Adults – Open Support Groups

All Open Support Groups have new people joining from session to session and are FREE.  The groups are facilitated by AANE staff, consultants, or volunteers who themselves are on the autism spectrum, have family members on the spectrum, or have worked extensively with the Asperger/autism community.  Learn more about our facilitators here.

Open Support Groups for Adults

LOCAL [City, State] Open Support Groups are intended for those living in or near the indicated area and intend to resume in-person when health and safety conditions allow.

LOCAL Massachusetts Open Support Groups

LOCAL  Maine Open Support Groups

Registration is required. Click on the event links below to learn more and register.

Open Support Groups

 
Support Group for BIPOC Adults, last Monday of each month. Facilitated by Nicola Brown and Kelly Urban
Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, first Thursday of each month. For adults on (or near) the autism spectrum who identify as transgender and/or nonbinary (or who are questioning their gender identity). No formal autism spectrum diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Cost: Free
*NEW* Support Group for Adults, the second Tuesday of each month. Facilitated by Nicki Gallop
Support Group for Adults, (formerly Westwood, MA) the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Facilitated by Steve Nadel
Support Group for Adults, (formerly Manhattan, NY) one Tuesday per month. Facilitated by Kate Cody and Pat Schissel
Support Group for Adults, (formerly Brentwood, NY) one Saturday per month. Facilitated by Branden Plank
Support Group for Adults, (formerly Providence, RI) fourth Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Tobi Liebowitz
*NEW* Support Group for Men (18-30) This group is for men (18-30) in the AANE community. Facilitated by Ryan Walsh.
Support Group for Gay Men, (formerly Boston, MA) This group is for post-high school men with Aspergers who are gay. Third Monday of each month.  Newcomers, please email the facilitator to join at guy.ronen@aane.org
Support Group for Women, (formerly Florence, MA) for women with Asperger/Autism profiles of any age. Second Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Kim Davies
Support Group for Women, (formerly Manhattan, NY) one Tuesday per month. Facilitated by Dena Gasner & Pat Schissel
Support Group for Women (ages 18 - 35) (formerly Watertown, MA) First Tuesday of every month. Facilitated by Allyson Linehan
 
*NEW* Support Group for Women Over 50, fourth Monday of each month. Facilitated by Trish Huff
 
*NEW* Support Group for Adults Over 50, second Friday of each month. Facilitated by George Pelc
 
Discussion/Support Group for Adults Over 50, (formerly Watertown, MA) first Monday of each month. Facilitated by Anastasia O'Meleveny

LOCAL Massachusetts Open Support Groups 

These groups are intended for those living in or near the indicated "LOCAL" area and will resume in-person when health and safety conditions allow.  
*NEW* LOCAL Watertown, MA Open Support Group for Women, fourth Wednesday of each month. Facilitated by Debbie Curtiss
  LOCAL Danvers, MA Open Support Group for Adults, third Thursday of each month. Facilitated by Gail Kastorf and Nick Gallop
  LOCAL Florence, MA Open Support Group for Adults, first and third Sunday of each month. Facilitated by Trish Huff
  LOCAL Watertown, MA Open Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, third Tuesday of each month. For adults on (or near) the autism spectrum who identify as transgender and/or nonbinary (or who are questioning their gender identity). No formal AS diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Cost: Free.
 

LOCAL Maine Open Support Groups

These groups are intended for those living in or near the indicated "LOCAL" area and will resume in-person when health and safety conditions allow. LOCAL Portland, ME Open Support Group, first Saturday of each month. Facilitated by Robert Lagos and Wilma Wake

There are no upcoming events at this time.