Welcome

Thanks for visiting our website. We’re glad you found us!

Our goal is to provide support to individuals on the autism spectrum and their families through educational programs, support groups and social gatherings. You’ll find information about our mission, upcoming programs, professional members, and a variety of resources on issues such as education, employment, advocacy, etc.

We hope the information on our site is helpful for you and your family. If you have any questions about the ASCEND Group, please send a message to [email protected]

Save the dates:

1) Chips, Chocolate and Chat Gatherings (virtual this fall and free for members and non-members)
For adults on the spectrum and their parents/caregivers
Fall sessions: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Sundays, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6 
Contact us to RSVP (link provided only to those who contact us).


 2) Virtual Family Support Group 
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 
7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Margot Stein, marriage and family therapist
Click here to view our video with Margot who will facilitate these groups.


3) Surfing The Stress And Keeping Your Balance: When Your Child Has Autism
Thursday, October 29
7:00-8:15 p.m.
Dr. Robert Naseef, psychologist and author


 4) Tips for Answering Common Job Interview Questions 
Tuesday, November 17
7:00-8:15 p.m.
Ed Hunter, Career and Executive Coach

All sessions are free for members and $10 for non-members.  Join now!

 ASCEND Professional Events

CFATC's unique therapy approach treats a wide range of childhood emotional, behavioral, and social challenges


Note from Hill Top Prep School
I am reaching out to let you know that there is financial assistance available for families who may be on the fence about considering private school/Hill Top Prep because of the cost. Thank you for continuing to send us extraordinary students!

Kind regards,

Upcoming Special Needs Zoom Workshops
Our complimentary workshops are focused on empowering and educating families who have dependents with special needs giving them clear, actionable information that can be used to understand and build a responsible financial lifestyle. 



Kristina Vacha's Groups
All groups promote increased understanding of living as an adult on the spectrum, address adult issues like employment, independent living, relationships and dating, and provide peer support.