T1D Connections Program – Support Groups, Family Fun Days, and More!

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We have multiple options to provide support to those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) or caring for children with T1D. Through the T1D Connections Program, the Upstate New York Chapter provides in-person and virtual support groups for our community members.

Our in person support groups are designed for school age children (K-8) with T1D and parent(s) of any age of children with T1D. Children will have their own space to connect and relate with each other, while caregivers are able to talk amongst themselves about the challenges and triumphs in caring for a young one with T1D.


Please note: Registration is required. RSVP here!


We currently have groups in the following areas:

Albany, NY

Meetings will take place on the following dates from 6:30pm-7:30pm at

Bring On The Spectrum Community Space & Sensory Gym

71 Fuller Rd, Colonie, NY 12205









Buffalo, NY

Meetings will take place on Tuesdays at the Julia Boyer Reinstein Library from 6PM-7PM on the following dates:



D-Link of WNY hosts a T1D support group for pre-teens and teens ages 12-18 years old! Meetings are held monthly from at the Williamsville Public Library (5571 Main St, Williamsville, NY 14221). Please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/44lpRGR

Meetings will be held on the following dates from 6:30PM – 7:45PM: 


Find more information about D-Link on their Facebook and Instagram!

Rochester, NY

  Join us at Hose 22 (56 Stutson St, Rochester NY 14612) on the following dates:

2/21/24 @ 7pm

4/17/24 @ 7pm


Family Fun Day – Sunday, September 24, 2023

Join us from 2pm-5pm at The Stutson House (34 Stutson St,  Rochester NY 114612) for a day of family-friendly activities for families living with T1D. Please RSVP at this LINK and email Marianna (mseefeldt@jdrf.org) with any questions.


Syracuse, NY

Meetings will take place on the following dates from 6:30pm-7:30pm at the 

 Liverpool Public Library

310 Tulip St, Liverpool, NY 13088








Don’t live in these areas or can’t attend in person? Join us for our Monthly Family Zoom meetings! These meetings are intended for caregivers & parents of children with T1D, and they take place monthly on the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6pm. Please contact Marianna Seefeldt at mseefeldt@jdrf.org for access to the Zoom meeting.