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September 2020

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 27 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 28 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Mini-Series Monday: “Living with Yourself” Episodes 7 & 8 09/28/2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

September 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Movie Mondays – a NetFlix Watch Party from 3-5 PM US EDT WHO: This watch party is for any adult with…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/28/20, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Upcoming Events: 9/28/2020, 10/12/2020, 10/26/2020 FREE registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Newcomers are always welcome, but for the best opened support group experience, we recommend that newcomers contact the group facilitator Stephen Nadel at stephen.nadel@aane.org prior to the meeting for a brief group orientation. “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number…

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Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 9/28/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This whole quarantine thing has really messed up AANE Pizza & Game Nights everywhere.  We can’t bring you pizza, but we can bring you games and camaraderie. We will be playing three games: Quiplash from Jackbox Games – This game is a cross between Mad Libs and Apples to Apples. Players fill-in-the-blank in a phrase with the craziest answer and then the group votes to choose the best response. (8 players max) Fibbage from Jackbox Games – Bluff your way to victory playing…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 9/28/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 9/28/2020, 10/12/2020, 10/26/2020 “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 9/29/20, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

September 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Social distancing can be lonely, and quarantine restrictions play havoc with the routines we count on to structure our lives. Participate in our free online session to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Online sessions are hosted on the Zoom platform and are facilitated by AANE’s Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Asperger’s and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. Although sessions are free, registration is required so we can send you the…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tweens, 9/29/20-12/8/2,0 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

September 29 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tween boys & girls who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 16 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. This group will be run by Laura Perez, M.Sc., Directora de Programas para la Communidad Latina, Laura Perez, M.Sc., is a parent specialist with ANNE’s Child and Teen Services Team, and is also…

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Free

Online LOCAL Boston, MA “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults on the Spectrum, 9/29/20, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

September 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, has created a book discussion group for adults with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction) selected by the group.  Post-high school adults on the spectrum are welcome to attend the meetings, whether or not they have finished the book selected for the meeting. WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WHERE: Online via Zoom BOOK: A…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/29/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

September 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly, "Manhattan, NY") meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is for women (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dena Gassner, MSW  & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check…

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$160.00

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 9/29/20-1/5/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of high school boys who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 18 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. If you are the parent of a student who is LGBTQIA+, gender non-binary, or exploring their gender, you are welcome to register for whichever of these Parent Support Groups you feel will best meet your…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Evening Yoga for Adults 9/30/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

September 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your mat, blanket, or just an open bit of space and join us as we follow along with a video from the Yoga with Adriene series. No experience needed! The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 9/30/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

            Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently. WHAT: We will be having good conversation over Zoom. COST: Free HOST: Bruce Sabian REGISTER ADDITIONAL DATES

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October 2020

Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 1 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Morning Chair Exercises for Adults, 10/1/20, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

October 1 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Brighten up your morning by practicing guided chair exercises with LifeNet Personal Advocate, Melissa! The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 10/1/20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games! This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2020 (upcoming dates 11/5, 12/3) TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Nick Gallop COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the meeting date.…

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$160.00

Online “Closed” Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (30+), 10/1/20-5/6/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

October 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of older adults (30 years of age or older) with Asperger profiles. This group will meet online.   When: 8 meetings, on the first Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT (Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, Jan 7, Feb 4, Mar 4, Apr 1, May 5).   Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone. Facilitator: Michele Cantara, Co-Director AANE Adult…

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$160.00

Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (30+), 10/1/20-1/21/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of older adults (30 years of age or older) with Asperger profiles, who live anywhere. When: 8 meetings, every other Thursday 7:00-8:30 PM ET (Oct 1, Oct 15, Oct 29, Nov 12, Dec 3, Dec 17, Jan 7, Jan 21).  Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone. Facilitator:  Linda Manning Where:  After you register, you will receive a registration confirmation…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 3 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/3/20, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

October 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This open group meets on the first Saturday of each month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are.  This group is marked "LOCAL", meaning it is intended for those within driving distance of the location. WHEN:  Saturday, October 3, 2020 TIME:  1:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET WHERE:  Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Robert Lagos (207) 846-3063,  robert.lagos@aane.org, Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776,  wilma.wake@aane.org COST:  Free REGISTRATION:  Email…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/04/20, 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

October 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This LOCAL group for post-high school adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile who reside within commuting distance of Florence, MA as it will return to an in-person format when pandemic restrictions are lifted. WHEN: Sunday, October 4, 2020 TIME: 3:00 PM - 5:00  PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Trish Huff COST: Free REGISTRATION: email trish.huff@aane.org for the link to join the meeting. EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All programming has moved online for the foreseeable future. Meetings in physical locations have been…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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$160.00

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 10/5/20-12/21/20, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

October 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of high school girls who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 15 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. If you are the parent of a student who is LGBTQIA+, gender non-binary, or exploring their gender, you are welcome to register for whichever of these Parent Support Groups you feel will best meet…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Mini-Series Monday: “High Score” Episodes 1 & 2 10/5/2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

October 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Movie/Mini-Series Mondays – a NetFlix Watch Party from 3-5 PM US EDT WHO: This watch party is for any adult…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, (formerly South Area) 10/5/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly "South Area") Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2020 (upcoming dates 11/9, 12/7) TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Stephen Nadel COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults over 50, 10/5/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult, age 50 or over, with an Asperger’s or related autism spectrum profile?  Meet others who may have been diagnosed later in life and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, October 5, 2020 (upcoming dates: 11/2, 12/7) TIME: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (social hour), 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET (meeting) WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Anastasia O'Melveny Current and regular members: please…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 10/6/20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

              This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. This group embraces grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum of any age – children, teens, or adults.  This psychoeducational group meets bi-weekly online on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 AM EDT. The group is geared to grandparents and offers a balance of information about Asperger’s/autism as well as strategies for successful experiences such as outings, play dates, and…

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Free

Padres latinos de niños y adolescentes – 6 de octubre

October 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

GRATIS, facilitado por Laura Pérez, se reunirá en línea de 12: 00-1: 30 PM EST para estos martes por la tarde: 6 de octubre 3 de noviembre 1 de diciembre REGISTRO PARA EL 6 DE OCTUBRE

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 10/6/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group meets on the first Tuesday of the month and is for the spouses/partners that are in relationships with individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile.  WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2020    TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT  WHERE: Online via Zoom  FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW   COST: Free  REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam…

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Free

Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 10/6/20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online FOR: LifeMAP coaches, Asper-coaches, Members of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaches Association WHAT: These meetings have been established to create a group discussion where coaches can share ideas and strategies on how to assist clients in various situations in coaching sessions.  We catch up on any new training ideas and/or workshops that address issues that are common topics of discussion.  How do we…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women (18-30), 10/6/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is for people who identify as female, live near Watertown, MA, and meets the first Tuesday of every month. WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 (upcoming dates: 11/3, 12/1) TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM FACILITATOR:  Allyson Linehan COST:  Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the meeting date. Early registration is highly…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 10/6/20-1/5/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” group is designed for parents and family members of Transition-Age Youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. WHEN: 10/6/20, 10/20/20, 11/3/20, 11/17/20, 12/1/20, 12/15/20, 12/29/20, and 1/5/21 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Amanda Bailey Cost: $160 for the first family member and $40 for the second family member. Financial assistance options are available for 25%, 50% or 75% off of the registration cost. After you register, please…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, (formerly Longmeadow) 10/7/20, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (upcoming dates 11/4, 12/2) TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Linda Manning COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the meeting…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Adults (23+), 10/7/20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Facilitator: Stephanie Loo Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This Free Online Community Connection Session is for parents of adults (who are 23 years or older) with Asperger/Autism profiles. Adult family members or close friends of adults (over the age of 23) may also attend. The session is a free, simple, casual way for you to talk with other parents of adults on the spectrum, to reassure yourself that…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Biweekly Support Group for Women (18-35), 10/7/20-1/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This "closed" support group is designed for young women ages 18-35 who are on the autism spectrum. Through this support group series, young women can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other young women. AANE closed support groups also give adults an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. WHEN: 10/7/20, 10/21/20, 11/4/20, 11/18/20, 12/2/20, 12/16/20, 12/30/20, 1/13/21 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet TaskMaster Watch Party for Adults, 10/8/20, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

October 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. MOVIE: Join LifeNet as we watch and discuss episodes 4…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 10/8/20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

October 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. MOVIE: Batman: Mask of the Phantasm TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Netflix Watch Party FACILITATOR: Nick Gallop COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the…

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FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 10/8/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  If you’re unsure how to provide structure with kids out of school, need some self-care, or if you’re feeling isolated from other adults and the community drop in to our community support sessions to connect with other parents via the Zoom online video conferencing links below.  Sessions will be facilitated by AANE’s Child and Teen Services staff who know firsthand the need to…

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$160.00

FILLED – Online “Closed” Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (23-29), 10/8/20-5/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of younger adults (23-29 years of age) with Asperger profiles, who live anywhere.    When: 8 meetings, on the second Thursday of each month 7:00 -8:30 PM EDT ( Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10, Jan 14, Feb 11, Mar 11, Apr 8, May 13).   Please take note of the time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone. Facilitator: Michele Cantara Where:  After you register,…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 9 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 10 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19), 10/10/20, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM EDT

October 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 13-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2020 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Jodi Kaplan & Branden Plank COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, (formerly Portland, ME) 10/10/20, 2:30 PM -4:30 PM EDT

October 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2020 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Branden Plank COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 11 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 10/12/20, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

October 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Come join other adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding.  This FREE group is for all individuals 18+ (post-high school) who identify as female. WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2020 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Kim Davies COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/12/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2020 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET UPCOMING DATES: 10/12/2020, 10/26/2020, 11/9/2020 WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior to the meeting date. Early registration is highly recommended due to…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 10/12/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! WHEN: Monday, October 12, 2020 (upcoming dates: 10/26, 11/9) TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET FACILITATORS:  Guy Ronen COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 10/13/20, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

              WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online  (registration is required in order to get the link to join the online meeting) BOOK: “The Family Upstairs” by Lisa Jewell HOSTS: Stephanie Goodner (book connoisseur) and Michele Cantara, Co-Director of Adult Services AANE COST: Free to attend (registration required) “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. DESCRIPTION: This book club…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 10/13/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to family members of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. WHEN: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior to the meeting…

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$160.00

FILLED – Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (23-29), 10/13/20-1/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of younger adults (23-29 years of age) with Asperger profiles, who live anywhere.    When: 8 meetings, every other Tuesday 7:00 -8:30 PM ET ( Oct 13, Oct 27, Nov 10, Nov 24, Dec 8, Dec 22, Jan 12, Jan 26).   Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take place in the US Eastern (Boston/New York) time zone. Facilitator: Allyson Linehan Registration is at capacity. This event is full. Where: …

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Evening Yoga for Adults 10/14/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Grab your mat, blanket, or just an open bit of space and join us as we follow along with a video from the Yoga with Adriene series. No experience needed! The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience…

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$80.00

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Closed” Advanced D&D Group for Adults, 10/14/20-2/3/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

October 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHAT: This interest group is intended for post-high school adults who live within commuting distance to Watertown MA and who have also played Dungeons and Dragons before at AANE or elsewhere.  All meetings will be conducted online via Zoom, but if it is safe to do so, will resume in-person meetings in Watertown.  WHEN: Every other Wednesday for 8 sessions starting on Oct 14, 2020, 6:30 -8:30 PM US EDT. MEETING DATES:  (** indicates out of sequence meeting dates) October…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 15 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” LifeNet Morning Chair Exercises for Adults, 10/15/20, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

October 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Brighten up your morning by practicing guided chair exercises with LifeNet Personal Advocate, Melissa! The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a…

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Free

Online Local Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/15/20, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

              REGISTER Our meetings will be online for the foreseeable future during the coronavirus pandemic. IMPORTANT: You will not be able to drop-in to the online meeting sessions.  You will need to register in advance in order to get a link to join the online meeting. Click above to register for the meeting. To participate in an online support group, you will need a tablet or a PC that is equipped with a browser, microphone,…

