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Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 10/24/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  meets one Sunday a month and is for parents, family members, and friends of adult individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. Guest speakers are hosted every other month.

SPEAKER: Tom Abinanti, NYS Assembly Member, Chair of the Assembly Committee on People With Disabilities is anxious to hear about the various living conditions of your loved ones on the spectrum and your OPWDD experiences. Tom will also discuss the results of the public hearing taking place on Oct 20 and address the future of the system of services. Watch the public hearing online on employment opportunities and barriers for people with disabilities Wednesday, October 20 at 10:00 AM under the ‘Watch Live’ camera icon in the header at www.nyassembly.gov.

WHEN: Sunday, October 24, 2021

TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

FACILITATORS: Bonnie Kaplan & Judy Omidvaran

COST: Free

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the meeting date. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.


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 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.


October 24
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Samantha Halliday Diez, AANE
617-393-3824 x 277