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Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Neurodivergent Transgender Adults (23+), 2/16/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: This session is for parents of adults 23 years old or older with Asperger/Autism profiles who identify as transgender or who are exploring or questioning their gender identity. 

Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation or preference.  Gender identity is one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither–how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves.  Individuals with autism (which includes Aspergers) may be more likely to identify with a gender/s that is different than the sex assigned at birth.  The intersection of these two identities is common, but not often talked about in the same space.  

When an adult child questions their gender identity parents are often initially overwhelmed by questions and concerns, and more questions may surface as their child continues on their journey.  Whether you are starting or continuing this journey with your child, join us on Feb 16 from 7-8 PM to meet with other parents in this community.   

WHEN:  Tuesday, February 16, 2021

TIME:  7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

WHERE:  Online via Zoom

FACILITATORS:  Michele Cantara and Shari Coon

COST:  Free

CAPACITY: 30 participants

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

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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 to and/or ask individual participants to leave an event. For more information see FAQS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The 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 16
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Michele Cantara, AANE