Below is a collection of support groups that we have been made aware of. If you know of any support groups in Manatee County that are not currently listed, please let CARD know.

Manatee County Support Groups

Parenting Matters

Location:602 3rd St E, Bradenton, FL 34208

Contact Name:Kelly Benford

Contact Phone: 941 756-3007

Contact Email:

Date/Time: Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm

Who: Parents of children ages 0 to 12

Description: These weekly ongoing sessions help Spanish-speaking families deal with the day-to-day parenting matters. Parents, grandparents, and other caregivers meet with professional parenting educators to discuss parenting challenges such as communication, family bonding, family safety, literacy, discipline, and temperament.

Family Partnership Center

Location:Multiple locations throughout the county.

Contact Name:Jessica Perez-Maqueda

Contact Phone: 941-756-3007

Contact Email:

Date/Time: Call for dates.

Who: Parents of children ages 5 to 12.

Description: Family Partnership Center offers Active Parenting Now for parents of children ages 5 to 12 throughout the year. For more info or to register for upcoming classes call Jessica Perez-Maqueda at 941-756-3007 or check their website.

Across The Spectrum: Parent Support Group


Contact Phone: 407-207-3388

Contact Email:

Date/Time: First Tuesday of every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm (EST)

Who: Parents of children with autism.

Description: Join our support group and chat with other parents who can offer advice or support and help others by sharing your own knowledge and experience.