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AANE Support & Social Groups: Adults

AANE Sponsored Groups: Massachusetts

AANE has a number of support and social groups for adults with Asperger Syndrome that meet at various times and locations. These groups are intended for post high school aged adults. To register for an event, please see the Adult Social Event List. If you have any questions, please contact Tonya White at (866) 597-AANE x44 or e-mail .

Watertown, MA — Women’s Support Group (open to all Adult Women)
3rd Thursday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Suggested Donation: $5
RSVP: Tonya White - (866) 597-AANE x44 or
Host: Eva Mendes

Watertown, MA — Young Women's Support Group
1st Tuesday, 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Suggested Donation: $5
RSVP: To or 617 393-3824 x44
Host: Marcia Robinson and Eva Mendes

Watertown, MA — Pizza & Game Night
2nd & 4th Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $12
Host: Tonya White
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Amherst, MA — Pizza & Game Night
1st Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: UMASS Amherst, Herter Hall, 161 Presidents Dr., Amherst, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Su Hoyle
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Canton, MA — Adult Support Group
Date & Time: 2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Enable, Inc., 603 Neponset St., Canton, MA
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitator: Stephen Nadel
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Canton, MA — Pizza & Game Night
1st Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: Enable, Inc., 603 Neponset St., Canton, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Stephen Nadel
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Danvers, MA — Adult Support Group
Date & Time: 3rd Thursday, 6:45-8:00pm
Location: North Shore ARC; 6 Southside Rd, Danvers, MA
Suggested Donation: $5
Facilitator: Gail Kastorf ()
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Danvers, MA — Pizza & Game Night
1st Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: North Shore ARC, 6 Southside Rd, Danvers, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Gail Kastorf
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Fitchburg, MA - Pizza & Game Night
4th Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Fitchburg State University, McKay Art Academy, Room C192, 67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Laurie Thompson
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Framingham, MA — Pizza & Game Night
3rd Mondays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Framingham State University, 100 State Street, Framingham, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Laurie Thompson
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Northampton, MA — Adult Support Group
For Older Adults (ages 25+) with AS
Meets twice per month in the Northampton area
Prospective members should contact Trish Huff, LICSW at

Northampton, MA — Women's Support Group
Meets once per month in Northampton
(There will be no groups during July and August; they will resume in September 2014.)
Prospective members should contact Trish Huff, LICSW at

Plymouth, MA — Pizza & Game Night
4th Saturdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Second Nature Social Skills, 15 Main Street Extension, Unit 7, Plymouth, MA
Cost: $12
Host: Amy Gordon
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

Worcester, MA — Pizza & Game Night
2nd Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Location: Worcester State University, Student Center, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA
Cost: $12
Host: TBA
Contact Tonya White @ (617) 393-3824 x44 or

AANE Sponsored Groups: Out of State

East Providence, RI — Adults with AS
Second Monday - 6:30-8:00 (call to check)
Conference Room, Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI
Facilitator: Arthur Mercurio, M.A. (401) 432-1189

Portland, ME - Adult Support Group
First Saturday - 1:00 - 4:00pm
The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME, 04101
Contact Robert Lagos: , 207-846-3063
Or Alan Dickson:

Dover, NH - Recreational Activity Group
Last Thursday - 6:30 - 8:30pm
Salmon Falls Room - Wentworth Douglass Hospital
1789 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820
Contact Kip Deese-Laurent: , 603-664-8857

Keene, NH - Recreational Group
Twice per month (contact for details)
Antioch University New England, 40 Avon St., Keene, NH, Room 1B
Contact Joanna Andros: , 603-852-8168

Providence, RI - Pizza Night for Adults
Last Friday - 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $3 per person (pay at door)
Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI
New members must contact Barbara Whalen to attend: 401-333-1705

Williston, VT - Social Thinking® Groups
Stern Center for Language and Learning
For details go to http://www.sterncenter.org/
Or call 802-878-2332

“My son is 22 years old, and this is the first time in his life that he’s had such social success! Being able to go to a social function and connect with other people is a godsend for him.”
— Parent of an Adult Social Group Member

"I wanted to thank you again for everything that you have done and for leading the group. I tend to complain a lot and not focus on the good things- so I wanted to make sure that you know that I am happy that there is a group. I don't say it often, but I am really glad that AANE exists."
— Adult Group Member

Non-AANE Support Groups

These listings are provided for informational purposes only. These groups are not overseen by AANE.

Albany, NY — Asperger Adult Social Support Group
Albany Autism Society of America
Monthly meetings - contact or visit website for info
Contact: 518-355-2191 or www.albanyautism.org

Newburyport, MA
Asperger's Support Group for Young Adults (20's and 30's)
Near Downtown Newburyport, MA
Pat Hurzeler MS, RN, PC; 978-465-0697 ex.2