Events/Support Groups

Scroll down to see all area events & support groups on this page

USF C.A.R.D. posted events (see website for more info

Tampa Bay Area Parents/Caregivers here's your chance to have fun at the movies with your child/student...

AMC Sensory-Friendly Films - AMC Theaters, in partnership with The Autism Society, offer AMC Sensory-Friendly Films. Safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums keep their lights up, the sound turned down, and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing.
Title: The Adventures of Tin Tin
10 a.m.
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2011
Cost: Regular ticket prices apply

Location: See Participating AMC Theaters shown below

Upcoming Dates:
NOTE: Dates and films are subject to change.
February 25: The Secret World of Arrietty, 10 AM, Regular ticket prices apply
March 10: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, 10 AM, Regular ticket prices apply

April 7: Pirates! Band of Misfits, 10 AM, Regular ticket prices apply

Participating AMC Theaters
AMC The Regency
202496 W. Brandon Boulevard
Brandon, FL 33511

AMC Veterans Expressway
249302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634

AMC Woodlands Square
203128 Tampa Road
Oldsmar, FL 34677

AMC Tri-City
85140 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33764


Upcoming WALK Events - Walk Now for Autism Speaks' is considered the nation's largest autism walk program and it is Autism Speaks' signature fundraising and awareness event. Volunteers, families and friends walk to generate funds for autism research and to spread awareness about this disorder.

Below I've named a few Florida WALK events, however, to find an event closer to your home State visit


SUPPORT GROUPS Throughout Florida

Autism Monthly Support Group:
Various topics and speakers ranging from diet, therapy and advocacy. No limit to constructive topics of discussion.  
WHERE: Pasco County  5740 Moog Rd, Pasco
WHEN:  1st Tuesday of the month 
CONTACT: Monica Bice 727-945-0947 or email

P.E.A.C.E. Parental Encouragment for Autistic Children. Our misssion is to educate, empower, and provide a positive support environment to families with children on the Autism spectrum Disorder. 
WHEN: First Tuesday of every month
WHERE: Lakeland, 1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd 33805
CONTACT: Nicole Torres 863-686-1221 ext 228 or email or visit


Autism Caregivers Connect - A North & Central Brevard social, support & resource group of families, firends & caregivers of people on the autism spectum.
WHEN: 2nd Friday of each month  7-9pm
WHERE: Merritt Island Causeway (various restaurant locations)
CONTACT: Kimberly Molina  321-607-2128
Note: Please make prior arrangements for childcare


BFOCASD Support Group
Families, educators & therapists of children & adults with autism spectrum disorders
WHEN: 1st Wed of the month 7-9pm
WHERE: West Volusia First Baptist Church of Melbourne, 3301 Dairy Road, Melbourne
CONTACT:  727-1028


Aware 4 Autism Support Group - new speakers Monthly 
WHEN: 1st Saturday every month 2-4pm
WHERE: First Congregational Church, 7900 Fort Kind Rd Zephyrhills Florida
CONTACT: Johanna O'Toole 813-782-9431

Autism Foundation of Tampa Bay Inc. - Autism Support Group meeting
Date: Monday January 23, 2012
Time: 6:30-8:30pm.
Guest speaker: Anthony Stover, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst with Behavioral Evolution, Inc.

Location:  Children’s Medical Service (CMS) 13101 Bruce B. Downs Bvld. Tampa, FL 33612
Child Care available for Foundation Members with reservation received by 01/09/2012 at:
Dinner/Announcement:                                      6:30pm-7pm
Introduction/Social:                                            7pm-7:30pm
Guest Speaker; Anthony Stover, BCBA:             7:30-8:15pm
Questions/Discussions:                                     8:15pm-8:30pm

RSVP by email at:
Visit for more information