Upcoming Events for Adults & Teens


Support Groups, Activities, and Events


for Autistic and Similar Neurodivergent Adults & Teens

March 21, 2023

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.

AAANE's 2023 Virtual Jody Acford Conference
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Webinars + Workshops

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Workshop: Asperger/Autism 101 for Adults March 23
*NEW* Employment Workshops for Adults
2-Part Workshop: Leisure for Adults April 3 + 10
PwC Workshop - Financial Responsibility & Decision Making: Preventing Financial Fraud April 11
Webinar: From Community to Culture - Valuing the Autistic Identity April 27
Featured Events

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*NEW* Transportation Interest Group for Adults begins March 29
6-Part Workshop: Alcohol and Other Substances for Adults
*NEW* 8-Part Workshop: Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) for the AANE Community begins April 18

"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:

Social Activities + Events

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  • Discussion Group/Meetup (Science + Technology) March 23, April 6
  • Discussion Group/Meetup (Modern + Ancient Science, Philosophy, + Consciousness) March 23, April 6
  • Movie Discussion Group for Adults: Epic Night of Undeniable Awesomeness - Movies that make you cry March 23
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Holyoke, MA) March 23
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Westwood, MA) April 3
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Springfield, MA) April 5
  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group April 9
  • Virtual Game Night April 10, May 8
  • Virtual Book Club "Unmasking Autism: Discovering The New Faces of Neurodiversity" by Devon Price April 11
  • Queer Adults (18-30) April 13
  • *NEW* Crafting Group for Adults - Introduction Shield April 24
  • SocialGame Night (formerly Framingham, MA) April 24
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Fitchburg, MA) April 26
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:

"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


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AANE's LifeMAP-WorkMAP Program

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Thanks to a Liberty Mutual grant, eligible Metro Boston young Autistic adults can receive free AANE employment coaching, part of AANE’s LifeMAP-WorkMAP program. This grant serves post-high school Autistic clients aged 18-26 who meet income criteria and focuses on helping clients enter and thrive in the workforce.

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