What is jasn?

Jackson Autism Support Network is a non-profit organization founded by parents of children with autism. JASN's mission is to educate the community and support families affected by autism.


We provide regular monthly support group meetings, community outings for children with autism and provide parent workshops and presentations that are autism related. 


What is autism?



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Yourself without the ability to communicate


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Being in Pain or feeling Sick but you were unable to tell anyone


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Feeling distracted, frightened, obsessed and frustrated but not knowing why


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Feeling like this every day


Now you have a picture of autism


Autism is a neurobiological disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate, reason and interact socially with other individuals. Autism is considered a spectrum disorder because it affects individuals in varying degrees of severity. 100% of individuals with autism have problems with sensory integration, socialization and communication.


How Common is Autism?


The incidence of autism is growing dramatically. One out of every 68 kids have developed some form of autism.

Autism is far more common in boys than girls (1 out of every 42 are boys) and is found in all walks of life and everywhere around the world.


What is the cause of autism?


Although the cause remains unknown, researchers believe it is linked to genetics with a number of possible triggers, both external and environmental. Autism is not  a result of bad parenting. Children with autism are not spoiled kids who choose to misbehave.




2019 support group meetings

We meet every month on the 2nd Tuesday.

See scheduled dates below.


  • Typically summer months (June-August) are canceled due to low attendance. However, they are resumed in September.


3105 Wildwood Ave Suite B
Jackson, MI 49202

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Childcare is provided


January 8, 2019

February  12, 2019

March 12, 2019

April 9, 2019

May 14, 2019

June 11, 2019

July 9, 2019

August 13, 2019

September 10, 2019

October 8, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 10, 2019