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

October 21, 2021

All AANE programming is currently online (with the exception of some LifeNet programs) 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.

Fall 2021 Virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference

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Last call! Don't miss your chance!

Registration closes tonight,Thursday, October 21 8:00 PM Eastern Time.

This is a livestream only conference and will not be recorded. Participate at your convenience over the two days. You can watch one presentation or all that you registered for!

Community experts and professionals will educate, share experiences, and offer guidance on many relevant topics of interest.


Thanks to our conference sponsor!


"Closed" Support Groups

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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:

AANE Annual Report

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Workshops + Webinars

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Workshop: Asperger/Autism 101 for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) October 28

*NEW* Workshop: Autism and the IEP for Parents of Children/Teens November 4

*NEW* Workshop: Asperger/Autism 102: What's Next? for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) November 18

Info Session: LifeMAP One-to-One Coaching Program November 18

*NEW* Webinar: A Framework for Understanding Your Unique Asperger/Autism Characteristics November 30

Recording: Preparing for College - A Panel of Students and Graduates available for purchase.

Help for Parents + Families

help 10-21.jpgYou 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.

To view the current groups, activities, and events for adults and teens, please click the button below.


Connection + Support

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FREE Online "Open" Community Connections Sessions

  • Parents of Adults (23+) November 3
  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) November 8

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups  

  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  October 24 (Guest Speaker: Tom Abinanti, NYS Assembly Member, Chair of the Assembly Committee on People With Disabilities)
  • Fathers of Individuals on the Spectrum October 27
  • Latinx Parents of Children and Teens November 2
  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum (formerly Manhattan, NY) November 2
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) November 17
  • Free "Open" Support Group for Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) December 11

FREE Online "Open" Social Events 

FREE Online "Open" Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners




Looking for an independent living support program that can empower adults with Asperger/autism profiles to live the life they want? Check out the AANE LifeNet program. Now supporting adults in Massachusetts and Connecticut - and soon, the New York metro area!

Scholarship Fund for the United States

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Thanks to the generous support of the Daniel Braun Scholarship Fund for Adults, AANE is pleased to provide financial assistance for a limited number of adults who need help paying for services. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following positions:



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


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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