Occupational Therapy

Family Support Services

The Community of Autism Resources and Education (CARE) Family Support Services are outreach programs designed to help families learn how to navigate a life impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) while finding support and understanding in one another.


Parent Information & Training Sessions

Having a child with special needs often means making family lifestyle changes and different plans for the future. Each month, we offer a new information/training session to enrich the lives of families impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder through specialized training and resources.

This group meets in the Heartspring Conference Center on the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. (one hour before Parent and Sibling Support Groups) and is free and open to the public.

View and join our Facebook Event page for more details on times and monthly topics.

Facebook Event

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kalee Beal at 316-634-8862 or kbeal@heartspring.org


Parent/Guardian Support Group

Our FREE Parent Support Group is designed to give parents of children with ASD a place to build relationships with other parents and share their struggles, experiences, and special moments of success.

This group meets in the Heartspring Conference Center on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. and is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kalee Beal at 316-634-8862 or kbeal@heartspring.org


Sibling Support Group

Our FREE Sibling Support Group is designed to develop an enhanced sense of understanding, esteem, compassion, and empathy towards siblings who are impacted by ASD. Participants in this group are able to connect with other siblings in similar circumstances, which provides the opportunity to create bonds and friendships.

This group meets in the Heartspring Conference Center on the third Saturday of each month at 10:00 a.m. (at same time as our Parent Support Group) and is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kalee Beal at 316-634-8862 or kbeal@heartspring.org


Teen Night

Teenagers and young adults impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder often don’t get the same opportunities to experience the weekend like their peers. To help change that, CARE offers a fun evening of pizza, movies, and everything in between! Join us on the last Saturday of every month for this FREE event.

This event meets in the Heartspring Conference Center on the last Saturday of every month from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Kalee Beal at 316-634-8862 or kbeal@heartspring.org


Online Autism Screening

Research has shown that early intervention of Autism Spectrum Disorder is essential in improving children’s learning, communication, social skills, and brain development. If you suspect your child may be on the spectrum, the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) is a trusted screening questionnaire that will help you determine if professional testing is needed.

Click the link below to visit the M-CHAT website.

M-CHAT Website


Parents' Night Out

Parents of children with ASD often struggle to find affordable respite services and care for their children. CARE offers one night a month for children to enjoy fun and safe activities while their families enjoy a night out.

  • Ages served: 2-18
  • Once a month
  • Friday Nights
  • 5:30-8:30 p.m.

If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased at the Heartspring Outpatient Services front desk or by calling 316-634-8803.

Next Sessions:

  • February 7, 2020
  • March 6, 2020

For more information and a full schedule of our support services please contact:

Kalee Beal

Kalee Beal

CARE Program Manager

kbeal@heartspring.org
316-634-8862

Allyson Bell

Director of Autism Services

abell@heartspring.org
316-634-8869