Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups for Adults

Ongoing/Drop-In support groups for adults on the autism spectrum meet in person at regularly scheduled times. Newcomers are always welcome!

AANE offers Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups in:

Massachusetts Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups for Adults

Pre-registration is encouraged for all Massachusetts Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups.  Pay online or at the door. 

Newcomers are encouraged to contact events@aane.org or the group facilitator to request a phone orientation.  Cost varies by group. Most groups charge a modest fee per meeting or request a donation. For questions or financial assistance contact stephanie.birkdale@aane.org.

*Now Online: Florence: Adult Support Group, first and third Sunday of each month, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. New Date: May 17, June 7, June 21. Newcomers: please email facilitator to join at: trishaane@comcast.net

*Now Online: Watertown: Over 50 Support Group, first Monday of each month. Group meeting: 7:00 - 8:30 PM. June 1,  All current/regular group members as well as newcomers please email facilitator to receive online access at:  anastasia.omelveny@aane.org

*Now Online: Watertown: Young Women (ages 19 - 30) Support Group. This group is for people who identify as female and is facilitated by Allyson Linehan, (allyson.linehan@aane.org). The group meets in-person Cost is $5 per meeting. First Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at AANE in Watertown. Newcomers: registration required (free) June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, December 1

*Now Online: Boston: Gay Men’s Support Group. This group is for post high school men with Aspergers who are gay. Third Monday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT. May 18, June 8. Newcomers please email facilitator to join at: guy.ronen@aane.org

*Now Online: Westwood: Adult South Area Support Group , second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT. May 18

*Now Online: Northampton: Women's Support Group , for women with Asperger/autism profiles of any age. Second Monday of each month, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT. June 8

*Now Online: Danvers: Adult North Shore Support Group, third Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT. Newcomers: registration required (free) May 21

*Now Online: Watertown: Gender Identity and AS Support Group. For post-high school adults, on (or near) the spectrum, who identify as transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, and/or who are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. No AS diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Led by an autistic/trans peer facilitator. Third Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT. Registration required (free). Upcoming dates: May 19, June 16, July 21.

 

New York Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups for Adults & Teens*

 **All groups will meet online beginning in April**

Glen Head, LI: Out on the Spectrum Support Group , for post-high school aged adults who identify as being both on the autism and LGBTQ spectrums - one Thursday per month 3:00 - 4:30 PM, Newcomers: registration required (free). Cancelled: June 4
Brentwood, LI: Adult Support Group, one Saturday per month, 2:30 - 4:30 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free). Online : June 13
Plainview, LI: Teen Group (ages 13-19), one Saturday per month, 10:45 AM - 12:45 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free). Online: June 13
Manhattan, NY: Adult Support Group, one Tuesday per month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free) . Online: May 19
Tarrytown, LI: GHV (Greater Hudson Valley) Adult Group, one Sunday per month, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free) . Cancelled: May 17
Manhattan, NY: Adult Women's Support Group, one Tuesday per month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free). Online: May 26

Rhode Island & Maine Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups for Adults

Portland, ME: Adult Ongoing/Drop-In Support Group , first Saturday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, *Pending Online* : June 6 Newcomers please email facilitator to join at wilma.wake@aane.org

Providence, RI: Adult Ongoing/Drop-In Support Group , second Monday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM, *Pending* June 8