Autism and Neurodiversity Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to connect with other members of the community and share stories, experiences, and lives while reducing isolation and enhancing your ability to care for yourself and your loved ones.

The Appalachian Institute for Health and Wellness offers support groups for the caregivers of individuals with autism and other neurodiversities. You can also find support group opportunities in our community resources.

CONI – Caregivers of Neurodivergent Individuals

Open to parents and caregivers of neurodivergent individuals of any age.

CONI is intended to support and connect members to resources in the high country community. Educational sessions are also offered to group members on a different schedule.

CONI Spring 2024 Meeting Schedule

CONI meets every third Thursday from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in University Hall Room 174, 400 University Hall Drive, Boone, NC 28607.

  • January 18, 2024
  • February 15, 2024
  • March 21, 2024
  • April 18, 2024
  • May 16, 2024

Registration and Contact

If you would like to participate in CONI and/or receive a copy of meeting notes, please complete the CONI Registration Form.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Mary Sheryl Horine at 828-262-7557 or