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FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 9/14/20-11/16/20, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM EDT

September 14 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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 meetings 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 Nisha Narvekar. Nisha Narvekar has been with AANE for over 9 years in various capacities. She was LifeMAP Assistant Director and a seasoned LifeMAP coach. From support groups for siblings and parents to information and referral for AANE’s Adult Services, Nisha enjoys a rich experience from working with a diverse set of clients. Nisha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. Nisha has a Master’s degree in Community Social Psychology from UMASS Lowell and in Applied Psychology from India. While in India, Nisha worked with underprivileged children at a high risk of HIV, using dance therapy for group counseling, creating HIV awareness.

Registration is at capacity. This event is full.

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 for 8 meetings on Mondays from 4:30 p.m-6:00 p.m EST.

September 14
September 21
October 5
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9
November 16

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


September 14
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232