Hello, I have a 4 year old son who has autism. I have been searching for months on all posts that I know of to meet other parents in person that have a special needs child/children to form a support network. I feel very lonely, overwhelmed and isolated. I have recieved messages from other mommas but I have only had 2 people face to face for a short time. I have tried to go to meetups on this site but have been too sick and we had to go to Mayo clinic in Rochester. Minnesota. I AM STARTING TO FEEL BETTER!!!! YEAAAH! (I am kind of a dork). On my last post I stated this will be my last try to meet parents that understand what we are going through. FINALLY I managed to get 5 mommas to meet Saturday August 17th at Galaxy Cafe at noon in Steiner Ranch. Yeaaaah!!!!! I am just a little excited if you can't tell??? I dont know how to recieve messages on meetup (see dorky). I also don't know the dos and don'ts of meetup. If anyone wants to join us, please email me at email@example.com so I can get a headcount. I am so sorry for the short notice, I meant to post this weeks ago but was unable to. If you are not able at attend at this time, email me and we can meet somewhere else at a different time. I am hoping to form a monthly support group and I am open to when and where parents want to meet. Life is a rollercoaster with ups and downs - let's focus on the ups. Laughter is the best medicine. Thank you for reading my novel.