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FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 9/1/20-10/20/20, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

September 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, $80.00










A closed support group (previously called a Support Group Series) has the same group members (up to 12) for a set number of sessions (8). (In contrast, an open group has an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis.) Closed support groups are ideal for adults who are looking for more deeper connections and more extensive peer support from group members. For the best support group experience, closed group members should plan on attending all 8 meeting in the series.

This group offers a safe environment where adults on the spectrum can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and celebrate successes.

Moderator: The group will be moderated by Kelly Urban. Kelly Urban, is a therapist and LifeMAP coach, who also works in AANE’s Adult Services Department. Kelly previously worked at McLean Hospital, using DBT to teach young women emotion regulation tools and other life skills to move forward in their lives. Since 2014, Kelly has been providing information and referral services to adults, their families and professionals, to help navigate what an Asperger profile means for them or those they care about.

A strong internet connection and a computer or tablet with a camera and microphone are required for this group.

Meeting Dates:

All meetings will be held online. We will meet weekly for 8 meetings on Tuesdays from 11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m EST.

September 1
September 8
September 15
September 22
September 29
October 6
October 13
October 20

Common topics of discussion are:

  • Employment
  • Independent Living
  • Daily Living Skills
  • Budgeting
  • Relationships

Cost: Group members need to register in advance and membership is limited to 12 individuals. Members must be adults with Asperger’s or a related profile. The cost, which covers all 8 meetings in the support group series, is $80 per person. This payment covers all 8 meetings and you must register for the entire series.

Financial Assistance: We do recognize that registration fees may be a hardship for some adults. If this is the case, please see the various “pay what you can afford” financial assistance options that are listed on the registration form. If none of those options work for you, please contact stephanie.birkdale@aane.org

Registration for this group is complete.  The group is filled.


September 1
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232