Upcoming Events for Families


Support Groups, Workshops, and Events


for Families of Autistic and Neurodivergent
Adults, Teens, and Children

September 29, 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 Connections Conference


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"Closed" Social + Support Groups

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Parents of Teens

Registration for additional closed 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 child's age:

Webinars + Workshops

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Webinar: Detecting and Diagnosing Autism in Women October 6
Workshop: Autism and the IEP for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) October 17
Workshop: Asperger’s/Autism 101 for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) October 27
*NEW* Self Care - A 2-Part Workshop for Teens (14-19) November 8 + November 22
Workshop: Asperger/Autism 102: What's Next for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) November 17

Featured Events + Recordings

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*NEW* Community Chat with AANE Executive Director on Language October 27

Recording: Panel of Autistic Grads available for rent

Recording: Panel of College Professionals available for rent

Recording: How to Find Public Benefits for Adults with Aspergers/Autism in Any State available for rent

Help for Parents + Families

Help 5-26.pngYou are one click away from all information, practical guidance, support, and connection you need. AANE is available via email, phone, and video conference, and has extended availability during evening hours. Reach us through the Contact Us page or schedule a free information and resource call, available for parents of children and teens, parents of adultsand spouses/partners in neurodiverse relationships.

Connection + Support

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FREE Online "Open" Community Connection Sessions

  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) November 3

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups   

  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum (formerly Manhattan, NY) October 4
  • Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children, Teens, and Young Adults) octubre 6, octubre 13
  • *NEW* Grandparents of Autistic Individuals October 13
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) October 19
  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY) October 23
  • Fathers of Individuals on the Spectrum October 26
  • Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) November 12

FREE Online "Open" Social Events 

  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group October 9

FREE Online Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners


AANE Training for Professionals


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Depth of interests can be a strength for autistic individuals and an untapped resource for employers and educators. These skills can provide expert-level knowledge and intense motivation in the workplace and in the classroom drive creativity and engagement. AANE training for professionals can help employers and educators alike harness the power of passions and create a more inclusive, dedicated neurodiverse environment.

Learn more about AANE's Training for Professionals.

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
  • 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 calendar!



Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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