Social and Support Groups for Teens

AANE offers two types of support groups for teens with an Asperger /autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profiles.

  • “Open” groups are free and may have different participants joining from session to session
  • “Closed” groups are fee-based* and have the same participants for a set number of sessions

*For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one will be turned away for their inability to pay. Discounted registration buttons can be found on some registration pages.  To inquire about financial aid for a program or event, contact events@aane.org.

Online "Open" Support Groups for Teens

AANE offers a FREE "Open" support group for teens aged 15 - 19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. The group aims to provide information, connection, and community where participants can share similar issues and concerns and celebrate successes. This group is designed for teens on the spectrum only. Parents and other family members should not plan on attending.

Online "Open"  Support Group for Teens facilitated by Jodi Kaplan and Branden Plank

Early Notification List

If the "Closed" group you are interested in states "There are no upcoming events at this time", or if the registration of a program is "FILLED",  please sign up for early notification. Before a new round of your favorite closed support group begins, we will send you an early notification email to give you a chance to register before we open up registration to the general public.  

Early Notification for Future Teen Closed Groups

     

Online "Closed" Social/Support Groups for Teens

AANE is offering 3 Online "Closed" virtual groups for teens aged 14-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. These groups are designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The groups will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members.

  • Teens (14-16)

Wednesdays, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET, 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17  facilitated by Bridget Behan

There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Teens (17-19)

Tuesdays, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 facilitated by Elena Rossen

There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Teens (14-19)

Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM ET, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16 facilitated by Elena Rossen

There are no upcoming events at this time.

 

Early Notification List

  If the "Closed" group you are interested in states "There are no upcoming events at this time", or if the registration of a program is "FILLED",  please sign up for early notification. Before a new round of your favorite closed support group begins, we will send you an early notification email to give you a chance to register before we open up registration to the general public.  

Early Notification for Future Teen Closed Groups