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*NEW START DATE* Online “Closed” Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (30+), 11/5/20-2/4/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

November 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $160.00

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of older adults (30 years of age or older) with Asperger profiles. This group will meet online and is now open to parents and other adult family members who live anywhere in the world.

When: 8 meetings, on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT (Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 5, Jun 3).  

Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone.

Facilitator: Michele Cantara, Co-Director AANE Adult Services

Where:  After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation email that will include the Zoom link you will use to participate in all 8 closed support group meetings. See “Tips for Using Zoom” (below).

Cost: The  list price is $160 per member for all 8 meetings of the closed support group. We do not want cost to be a barrier to your group participation. You will see several “pay what you can afford” options on the registration page. Simply check off the one that works for you. No hassle. No questions asked.

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About AANE’s “Closed” Support Groups for Parents of Adults 23 Years of Age and Older

Closed”support groups for parents have the same members (12) for a set number of sessions (8).  These groups are ideal for parents who want to go beyond sharing their story with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. Other adult family members, such as siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, or even close family friends can join these groups.  (Spouses and partners of adults with Asperger’s should consider AANE support groups for neurodiverse couples and partners). 

Parents and other adult family members who join our “closed” support groups are looking to establish a stronger connection with and get more extensive peer support from the same group members in a series of meetings.  “Closed” support groups offer facilitated peer support for parents who are facing these and other challenges:

  • Parenting without power now that your child is an adult
  • Keeping the lines of communication open 
  • Helping their adult child live independently and have a fulfilling future.
  • Navigating public and private benefits programs

These closed support groups also let parents give voice to their concerns and frustrations and acknowledge both hard-won and unexpected victories.

We offer “closed” support groups for parents of younger adults (23-29) and parents of older adults (over 30 years of age). 

We also offer “closed” support groups for parents of transition age youth (18-22).

Tips for Using Zoom

You will need:

  • A computer or tablet (you can use a mobile phone, but it won’t be quite as good)
  • An internet connection
  • A webcam so you can see and interact with other parents

You aren’t required to install anything on your computer or tablet in order to use Zoom, but some people find it helpful to download the Zoom client. https://zoom.us/download

If you have never used Zoom, before you attend the closed support group, we strongly suggest that you visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

Questions? See Frequently Asked Questions about Parent of Adult Support Groups or contact stephanie.birkdale@aane.org


November 5
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232


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