222
E. [email protected]

Maryborough ASD Support Group

Daytime group: 9.30am-11am, third Thursday of each month (children welcome at this group)
Evening group: 7.30pm-9.00pm, first Thursday of each month.
Group meets at the Oasis Room, Maryborough Baptist Church, 168 Fort St, Maryborough.
Denise Hughes
P. 0407 644590
E. [email protected]

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Moreton Bay Region Autism Support Group

A closed Facebook group for Carers, families of children, and adults with autism living in Caboolture, Redcliffe, Pine Rivers and surrounds.

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Out & About Art

Brisbane-based group offering free art activities for older kids and teenagers with social challenges, special needs or anyone who enjoys getting outdoors and being creative together.

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South Burnett Autism Support Group

Meets the second Friday of each month, 7pm, Salvation Army Hall, 107-109 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy.

Jenny Lutz                                                                        
P. 07 4164 1107
E. jenny.lutz61@gmail. com

Aspie Group (children & young adults)
Stacey Palmer
P. 0407 157 427
E. [email protected]

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The Next Door Social (Brisbane)

A weekly, social community event for neurodivergent people. The event is centred around playing games while learning the unwritten rule of social relationships in a safe, positive and collaborative environment.

Every Friday from 5pm, Ithaca Hall, Red Hill

Kathleen West
E. [email protected]

Sebastien Hetzel
E. [email protected]

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Townsville & Surrounding Areas - North Queensland Autism Support Group

Meet first Saturday of the month 10am @ NQCES Community Hut, Hodges Street.
Gwenyth Cutler
P. 07 4774 0637
E. [email protected] or [email protected]
PO Box 1659, Aitkenvale, 4814

NB. The information on this page is provided to Autism Queensland by the groups. 

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