Upcoming Events for Adults & Teens


Support Groups, Activities, and Events


for Autistic and Similar Neurodivergent Adults & Teens

August 9, 2022

All of AANE programming is currently online (with the exception of LifeNet, local MeetUp programs, and special events listed) and registration is required.. Blue text links to further information and registration pages. The following terms indicate the event's structure and intended audience. 

  • "Open" programs may have different participants joining from session to session.
  • "Closed" programs have the same participants for a set number of sessions.
  • LOCAL [City, State] programs are intended for those living in the vicinity of the indicated area. If LOCAL is not indicated, the program is available to those living anywhere.
For programs that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. To inquire about financial assistance or for general inquiries, please email events@aane.org.

AANE's Fall 2022 Virtual Connections Conference
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Featured Events

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*NEW* AANE Artist Collaborative at the Watertown Arts Market August 13
Webinar: It’s Back-to-School Time, Are You and Your Autistic Child Ready? (includes information for teens and young adults in school) August 17
Online "Open" All About Grilling - A Cooking Workshop for Adults August 19
*NEW* Online "Open" LifeMAP Informational Session August 23
*NUEVO* Educación financiera de PwC: Prevención del fraude financiero - un taller para adultos (PwC Financial Literacy: Preventing Financial Fraud - A Workshop for Adults) Octubre 5
*NEW* Webinar: Detecting and Diagnosing Autism in Women October 6

Social Activities + Events

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FREE Online "Open" Activities and Events 

FREE LOCAL "Open" Activities and Events
Registration for additional closed interest groups will begin on a rolling basis. If you want to receive early notification when groups are forming, please fill out the form linked below based upon your age:

"Closed" Social + Support

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Registration for additional closed social/support groups will begin on a rolling basis. If you want to receive early notification when groups are forming, please fill out the form linked below based upon your age:

"Open" Connection + Support

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FREE Community Connection Sessions

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups

FREE Online LOCAL "Open" Support Groups


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners
Click to join a supportive online community moderated by AANE staff


Autism & Creativity: Finding Ways to be Creative


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Society falsely stereotypes autistic individuals as only being interested in logical thinking and facts, but many have incredible creative talents and interests that are often overlooked and untapped. AANE”s LifeMAP helps clients find healthy avenues for creativity that can inspire them to use their passions to open new opportunities for personal fulfillment.

Learn more about AANE's LifeMAP program

Scholarship Funds and Grants

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AANE is pleased to provide financial assistance for a limited number of individuals and families who need a little help paying for recreational services thanks to the generous support of the:

Daniel Braun Scholarship Fund (for individuals age 14+ living in the United States)

Job Opportunities

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to apply to volunteer for any of these positions or in any other capacity, please email volunteer@aane.org and include the volunteer opportunity you would like to pursue in the subject line of your email along with a brief explanation of your interest and experience.

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following volunteer positions:

  • Help registrants log into virtual webinars and events
  • (CART)/closed captioning assistance for webinars and conferences
  • Event planning assistance for conferences
Interested in other upcoming events? Click below to see the our events!


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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