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Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 10/15/20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

October 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This two-hour workshop will go over what you can expect raising a child/teen/young adult (through age 22) on the autism spectrum. We will cover core strengths and challenges, some ways to cope at home, advocating at school, transition planning, and more. Please register by Wednesday, October 14, 2020 WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Amanda Bailey COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 16 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 18 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online Local Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/18/20, 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

October 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Florence, MA – “Open” Support Group for Adults, facilitated by Trish Huff, trish.huff@aane.org, for post-high school adults with Aspergers.  FREE, but attendees are encouraged to pre-register. This  “Online Local” Group is meant for those within commuting distance as it will return to an in-person format when pandemic restrictions are lifted. “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. Please contact Trish at trish.huff@aane.org for the link to join the meeting.

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Mini-Series Monday: “High Score” Episodes 3 & 4 10/19/2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

October 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Movie/Mini-Series Mondays – a NetFlix Watch Party from 3-5 PM US EDT WHO: This watch party is for any adult…

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Free

Online LOCAL Framingham, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 10/19/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Monday, October 19, 2020 (upcoming dates 11/16, 12/21) TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Nick Gallop COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior to the meeting date.…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 10/19/20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Social distancing can be lonely, and quarantine restrictions play havoc with the routines we count on to structure our lives. Participate in our free online session to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Online sessions are hosted on the Zoom platform and are facilitated by AANE’s Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Asperger’s and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. Although sessions are free, registration is required so we can send you the…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 10/20/20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

              This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. This group embraces grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum of any age – children, teens, or adults – and meets bi-weekly online on Tuesday mornings from 10:00-11:30 AM EDT. The group is geared to grandparents and offers a balance of information about Asperger’s/autism as well as strategies for successful experiences such as outings, play dates, and family…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/20/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder.…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: Edgar Allan Poe Night for Adults, 10/20/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Start AANE HallowEEK with Edgar Allan Poe Night! DESCRIPTION: "Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality." --- Tales of the Grotesque and Arabesque by Edgar Allan Poe As we near Halloween, do your thoughts turn to the macabre, the eerie, the gothic? If so, then join AANE on October 20 to celebrate the life and literary achievements of native Bostonian, Edgar Allen Poe. This free, online celebration is open to any post-high…

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Online Local Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 10/20/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is for adults on (or near) the autism spectrum, who are interested in discussing and exploring their gender in a supportive setting. Most people who attend identify as transgender, nonbinary, and/or genderfluid, and some are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. Join us to share stories and perspectives, and to get support. This group is led by a peer moderator who identifies as autistic and transgender. We always meet on the third Tuesday of the month. UPDATE: Until…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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$80.00

FILLED – Online “Closed” Advanced D&D Group for Adults, 10/21/20-2/10/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHEN: Every other Wednesday for 8 sessions starting on Oct 21, 2020, 6:30 -8:30 PM US EDT. MEETING DATES:  (** indicates out of sequence meeting dates) October 21 November 4 November 18 December 2 December 16 January 13** January 27 February 10 Please also reserve February 24 in your calendar as a “make up” session if we need to cancel a meeting. WHERE:  Online via Zoom HOSTS: Nick Gallop & Nick Haslam COST:  $80 per person ($10 per meeting). Financial…

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$160.00

Online “Closed” Monthly Support Group for Parents of Adults (23-29), 10/21/20-5/19/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This “closed” support group is designed for parents of younger adults (23-29 years of age) with Asperger profiles, who live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA. This group will meet online until it is safe to meet in person.   When: 8 meetings, on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 6:30-8:00 PM EDT ( Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16, Jan 20, Feb 17, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19).     Please take note of time zone differences.  All sessions take…

