The Adult Autism Group is a nonprofit organization based in Springfield, Illinois. Our mission is to help adults on the autism spectrum to live more successful, fulfilling lives.

Current Programs

Monthly Meeting

The Adult Autism Group meets monthly to socialize and discuss topics of interest to those on the spectrum and their allies. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at the Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation from 6:30 pm – 8:00pm.

Recreational Activities

The Adult Autism Group plans regular outings for its members. Activities have included bowling, pool, game nights, trivia, a night at the zoo, movies, a museum tour, and an annual Christmas party. More recently, we have had annual trips to St. Louis or Chicago.

Latest Updates

Illinois Respite Coalition (10/24/2019) - The Illinois Respite Coalition (IRC) is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the importance of “Lifespan Respite,” promoting education and training for families and providers of respite services, and advocating support for caregivers by ensuring access to quality respite services for the residents of Illinois. See the attached flyer for more information!

Illinois Respite CoalitionRead More »

PEERS® for Young Adults this Spring (10/24/2019) - The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Social Skills (PEERS®) will be offered again in the Springfield, IL area this spring. PEERS® is designed for young adults, ages 18 to 35, with autism spectrum disorders and other social challenges. It is a 16-week program that requires active participation of both the young adult and…

PEERS® for Young Adults this SpringRead More »

PEERS® for Young Adults (7/3/2019) - A member of The Adult Autism Group shares his experience with PEERS® The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Social Skills (PEERS®) will be offered in the Springfield, IL area this fall. PEERS® is designed for young adults, ages 18 to 35, with autism spectrum disorders and other social challenges. It is a 16-week…

PEERS® for Young AdultsRead More »