Online “Open” Support Groups for Adults and Teens

AANE's Support Groups for Adults and Teens are for individuals with Asperger/autism and similar neurodiverse profiles.  All support groups are online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Online "Open" Support Groups (formerly Ongoing/Drop-In Support Groups) have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. (Free)

Online "Open" Support Groups for Adults and Teens

Online Local "Open" Support Groups are open to adults living in the vicinity of the city/state listed. Online Local "Open" groups will be held in-person again when health and safety conditions allow. (Free) 

Online Local "Open" Support Groups for Adults in:

Online "Open" Support Groups for Adults and Teens

Pre-registration is required in order to receive the meeting video conference link.

Newcomers are encouraged to contactevents@aane.orgor the group facilitator to request a phone orientation.  Groups are free.

 

Online "Open" Support Group for Adults, second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT.

Online "Open" Support Group for Adults, one Tuesday per month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free) .

Online "Open" Support Group for Adults, one Saturday per month, 2:30 - 4:30 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free). Online.

Online "Open" Support Group for Adults Over 50, first Monday of each month 7:00 - 8:30 PM EDT.  All current/regular group members as well as newcomers please email facilitator to receive online access at:  anastasia.omelveny@aane.org

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

Online "Open" Support Group for Teens (ages 13-19), one Saturday per month, 11:oo AM - 12:45 PM EDT, Newcomers: registration required (free). Online.

Online "Open" Support Group for Women, for women with Asperger/autism profiles of any age. Second Monday of each month, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT.

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Online Local Massachusetts "Open" Support Groups for Adults

Pre-registration is encouraged for all Massachusetts Open Support Groups.

Local groups are now held online but are intended for those living in the geographic vicinity indicated so that when social distancing restrictions are removed the group will resume meeting in-person.

Newcomers are encouraged to contact events@aane.org or the group facilitator to request a phone orientation.  Groups are free.

Online Local Danvers, MA "Open" Support Group for Adults, third Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM EDT. Newcomers: registration required (free)

 

Online Local Florence, MA "Open" Support Group for Adults, first and third Sunday of each month, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT. Newcomers: please email facilitator to join at: trish.huff@aane.org

Online Local Watertown, MA "Open" Gender Identity Support Group for AdultsFor 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).

 

Online Local Watertown, MA "Open" Support Group for Women (ages 19 - 30). This group is for people who identify as female and is facilitated by Allyson Linehan, (allyson.linehan@aane.org). First Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT. Newcomers: registration required (free)

Online Local Maine & Rhode Island "Open" Support Groups for Adults

NoteLocal groups are now held online but are intended for those living in the geographic vicinity indicated so that when social distancing restrictions are removed the group will resume meeting in-person.

 

Online Local Portland, ME "Open" Support Group for Adults, first Saturday of each month, 1:00 - 4:00 PM,  Newcomers please email facilitator to join at wilma.wake@aane.org

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Online Local Providence, RI "Open" Support Group for Adults, second Monday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 PM,  

There are no upcoming events at this time.