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Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (14-16), 5/3/23 – 6/21/23, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm, $160

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 8-week virtual group for teens aged 14-16 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members.

WHEN: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21

TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom


COST: The list price is $160 per participant for all 8 sessions.

CAPACITY: 14 members

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one will be turned away for inability to pay. Discounted registration buttons can be found below for some programs and events.  To inquire about financial assistance, contact events@aane.org.  If you are able, please consider donating the cost of an additional registration to support the financial assistance of others.

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the first session. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.


REGISTER: $120 (25% OFF)

REGISTER: $80 (50% OFF)

REGISTER: $40 (75% OFF)

Thanks to a generous grant from the John Alden Foundation, we are able to offer a reduced price option for families living in Eastern MA (towns east of Worcester). If you are interested in the option, please click the registration link below.


AUDIENCE: This group is intended for individuals on the spectrum in the age range indicated who are able to self-regulate AND independently participate in activities without the assistance of a dedicated caretaker.

EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications:

  • “Open” events/groups may have different participants joining from session to session and Closed” events/groups have the same participants for a set number of sessions.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission, ask an individual participant to leave, or remove participants from the event/program for inappropriate or disrespectful behavior. For more information see FAQS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The online platform for the event/program will be listed in the confirmation email from AANE. For assistance with Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center prior to the event to become familiar with the platform.

DISCLAIMER: The resources and information shared within AANE support groups are for informational and educational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Our hope is that these resources will provide you with useful connections as you navigate your journey of discovery and connection. AANE makes no warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the information shared within the group.


May 3
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Maggie Bowlby