Upcoming Events for Families

Support Groups, Workshops, and Events

for Families of Adults, Teens, and Children
with Asperger’s or Similar Autism Spectrum and Neurodiverse Profiles
January 14, 2021
All AANE programming is currently online. 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 Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference
Conference Content Available February 24 – April 30, 2021
This annual AANE conference covers public and private benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded conference with pre-recorded presentations for both Massachusetts and New York audiences.
Featured Event
“Peter Boie: Magician for Non-Believers”
Live Stream Performance Sunday, January 31
Join AANE for a virtual, live performance by the award-winning magician, Peter Boie. Peter’s livestream event is high-energy, interactive, and funny, and showcases incredible magic. During this one-hour show, everyone watching will be able to participate and have magic happen in their own minds and hands. January 31
Workshops + Webinars
Seminario web de AANE: Entendiendo el IEP (Plan de Educación Individualizado), [AANE Webinar: Understanding the IEP (Individualized Education Plan) in Spanish], February 9
Asperger/Autism 101 – FREE Workshop for Parents and Guardians of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), February 18
Connection + Support
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 referral call, available for parents of children and teens, parents of adults, and spouses/partners in neurodiverse relationships.
FREE Connection + Support
  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), January 21
FREE Online “Open” Support Groups
  • Parents of Adults (formerly “Providence, RI”), January 20
  • Families of Adults (formerly “Greater Hudson Valley, NY”), January 24
  • Grandparents of Children, Teens, and Adults, January 26
  • Fathers, January 27
  • Latinx Parents of Children and Teens,  February 2
  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum (formerly “Manhattan, NY”), February 9
  • “Closed” Teens Group (ages 14-18), begins January 252 Spots Left
  • “Open” Teens Group (ages 13-19) (formerly “Plainview, NY”), February 13
Neurodiverse Couples/Partners
  • FREE Spouse/Partner in a Neurodiverse Relationship: Online Forum
  • FREE Co-Parenting with an Ex-Spouse/Partner with Asperger’s: