Adults* – Open Support Groups

*AANE has one Open Support Group for Teens

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

Open Support Group for Teens

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 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
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 Monday 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 Adults Over 50, (formerly Watertown, MA) first Monday of each month. Facilitated by Anastasia O'Meleveny

Open Support Groups for Teens

 

Support Group for Teens (ages 13-19), one Saturday per month. Facilitated by Jodi Kaplan and Branden Plank

 

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.
  LOCAL Danvers, MA Open Support Group, third Thursday of each month. Facilitated by Gail Kastorf and Nick Gallop
  LOCAL Florence, MA Open Support Group, first and third Sunday of each month. Facilitated by Trish Huff
 
LOCAL Watertown, MA Open Support Group for Women (ages 19 - 30) First Tuesday of every month. Facilitated by Allyson Linehan
  LOCAL Watertown, MA Open Gender Identity Support Group, 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. Newcomers: please email the facilitator at erik@aane.org
 

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