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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.

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February 2019

Free

Berklee College of Music: Free Music Lessons at AANE

February 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

              The Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs (BIAES) has been kind enough to offer free group music lessons to adults on the autism spectrum. Participants are expected to attend all lessons as students will participate in a public performance at the end of the lesson period. Where: AANE Office, 51 Water Street, Watertown, MA, 02472 When: Lessons are on Tuesday evenings on the following dates - 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9,…

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$5.00

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

February 19 @ 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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$120

Online – Parents of Adults SG Series

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

3rd Wednesday of each month – Online Support Group Series for Parents of Adults This parent of adult support group series is designed for parents of adult children, who have completed high school and who are 19 years or older. 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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$5.00

Danvers Drop-In Support Group

February 21 @ 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. Upcoming Events: 2/21/2019, 3/21/2019, 4/18/2019 *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. Drop-In support…

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$10.00

Women’s Social Event – Creativity for Stress Relief

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

        The seventh 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 project! You will be able to make two or more artworks or crafts! Artwork choices: Drawing – Painting – Clay Sculpture – Block Printing – Coloring – Mixed Media. All supplies will be provided. Other Gift Item Choices: Decorate a birdhouse, box, or animal…

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Jody Acford Adult Benefits Conference

February 23 @ 8:15 am - 4:30 pm
Crowne Plaza, 320 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02458 United States
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                  Jody Acford Benefits Conference Asperger Syndrome and Adult Life: Navigating Massachusetts Public and Private Supports and Services Systems This conference is geared towards adults and parents of older teens and adults with AS or related Autism profiles. Experts explain the many public and private supports that may be appropriate for adults who live in Massachusetts including: – federal income subsidies – state services – public & private housing options – public…

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$12.00

Framingham Pizza & Game Night

February 25 @ 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! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 2/25/2019, 3/18/2019, 4/15/2019 *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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$5.00

South Area Drop-In Support Group

February 25 @ 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. Upcoming Events: 2/25/2019, 3/25/2019, 4/22/2019 *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. Drop-In support…

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$5.00

AANE Webinar: Communication: A Necessary Skill to Strengthen or Dissolve a Neurodiverse Relationship

February 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

                  Thanks to a generous grant from Belmont Bank we are pleased to announce a five-part webinar series on relationships. Webinars will be held once per month beginning in February until June and will be specially priced at $5 each. Do you feel like your partner is “speaking a different language”? Does this communication impact important conversations you want to have with your spouse? While communication is vital for all relationships, unique…

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$12.00

Fitchburg Pizza & Game Night

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

              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: 2/27/2019, 3/27/2019, 4/24/2019 *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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$10.00

Fathers’ Group

February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

            Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently. WHAT: We will be serving drinks, snacks, and good conversation. HOSTS: David Sugar and Benedikt Sander Register

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$12.00

Holyoke Pizza & Game Night

February 28 @ 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! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 2/28/2019, 3/28/2019, 4/25/2019 *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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$12.00

Watertown Pizza & Game Night

February 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 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: 2/28/2019, 3/28/2019, 4/25/2019 *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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March 2019

$80

Weekly Online – Support Group Series for Adults

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Weekly on Monday Evenings – Online Support Group Series for Adults This adult support group series is designed for all adults ages who are on the autism spectrum. Through this support group series, adults can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other adults. AANE adult support group series also give adults an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Moderator: The group will be moderated by Jennifer DeSanctis-Narby. Jennifer is…

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Free

Grandparent Open Support Group

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
AANE, 51 Water Street
Watertown, MA 02472 United States

            Are you a grandparent of a child, teen or adult on the autism spectrum? If so consider joining the grandparent support group. This psychoeducational group meets by-weekly at AANE on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30. The group is geared to grandparents and offers a balance of information about ASD as well as strategies for successful experiences such as outings, play dates and family events. Contact Marcia Robinson for more information. Contact Information: 617-393-3824 ext 29…

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