Support and Therapy Groups

Therapy Groups at Bradley Hospital

Social Support Group for Adults with Asperger's Syndrome. Asperger/Autism Network, Rhode Island Chapter

This support group is facilitated by Arthur Mercurio of the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at Bradley Hospital. It is free and meets the second Monday of each month. The group may cancel on holidays or in bad weather. Please call for more information and to verify the meeting date and time.

Meeting Time: Second Monday of each month, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital Pine Room
Contact: Roseanne at CADD, Bradley Hospital 401-432-1189

Asperger/Autism Network, Rhode Island Chapter, Parent Support Group

This support group is for parent of adults or older children with Asperger's Syndrome. It is free and meets the second Monday of each month during the school year. The group may cancel on holidays or in bad weather. Please call for more information and to verify the meeting date and time. Pre-registration required. For more information visit www.aane.org.

Meeting Time: Second Monday of each month during the school year, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital Staff Dining Room
Contact: Barbra Whalen 401-762-1763

RI ADDult Support Group

This group for adults with ADD/ADHD meets the third Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) in the Pine Room at Bradley Hospital. A safe, positive, educational environment for those dealing with the daily issues of ADD/ADHD is provided. The group is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. For more information visit www.riaddults.org.

Meeting Time: Third Thursday of each month except August and December, 7 - 9 p.m.
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital Pine Room
Contact: 401-782-4286 info@riaddults.org  

CHADD of RI (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)

CHADD of RI is the local chapter of the national non-profit organization CHADD, which seeks to promote and provide education and support regarding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults and children. Visit http://www.chadd.org/ or http://www.help4adhd.org/ for more information.

Meeting Time: First Wednesday of the month, 7 - 9 p.m.
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital Pine Room
Contact: 401-369-0045

Bradley Hospital Parents Support Group

Bradley Hospital Parents Support Group is a support group for parents and families of children with emotional, behavioral, psychiatric or developmental disorders. Events are free and open to the public. Free babysitting is available. Pre-registration is required.

Meeting Time: Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital Pine Room
Contact: Chris Brown, 401-432-1205 or email cbrown@lifespan.org

Parent Training for Disruptive Behaviors in Children with ASD

This group is for parents and caregivers of school-age children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis who exhibit challenging, disruptive behaviors. The six-week program will introduce behavior modification techniques to help parents and caregivers learn effective ways for managing and reducing disruptive behavior in their children.

Meeting Time: Each group lasts for 6 sessions/weeks, and meets either on Tuesday mornings or Monday afternoons
Meeting Location: Bradley Hospital, Verrecchia Clinic for Children with Autism & Developmental Disabilities
Contact: Gina M. Marini, MA, LCSW, 401-432-1478