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October 2021

$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 10/20/21 – 1/26/22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (35-50) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (35-50) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 12/15, 12/29, 1/12,…

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Free

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

October 20 @ 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 20, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 10/21/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

October 21 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 10/21/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/21/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group is geared towards adults who live within commuting distance of Danvers, MA. Come join other adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Gail Kastorf and Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeMAP Informational Session, 10/21/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This info session will provide an overview of the LifeMAP coaching program, coaching process, and next steps to apply. The session will also provide individuals with the opportunity to speak with LifeMAP staff and ask any questions. WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Adults (30+), 10/21/21 – 1/27/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is for parents who have an adult child 30 years of older. Other adult family caregivers may also register for this group. “Closed” support groups are ideal for parents and other adult  family caregivers who want to go beyond sharing their stories with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. “Closed” support groups: help participants establish a stronger connection with and get more extensive peer support from the same group members in a series of meetings. involve check-ins with members on…

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Free

Online “Open” Halloween Team Trivia Night for Adults, 10/21/21, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET

October 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Know a lot about Halloween? If you've got it, haunt it! Come play Halloween themed trivia with us. We will divide up into small teams for some friendly competition. WHEN: Thursday, October 21, 2021 TIME: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Aaron Levinger COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes…

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AANE’S Fall 2021 Virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference Live Stream 10/22 & 10/23/21, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM ET

October 22 - October 23

  This conference is named in honor of Dr. Daniel Rosenn -- a dedicated professional and founding AANE board member. AANE’s annual fall conference presents cutting-edge information of interest to the entire Asperger/autism community: individuals with Asperger/autism profiles, family, friends, and professionals. This two-day virtual conference event will include keynote presentations from Morénike Giwa Onaiwu and Kyle Hill, nine breakout session options, and a variety of topic-based virtual discussion groups.  This renowned conference provides an opportunity for the entire autism community…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (50+), 10/22/21 – 12/17/21, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (50+) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (50+) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10,…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 10/24/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

October 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  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. SPEAKER: Tom Abinanti, NYS Assembly Member, Chair of the Assembly Committee on People With Disabilities is anxious to hear about the various living conditions of your loved ones on the spectrum and your OPWDD experiences. Tom will also discuss the results of the public…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 10/25/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, October 25, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 10/25/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 25 @ 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 Fibbage.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 10/25/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 25 @ 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 25, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Guy Ronen COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. The facilitator will send the Zoom link for the group on the day of the event.  Registrants who do not receive…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 10/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 26 @ 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, October 26, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dena Gassner, MSW  & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women, 10/27/21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

October 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group is for those who identify as female and live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Discussions will focus on what it means to be an independent adult, sexuality, safety, mother/daughter relationships, managing anxiety and sensory issues associated with autism, employment challenges and successes, being a woman on the autism spectrum, friendships and relationships. WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 10/27/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Fitchburg, MA”) 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 27, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: David Duval COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults (formerly Providence RI), 10/27/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Providence RI”) This FREE group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. 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 27, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 10/27/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently. We will be having a good conversation over Zoom. Parenting can be demanding, frustrating, and at times stressful long after the child is grown. Children with Asperger/autism profiles can often have unique challenges. Parent Support Groups provide feedback, support, and perspective from peers on a variety of common issues.  Groups are meant strictly for parents and do not…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 10/28/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

October 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 10/28/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

October 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 10/28/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Holyoke, MA”) 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 28, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Linda Manning COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration…

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Free

Online “Open” Halloweek Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 10/28/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to celebrate Halloween by watching a scary movie together on Netflix. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser to download and install the Teleparty extension. You can only watch movies with Teleparty on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Teleparty to interact. ** If you don’t have a Netflix account, you can sign up for a free…

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Free

Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 10/28/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

October 28 @ 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 27, 2021 WHEN: Thursday, October 28, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Amanda Bailey COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link…

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$10

Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and AAPCA Members: Self-Regulation – Understanding and Managing the Enigma, 10/29/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

October 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Dysregulation can create difficult situations at college, at work or even in personal lives of adults on the spectrum. In this workshop, knowledge will be shared on how to help your client understand what affects their regulation. Strategies and tools will be shared that will help adults manage these difficult situations. SPEAKER: Sangeeta Verma is presently a director on the AANE Board. She held the position of LifeMAP Coach Supervisor from July 2014 to December 2020. The role involved…

