Interest Groups have been created so you can explore a shared special interest, such as music, gaming, trivia, creative writing, and more with equally avid peers. Fees vary for interest groups, but financial assistance is available through discounted options on the registration pages. Groups that are currently registering will have dates shown below.
Learn about the guidelines and code of conduct on the Adult Support Group and Event FAQ page.
Advanced Dungeons & DragonsThis interest group is intended for post-high school adults who have played Dungeons & Dragons before at AANE or elsewhere and will be led by two seasoned Dungeon Masters:
- Olive Gallop has been playing D&D for 8 years. He hopes to facilitate a fun and fair time for everyone! As a player character, his usual build is a two-handed, weapon-wielding barbarian.
- Nick Haslam was first introduced to D&D over 20 years ago but has been campaigning for the last 5. He’s looking forward to running a great campaign! As a player, he favors gish characters.
There are no upcoming events at this time.Add your name to the Early Notification LIst if this group is full, or if registration is complete.
Berklee School of Music Lessons
The Berklee Institute for Accessible Art Education is generously offering free group music lessons to adults on the autism spectrum.
This group lets up to 15 participants explore and grow as independent and ensemble musicians using traditional instruments or digital instruments during practice and group lessons. Lessons will focus on note reading, technique, and recording as participants work to record music with their peers. Learn more here or click the link below.
LOCAL Greater Boston, MA Design for Anxiety Maker Series
Please note, this Maker Series is not meeting virtually and will resume only when we can meet in person.
Anxiety is often a major challenge for adults on the spectrum, and the desire to always be perfect can lead to difficulty achieving goals and finishing projects. This makers' series is designed for a small group of 4 participants who want to connect with peers and discover new ways to cope with anxiety and perfectionism. Over the course of 14 weeks, participants will meet weekly for 3 hours at a makers studio in Greater Boston to come up with an idea, define their standards for success, and complete a project that will impact their relationship with anxiety and perfectionism in a positive way. Facilitated by Miriam Zisook.
Improv Fundamentals Workshop for New and Returning Participants - An 8 Session WorkshopThis improv workshop is intended for post-high school adults who are interested in improv and theater arts! This workshop is facilitated by Chet Harding, a co-founder of Improv Asylum, an internationally acclaimed comedy theater for over 20 years. Chet is an active actor, writer, producer, and director. He created and produced hundreds of live shows for Improv Asylum, and he was also a head writer for the Emmy-nominated Improv Asylum’s Vanity Project TV show. He also created, wrote, and starred in a pilot for Comedy Central and can be seen in the movie SuperTroopers 2. Chet also teaches teams and individuals improvisation and acting, and leads corporate training sessions.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
The Creative Kitchen - A 6 Session Workshop for Adults
Whether the thought of cooking a whole meal fills you with excitement, dread or something in between, this workshop is for you! The Creative Kitchen is designed to make success in the kitchen fun and attainable while building confidence and exploring new foods.
Join chef Kate Libby, founder of the Creative Kitchen, for a virtual six-week cooking series to learn how to add simple cooking techniques to your daily life and brighten up your meals! In this workshop, we will explore:
- what goes into creating a balanced meal
- tips for navigating recipes
- how to make sure you have the right ingredients on hand (and what to do if you don't!)
- cooking techniques and shortcuts
- what tools make meal preparation easier -ideas for leftovers
Sessions will include meal planning as a group, live virtual cooking demonstrations and opportunities for you to "cook along" from your home kitchen. So dust off your apron and join Kate in the Creative Kitchen.
There are no upcoming events at this time.