*Teens - AANE offers one Online "Open" Support Group for Teens.
AANE offers three types of supports for Adults with Asperger / autism profiles:
- Online Community Connection Sessions for Adults - help relieve isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic by connecting with community members and AANE staff. (Free)
- Online "Open" Support Groups for Adults and Teens - (formerly called Ongoing/Drop-In) have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. (Free)
- Online "Closed" Support Groups for Adults- (formerly called Support Group Series) have the same members for a set number of sessions. (Pay what you can afford)
Adult support groups are facilitated peer support, not intended to be therapy.
All groups are currently offered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups are limited in size, are facilitated by an AANE staff member, and require pre-registration. "Open" and "Closed" Support Group sessions lasts 90 minutes. Community Connection sessions last 60 minutes.
Learn more about the guidelines and code of conduct for adult groups and events on the Adult Support Group and Event FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.
Online "Closed" Support Group for Adults
"Closed" Support Groups (formerly Support Group Series) are designed to create a tight-knit community of support that members can tap into even after all group meetings in the series end. Members of the group must register in advance. Groups meet each week or every other week for 6 to 8 weeks. Registration is typically limited to 12 members. AANE holds in-person and online closed support groups.
If registration is full for a specific "Closed" Support Group for Adults, click here to sign up to receive early notifications the next time registration opens.
See below for "closed" support groups for adults that are currently accepting registrations.
- Online "Closed" Support Group for Women (35-50) beginning August 24
- Online "Closed" Support Group for Adults beginning September 1
- Online "Closed" Support Group for Adults beginning September 14