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November 2021

Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 11/1/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 1 @ 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, November 1, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online “Open” Discussion/Support Group for Adults over 50, 11/1/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult, over age 50, who identifies as an individual with an Asperger or related autism spectrum profile?  This group is a place for those over 50, to discuss a previously agreed to topic and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness, in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, November 1, 2021 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 and Victor Skowronski Newcomers:…

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Free

Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 11/2/21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

November 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

DESCRIPTION: These meetings have been established to create a group discussion where LifeMAP coaches, Asper-coaches, and Members of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaches Association (AAPCA) can share ideas and strategies on how to assist clients in various situations in coaching sessions. We also have the added guidance and expertise of coaches who have been with the program since its inception and these meetings have been designed to help coaches better meet a variety of needs with our clients. They are very informative sessions that…

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Free

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 11/2/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

November 2 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPCION: El grupo se reúne el primer martes de cada mes y está dirigido a padres y madres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo (perfil de Asperger). El grupo ofrece información sobre Asperger/Autismo y se comparten estrategias y experiencias sobre criar a niños y adolescentes con esta diagnóstico. CUANDO: Primer martes de cada mes HORA: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis FACILITADOR: Amaya Salas Moggia REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  amaya.salasmoggia@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 11/2/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to family members of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. This includes grandparents, extended family, and siblings who have taken over the parental role or provide support to the individual on the spectrum. The aim of the group is to provide feedback, strategies, support, and perspective on a variety of common issues. WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 11/2/21 – 2/15/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (18-35) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (18-35) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/21, 1/4, 1/18, 2/1,…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (18-35), 11/2/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly “Watertown, MA”) is for those who identify as female between the ages of 18-35 and live anywhere. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. WHEN: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Allyson Linehan COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email…

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$160

FILLED – Online LOCAL New York “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Adults (23+), 11/2/21 – 6/7/122, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is for parents who have an adult child 23 years or older on the spectrum who lives in New York state.  (The parents may live in another state.)  Other adult family caregivers may also register for this group. Although this support group will meet online, it allows parents and other family members in New York to network with one another and share information about local resources. “Closed” support groups are ideal for parents and other…

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$80

Online “Closed” Support Group for Men (18-30), 11/2/21 – 12/21/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This “closed” support group has the same twelve group members for the eight sessions.  Closed support groups are ideal for adults who are looking for deeper connections and more extensive peer support from group members. For the best support group experience, closed group members should plan on attending all 8 meetings in the series. This group offers a safe environment where young men can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and celebrate successes. WHEN: 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 11/3/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

November 3 @ 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, November 3, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Linda Manning COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Adults (23+), 11/3/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This Community Connection Session is for parents of adults (ages 23+) with an Asperger/autism profile. 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 you are not alone no matter how socially distant you feel! Each session is facilitated by members of the AANE Adult Services Staff who are…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 11/4/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

November 4 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 11/4/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

November 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 11/4/21 – 1/6/22, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET

November 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (35-50) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (35-50) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23, 1/6…

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$5

Online “Open” PwC Financial Literacy Workshop for Adults, 11/4/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult on the spectrum? Have you ever wanted to learn how to create and follow a budget? Come join us for Creating & Following a Budget, held virtually on Zoom. This two hour class, run by PwC volunteers, will review the process of creating a budget and go over some tips and strategies on how to follow a budget. PwC will also be offering a second workshop on Credit & Debt. WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 11/4/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games! This event is for those that are within commuting distance to Salem, MA, and is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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$25

Online “Open” Autism and the IEP – A Workshop for Parents of Children/Teens with ASD, 11/4/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join AANE Child & Teen Services for a workshop with Q&A for parents and guardians on the ins and outs of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with Asperger profiles. Learn what our staff look for when conducting IEP reviews. Topics will include autism-specific considerations for the concern statement, evaluations, SMART goals, the service delivery grid, transition planning, and more. This workshop is not Massachusetts specific. WHEN: Thursday, November 4, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via…

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Free

Online “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 11/4/21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

November 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the first Thursday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum and 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. NOTES:  No…

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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/6/21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

November 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This open group meets on the first Saturday of each month and is for post-high school adults who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are and live within commuting distance of Portland, ME. WHEN:  Saturday, November 6, 2021 TIME:  1:00 PM – 3:00 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 CAPACITY: 20 participants REGISTRATION:  Email or call Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776,  wilma.wake@aane.org, to register so that she can send you the…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/7/21, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

