Upcoming Events for Families



July 22: Rodman Ride for Kids, AANE's Summer 2021 Virtual Conference, Parent Support Groups, and More!

Support Groups, Workshops, and Events


for Families of Adults, Teens, and Children with Asperger’s or Similar Autism Spectrum and Neurodiverse Profiles

July 22, 2021

All AANE programming is currently online (with the exception of some LifeNet programs). 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 enquire about financial assistance or for general inquires, please email events@aane.org.
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AANE’s Summer 2021 Virtual Conference

Autistic Representation in Television & Film
   Recording Now Available!

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Rent access to the conference recording and watch an incredible conversation with TV & film professionals. Access available through July 30.

View a conference highlight from Writer and Executive Producer Jason Katims as he discusses how having an autistic son influenced the storyline in the show Parenthood and drew him to his upcoming project


“Closed” Support Groups


Online “Closed” Support Groups

  • Parents of Neurodivergent Transgender Adults (23+) begins August 4 3 SPOTS LEFT

Registration for additional closed support groups will begin in late summer. If you want to receive early notification when groups are forming please fill out the form linked below based upon your child’s age:

Workshops + Webinars


Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) August 12

*NEW* LifeMAP Informational Session August 19

Preparing for College – A Panel of Students and Graduates recording available for purchase.

Help for Parents + Families

pexels-photo-1312023.jpegYou 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


FREE Online “Open” Community Connections Sessions

  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) August 26

FREE Online “Open” Support Groups  

  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY) July 25
  • Fathers of Individuals on the Spectrum July 28
  • Latinx Parents of Children and Teens August 3
  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum (formerly Manhattan, NY) August 10
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) August 18

FREE Online “Open” Social Events 

  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group August 8 

FREE Online “Open” Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners


LifeMAP: Supporting Exercise and Fitness Goals

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New! Learn more about LifeMAP programs, the coaching process, next steps to apply, and have your questions answered at the upcoming LifeMAP Info Session on August 19!

Scholarship Fund for New England & New York State Adults

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Thanks to the generous support of the Daniel Braun Memorial Camp and Recreational Activities Scholarship Fund, 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!



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