Adults – Support Groups & Community Connections Sessions


AANE offers three types of supports for Adults with Asperger / autism profiles:

Adult support groups are facilitated peer support, not intended to be therapy. Groups are limited in size, are facilitated by an AANE staff member, and require pre-registration. Support Groups are 90 minutes. Community Connection sessions are 60 minutes. Learn more about the guidelines and code of conduct for adult groups and events on the Adult Support Group and Event FAQ page. 

Free Online Community Connection Sessions for Adults

Social distancing can be lonely, and quarantine restrictions play havoc with the routines we count on to structure our lives. Participate in our free online chat sessions to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Community Connection Sessions will be facilitated by AANE's Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Aspergers and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. Although sessions are free, registration is required so we can send you the link to join the Zoom meeting. Click on the session date below to register. Note that these sessions are extremely popular.

Online "Closed" Support Group for Adults

"Closed" Support Groups 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.   Click here to see all Online "Closed" Support Groups for Adults ---- Add your name to the Early Notification List if this group is full, or if registration is complete.

Online "Open" Support Groups for Adults

Online "Open" Support Groups are for adults on the autism spectrum, are FREE, and meet at regularly scheduled times.  Click on the links below to see a list of open adult support groups in each location.

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

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