Yuma Autism Support Group

Understanding Autism Together  




Autism is a severe developmental disorder that begins at birth or within the first two-and-a-half years of life. Most autistic children are perfectly normal in appearance, but spend their time engaged in puzzling and disturbing behaviors which are markedly different from those of typical children. Less severe cases may be diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) or with Asperger's Syndrome (these children typically have normal speech, but they have many "autistic" social and behavioral problems).

- Autism Research Institute


Yuma Autism Support Group


We welcome parents, families, friends and caregivers of individuals with autism to share, learn and understand what it means to live with autism.  We generally meet the first Wednesday of every month from 6-8pm at the YRMC Corporate Center located at 399 West 32nd Street in Yuma, Az (beween Mervyn's and Spragues).

Please check the Calendar for exact dates, as they are subject to change by YRMC as need be. 


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This site is still a work in progress, please continue to check back for much more information and details.                        

 -Thanks, Gwen