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AANE continuously updates our event calendar so you can find the conferences, seminars, webinars and events that are of interest to you. Please Contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

Advance registration with payment is required for some programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended for these programs due to limited seating. If online registration is closed, please call Frank Medlar at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10 to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. If you are in need of financial assistance to attend an event, please contact Frank Medlar at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10.

AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds or credits given to attend another workshop.

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December 2018

$20.00

AANE Adult Holiday Party

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bertucci’s @ Newton Corner, 275 Centre Street
Newton, MA United States

            Our annual Adult Holiday Party is a wonderful opportunity for adults with AS to share a meal with friends and have some fun. This year the event will be held at Bertucci’s in Newton. The menu will feature a selection of pizza and pasta options and will include salad, and soft drinks. After dinner, join us for our traditional Yankee Swap! Yankee Swap Information: If you would like to participate in the Yankee Swap, bring…

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$10.00

Women’s Social Event – Creativity for Stress Relief

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

          The fourth meeting of the new Women's Social Events. The program offers monthly social activities in varied locations. Join us at the AANE office for some stress relief with art. Make an art gift! You will be able to make two or more artworks or crafts - think GIFT ITEMS! Artwork choices: Drawing - Painting - Clay Sculpture - Block Printing - Coloring - Mixed Media. All supplies will be provided. Other Gift Item Choices: Decorate…

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$12.00

Framingham Pizza & Game Night

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
SMOC, 300 Howard Street
Framingham, MA

              Have dinner, socialize, and play games (feel free to bring and share your own favorite games). This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the…

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$5.00

South Area Open Support Group

December 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of South Norfolk, 789 Clapboardtree St.
Westwood, MA

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. Register

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$5.00

Gay Men’s Open Support Group

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not…

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$5.00

Gender Identity and the Autism Spectrum Support Group for Transgender Adults on the Spectrum

December 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

                  Neurodivergent? Gender Variant? This group’s for you! Are you an adult with Asperger Syndrome or a related Autism Spectrum Profile? Do you identify as Trans, Transgender, Genderqueer, Gender Fluid, Non-binary, Questioning, or any number of other ways that would fit under the transgender umbrella? Join us for the monthly group to meet others on the spectrum who also identify as Transgender, hear one another’s stories and share unique concerns and perspectives that come…

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Free

Florence Women’s Open Support Group

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Lilly Library, 19 Meadow St
Florence , MA

          Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Group is for all individuals 18+ (post high school) who identify as female. Please note that this group now meets at a new location, on the third Thursday of the month, from 6:30-7:45 PM. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. Register…

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$5.00

Danvers Open Support Group

December 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
North Shore Elder Services, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 200
Danvers, MA 01923 United States

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. Register

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$12.00

Holyoke Pizza & Game Night

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MCS (Multi Cultural Services), 260 Westfield Street
Holyoke, MA

              Have dinner, socialize, and play games (feel free to bring and share your own favorite games). This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the…

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January 2019

$10.00

Greater Springfield Pizza & Game Night

01/02/2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
First Congregational Church of East Longmeadow, 7 Somers Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028 United States

              Have dinner, socialize, and play games (feel free to bring and share your own favorite games). This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 1/2/19, 2/6/19, 3/6/219 *Please note that attendees now have the option to pay online or at the door. We encourage people to pay online but it is not required. **Please note that AANE reserves the right…

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$120

Watertown, MA – Parents of Older Adults SG Series

01/03/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

1st Thursday of each month - Support Group Series for Parents of Older Adults This parent of adult support group series is designed for parents of adult children, who have completed high school and who are over 27 years old. Through this support group series, parents can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other parents. AANE parent of adult support groups also give parents an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge…

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$40.00

My child or teen just got diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum, now what?

01/07/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

              This two hour workshop will go over what to know and expect on raising your child on the Autism Spectrum. We will cover core strengths and challenges some ways to cope at home, advocating at school, transition planning, and more. Start your journey with your wonderful engaging, sometimes quirky child. Register What if I don’t live in Massachusetts? Meanwhile, keep in mind that staff in AANE Child and Teen Services, and AANE Adult Services, are available to…

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$120

Chelmford, MA – Parents of Young Adults SG Series

01/08/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Chelmsford High School, Room 213, 200 Richardson Road
North Chelmsford, MA 01863 United States

1st Tuesday of each month - Support Group Series for Parents of Young Adults This parent of adult support group series is designed for parents of adult children, who have completed high school and who are 19-26 years old. Through this support group series, parents can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other parents. AANE parent of adult support groups also give parents an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won…

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$120

Westwood, MA – Parents of Young Adults SG Series

01/08/2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Arc of South Norfolk, 789 Clapboardtree St.
Westwood, MA

1st Tuesday of each month – Support Group Series for Parents of Young Adults This parent of adult support group series is designed for parents of adult children, who have completed high school and who are 19-26 years old. Through this support group series, parents can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other parents. AANE parent of adult support groups also give parents an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won…

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$25.00

AANE Webinar: Aging with Asperger’s

01/08/2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

              The phenomenon of human longevity is being experienced worldwide. Adults are living longer than ever before, including adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities (I/DD). Dr. Coyle’s talk will summarize what we know about aging with autism and other intellectual or developmental disabilities; and her talk will highlight the primary challenges that researchers face in understanding the key issues facing adults aging with I/DD. Following Caitlin's presentation, there will be three first-person perspectives given by…

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