Upcoming Events for Families


Support Groups, Workshops, and Events


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

March 23, 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.

AANE's 2023 Virtual Jody Acford Conference
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"Closed" Social + Support Groups

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

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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Workshop: Autism and the IEP for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) April 3
*NEW* 8-Part Workshop: Mindful Yoga Therapy (MYT) for the AANE Community begins April 18
Webinar: From Community to Culture - Valuing the Autistic Identity April 27
Watch AANE webinars you may have missed when it's convenient for you! Choose from over 150 videos with more added each month. Click here.

Featured Event

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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. 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) April 20

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups   

  • Fathers of Individuals on the Spectrum March 29
  • Tarde - Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children,Teens, and Young Adults) marzo 30, abril 6
  • Anochecer - Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children,Teens, and Young Adults) marzo 30. abril 6
  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum April 4
  • Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) April 8
  • Partners of Autistic Individuals April 11
  • Grandparents of Autistic Individuals April 13
  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY) April 16
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) April 19
  • Partners of Autistic Individuals May 8

FREE Online "Open" Social Events 

  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group April 9

FREE Online Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners


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AANE's LifeNet Program

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Learn more about LifeNet here.

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 calendar!



Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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