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$70

Online “Closed” Creative Writers Workshop for Adults, 10/21/20-1/13/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: In this online creative writer’s workshop, participants will have an opportunity to flex their creative muscles, connect with fellow writers, and receive feedback on their work. We welcome writers of all creative genres—from short stories to poetry, screenplays, fan fiction, and more. In the first session, participants will get to know each other through discussion of their writing and related interests. At subsequent meetings, participants will give each other feedback on the work they have shared prior to each…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 10/21/20, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group (formerly "Providence, RI") meets on the third Wednesday of each month and provides support to parents of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. When it is safe to resume in-person meetings the group will be held in the Conference Room at Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI. WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET UPCOMING DATES:  11/18 and 12/16 WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in…

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Free

Online “Open” Ask the Expert: Adults who think their Parents are on the Spectrum, 10/21/20, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This free Q&A session is for adults on the spectrum as well as neurotypical adults who suspect that their parents are on the spectrum. An increasing number of adults have asked AANE what they should do if they think one of their parents is on the spectrum. Their most common questions are: • Should I tell them? • Should I urge my parent to get a diagnosis? • What might this mean for my relationship with my parent? •…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: Trivia Event for Adults, 10/21/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Do you know all kinds of random facts about Halloween but have nowhere to share them? Come to our first virtual Halloween Trivia Event and put your knowledge to use! This event will be modeled after the popular Stump Trivia (https://www.stumptrivia.com/). Rules will be explained so don't worry if you're new to this. If you can't make this event but love trivia, join us in November for our usual AANE Team Trivia Event! Click here to be notified when…

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Free

Online LOCAL NY “Open” Resource + Connection Session for Families of Teens, 10/21/20, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This LOCAL NY group is an opportunity for New York State parents of high school teens with Asperger/autism profiles to connect virtually with other parents and learn from AANE’s experienced NY staff about NY-based resources to help your teen make the most of high school and the transition to adulthood. Share experiences, build new bonds, and learn about resources to fortify forging ahead during these difficult times. WHEN: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 TIME: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT…

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Free

Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 22 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” LifeNet Virtual Concert: University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra – Halloween Spooktacular, 10/22/20, 4:00 PM-5:00 PM EDT

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join LifeNet for a viewing and brief discussion of the University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra's Halloween Spooktacular. The University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Kimcherie Lloyd, is the premier orchestral ensemble at the University of Louisville, performing a great variety of orchestral literature from standard repertoire to music of the 21st century. Composed primarily of music majors The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 10/22/20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. MOVIE: The Addams Family (1991) TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Netflix Watch Party FACILITATOR: Nick Gallop COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam…

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Online Local Holyoke, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 10/22/20, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

October 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET UPCOMING DATES:  10/22/2020, 11/19/2020, 12/17/2020 WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Linda Manning COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam folder. Registration closes one day prior to the meeting date.…

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Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 10/22/20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  If you’re unsure how to provide structure with kids out of school, need some self-care, or if you’re feeling isolated from other adults and the community drop in to our community support sessions to connect with other parents via the Zoom online video conferencing links below.  Sessions will be facilitated by AANE’s Child and Teen Services staff who know firsthand the need to…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 10/25/20, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

October 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This open group (formerly "Greater Hudson Valley") meets one Sunday a month and is for parents, family members, and friends of adult individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. Guest speakers are hosted every other month. WHEN: Sunday, October 25, 2020 TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EDT WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Bonnie Kaplan & Judy Omidvaran COST: Free REGISTRATION: is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check…

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Online “Open” HallowEEK: AANE Instagram Halloween Costume Contest for Adults, through 10/26/20, 11:59 PM ET

October 26 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 8:00 am, repeating until 10/26/2020

DESCRIPTION: The annual Halloween celebration at AANE has always been a major highlight on the AANE calendar. Year after year we see creative costumes that could only be designed and executed by true cosplay devotees! This year we want to give you an opportunity to show off your costume creativity, by sending us a photo of your in your costume. A panel of three judges (adults from the AANE community) will select the winners in these categories: Funniest Most Creative…

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Online “Open” LifeNet Mini-Series Monday: “High Score” Episodes 5 & 6 10/26/2020, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Movie/Mini-Series Mondays – a NetFlix Watch Party from 3-5 PM US EDT WHO: This watch party is for any adult…

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