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FILLED – Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (30+), 2/4/21 – 5/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, $160

DESCRIPTION:  This “closed” support group is designed for parents/family members of older adults (30 years of age or older) with Asperger profiles. “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 stories 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. These closed support groups also let parents give voice to their concerns and frustrations and acknowledge both hard-won and unexpected victories. 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

WHEN: 8 sessions every other Thursday.   2/4, 2/18, 3/4, 3/18, 4/1, 4/15, 4/29, 5/13

Please reserve 06/03/21 in your calendar for a make up meeting in case one of the group meetings needs to be cancelled.

TIME: 7:00-8:30 PM  (Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone)

WHERE: Online via Zoom  

FACILITATOR: Linda Manning

COST: $160 per member for all 8 meetings of the closed support group. 

CAPACITY: 12 participants

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCEFor 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 event or first session. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly. 

This group is full. The registration has ended.

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 SUPPORTThe 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.


February 4
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Michele Cantara, AANE