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

Sarasota County Support Groups

Beyond the Spectrum Parent Support Group

Location:7037 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota, FL 34240

Contact Phone: 941-907-3443

Contact Email:

Date/Time: Monday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Who: For parents of children with Aspergers, high functioning autism, PDD-NOS and emotional disorders.

S.T.A.R.S. (Successful Talented Adults Reaching Skyward) Program

Location:Jewish Family & Children Services, 2688 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237

Contact Name:Isaac Gurfinchel

Contact Phone: 941-366-2224

Contact Email: Director of Counseling

Date/Time: Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Who: Young adults ages 18 to 30 with a developmental disability.

Description: Weekly co-ed program offers a venue where individuals can make new friends and discover new interests. There is a monthly parent/caregiver meeting.

Autism Society of Florida

Location:Contact for information

Contact Name:Ann Reynolds

Contact Email:

Date/Time: Contact for information

Who: Young Adults ages 18-40

Description: Social group for independently functioning young adults ages 18-40.