Upcoming Events for Adults & Teens


Support Groups, Activities, and Events


for Autistic and Similar Neurodivergent Adults & Teens

January 24, 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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Featured Events

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Webinar: The Lost Generation of Older Autistic Adults February 7
Workshop: Asperger/Autism 101 for Adults February 16
2-Part Workshop: Nutrition Planning and Management for Adults March 6 + 20
2-Part Workshop: Conflict Resolution for Teens (14-19) March 14 + 28 (2 spots left) 
*NEW* Webinar: Should You Train Your Own Service Dog? March 21

"Closed" Social + Support

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Coming Soon! - Healthy Relationships on the Autism Spectrum (HEARTS) is a 12 session workshop for autistic adults who would like to learn about, and talk about, healthy friendship and dating relationships. If you wish to be notified when registration opens, please click below on the early notification list for adults.

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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  • Social/Game Night (formerly Holyoke, MA) January 26
  • Discussion Group/Meetup (Science + Technology) January 26February 9
  • Discussion Group/Meetup (Modern + Ancient Science, Philosophy, + Consciousness) January 26February 9
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Springfield, MA) February 1
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Westwood, MA) February 6
  • Queer Adults (18-30) February 9
  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group February 12
  • Virtual Book Club "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee February 14
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Fitchburg, MA) February 22
  • Movie Discussion Group for Adults: Epic Night of Undeniable Awesomeness - What Movies Do You Hate? February 23
  • Virtual Game Night March 13, March 27
  • Virtual Book Club "The Birthday Party: A Memoir of Survival" by Stanley N. Alpert March 14

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:

"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


AANE's LifeNet Program

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Aging can involve many changes and transitions in housing, relationships, health, and activities. These transitions can be overwhelming to handle alone.

Fortunately, AANE’s LifeNet independent living support program has experience helping clients with all sorts of transitions. No matter what age or stage of life, LifeNet can help adults create the life they want.

Learn more about AANE's LifeNet Program.

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:

  • Autistic adult mentors needed (aged 18-35 living in MA) to work with autistic mentees as part of the new pilot Simpatico Peer Mentoring Program
  • (CART)/closed captioning assistance for webinars and conferences
  • Help registrants log into virtual webinars and events

Interested in other upcoming events? Click below to see the upcoming events!


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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