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FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for People Who Think Their Parents are on the Spectrum, 7/14/21 – 12/1/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $160

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is for adults either on the spectrum or neurotypical adults who have a parent who has been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or who they strongly suspect is on the spectrum.  The first session will focus on introducing group members and the topics/focus of future sessions.  The second session will be a workshop on the basics of Autism (i.e., AS 101). The remaining 6 sessions may address these and other issues:

  • What is the best way to approach my parent about possibly being on the spectrum?
  • Should I urge my parent to seek a diagnosis?
  • What impact will these revelations have on our relationship?
  • Will we both make changes? What might they be?
  • How do I join with my parent in educating ourselves about Aspergers/autism strengths and challenges?
  • How has my experience with a parent on the spectrum affected my own parenting style?
  • What services and supports are available to my parent and to me?

WHEN: 7/14, 8/18, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom



COST: $160

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available for those in need. Some programs will have discounted registration buttons below for you to select the amount you are able to afford. If an event has a single registration button and financial assistance is needed, contact events@aane.org. No one will be turned away for the inability to pay. If you are in a position to pay the full price, please consider donating the cost of an additional registration to support AANE programming.

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REGISTRATION: 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. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly. 

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: If you are new to Zoom, we suggest that you visit their Help Center prior to your meeting to familiarize yourself 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.


July 14
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pat Schissel, AANE