Support Group Meetings

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Autism Support Group and Autism Educational Series

Benton - Stearns Education District


1530 Northway Drive

Saint Cloud, MN 56301


Monthly support group and autism educational series for parents and caregivers of children and young adults with autism/autism spectrum disorders. 

Support group: 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8 pm. Please call in advance to confirm child care.

Educational series: 2nd Thursday of each month. Please call in advance to confirm child care. 

Brain Injury Support Group – Monticello 

St. Henry's Parish Center

Monticello, MN, 55362

Ann Mork (763) 295-3721 

Support group for persons who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI.

1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 

Brain Injury Support Group – St. Cloud 

Whitney Senior Center

1527 Northway Drive

St Cloud, MN 56303

Craig (320) 685-3680 

Support group for persons who have had a Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI. 

Coffee Time Support Group 

808 B 6th Avenue NE

Buffalo, MN 55313

Ruth Kasper (763) 684-1484 

Parents or anyone interested in support and information for mentally handicapped or developmentally disabled children and adults. 4th Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am  

C.O.R.E. (Community Opportunities Recreation Education) – Opening Doors 

Buffalo, MN 55313

Sandy (763) 682-8473 or Linda (763) 682-8490 

Self advocacy group for adults with disabilities designed to educate groups members on the following: 

Independent living skills.

Meet new friends

Learn new skills

Maintain independence  

Disability Support Services – St. Cloud 

ARC Central Minnesota

6112 322nd Street

St. Cloud, MN 56303

(320) 240-9550 

Sibshop: Promotes sibling friendships, provides information about disabilities and offers a safe environment for siblings to talk about their feelings. 

Family Support Services: Providing parent support and educational services; individual and family advocacy; social activities; professional education through workshops/training; public policy education and support groups.  

Disability Support Services – St. Cloud 

Arc Midstate

110 2nd Street South

Waite Park, MN 56387

(320) 251-7272 

Sibsday Events: Siblings (ages 7 – 12) program connecting other siblings together; activities; sharing; support and family events. 

Family Support Services: Parents of children with special needs share information, support each other and are provided with educational services. 

Support Group: Support group for families of children with Down Syndrome.   

Down Syndrome – Parent Network 

Buffalo Discovery School

Buffalo, MN 55313

Sheri Jorgensen


Parents of a child with Down Syndrome offering group discussion, speakers and socialization. 

3rd Monday of the month from 6:30 pm - 8 pm  

H.E.L.P.S. Facilitators Parent Support Group 

Big Lake Elementary School

Room 106/School age children meet in Room 107501

Minnesota Avenue

Big Lake, MN 55309

Jane Stevenson (763) 262-2525 

Parent group facilitated by parents of special needs children providing support and education for families who have children who have ADD, ADHD, EBD or OBD and other behavior disorders. 

Meets once a month from 7 pm - 8 :30 pm   

Parent Support and Education Services 

Resource Training and Solutions

St. Cloud, MN 56301

(320) 255-3236 or (888)447-7032 

Providing the following parenting support services:  Asperger Parent Support Group: Bob Hanks (320) 229-6033.  

3rd Saturday of the month from 9 am - 10:30 am 

Parenting Education Services: Community parenting workshops/seminarsResource center for parents and professionals

Customized behavior management seminars  

St. Michael Foundation Support Group 

101 Central Avenue East

Saint Michael, MN 55376


Teaching the Three C's approach to developmentally disabled persons.

The Three C's stand for: 

Comprehension: A persons own understanding and response to a situation

Competency: Ability to put the understanding into action

Creativity: Each individual doing things in a unique way 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm 


SHHH…..Hard of Hearing Support Group 

Whitney Senior Center

1527 Northway Drive

St Cloud, MN 56303


Support group for persons who are hard of hearing. 

1st Tuesday of each month at 5:30 pm