November 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is for post-high school adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile living within commuting distance of Florence, Massachusetts. Adult support groups are designed to create a community of support that participants can share similar issues and concerns, and celebrate successes.  Groups are designed for adults on the spectrum.  Parents and other adult family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Sunday, November 7, 2021 TIME: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Trish Huff COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: You must…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/8/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, November 8, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 11/8/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: 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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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 11/8/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 8 @ 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, November 8, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Guy Ronen COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. The facilitator will send the Zoom link for the group on the day of the event.  Registrants who do not receive…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 11/9/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: The group meets online every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction). 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. Books for the currently planned meetings are: November 9: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams December 14: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes January 11: Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth by Camille Bacon-Smith WHEN: Tuesday, November 9, 2021…

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$5

Online “Open” PwC Financial Literacy Workshop for Adults, 11/9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult on the spectrum? Could you benefit from learning about credit cards, credit history and managing debt? Whether you already have a credit card or are just considering getting one, you are welcome to join us for this workshop on Credit & Debt, held virtually on Zoom. This two hour class, run by PwC volunteers, will review what's contained in a credit report, potential consequences of debt and actions to take to reduce or better manage…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 11/9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second 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, November 9, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 50 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Adults (23-29), 11/9/21 – 3/22/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is for parents who have an adult child 23-29 years of age.. Other adult family caregivers may also register for this group. “Closed” support groups are ideal for parents and other adult  family caregivers who want to go beyond sharing their stories with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. “Closed” support groups: help participants establish a stronger connection with and get more extensive peer support from the same group members in a series of meetings. involve check-ins with members on…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 11/10/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

November 10 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Florence, MA) is for female-identified adults (age 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum neurodiverse profile.  Connect with others in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Kim Davies COST: Free CAPACITY: 8 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder.…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 11/11/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

November 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 11, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 11/11/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 11, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 11/13/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Plainview, NY) meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 15-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. All AANE facilitated support groups provide information, connection, and community where participants can share similar issues and concerns and celebrate successes. Groups are designed for teens on the spectrum.  Parents and other family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Saturday, November 13, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/13/21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

November 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly “Brentwood, NY“) 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, November 13, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Branden Plank COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Free

Online “Open” Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group for the AANE Community, 11/14/21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

November 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Do you enjoy crafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, and embroidery? AANE has created a new online group for you! The group is open to everyone (adults on the spectrum, parents, and other adult family members) regardless of skill level or diagnosis. In addition to meeting online via Zoom, group members also have the option to participate in the AANE Knitting & Needlecrafts Online Discussion Forum, so that they can share tips, patterns, and positive encouragement in between meetings.  (This…

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Free

Online LOCAL Framingham, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 11/15/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games!  This group is geared to those who live within commuting distance of Framingham, MA, and is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Monday, November 15, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for BIPOC Adults, 11/15/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This community connection session is for people of color (18+) with an Asperger/autism profile. This space is peer led and provides an opportunity for participants to explore how their multiple identities show up and address their specific needs, by sharing experiences and offering support to one another. WHEN: Monday, November 15, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Kelly Urban and Nicola Brown COST: Free Thanks to the generosity of The Village Bank, we are…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/16/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) 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, November 16, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 25 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 11/16/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum, who live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA, and 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 11/17/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 17 @ 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, November 17, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 11/18/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

November 18 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 11/18/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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Free

Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/18/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is geared towards adults who live within commuting distance of Danvers, MA. Come join other adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Nick Gallop and Bob Waters COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeMAP Informational Session, 11/18/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This info session will provide an overview of the LifeMAP coaching program, coaching process, and next steps to apply. The session will also provide individuals with the opportunity to speak with LifeMAP staff and ask any questions. WHEN: Thursday, November 18, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 11/21/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

November 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  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, November 21, 2021 TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Bonnie Kaplan & Judy Omidvaran COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/21/21, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

November 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is for post-high school adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile living within commuting distance of Florence, Massachusetts. Adult support groups are designed to create a community of support that participants can share similar issues and concerns, and celebrate successes.  Groups are designed for adults on the spectrum.  Parents and other adult family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Sunday, November 21, 2021 TIME: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Trish Huff COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: You must…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 11/22/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, November 22, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 11/22/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 22 @ 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, November 22, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Guy Ronen COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. The facilitator will send the Zoom link for the group on the day of the event.  Registrants who do not receive…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women, 11/24/21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

November 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group is for those who identify as female and live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Discussions will focus on what it means to be an independent adult, sexuality, safety, mother/daughter relationships, managing anxiety and sensory issues associated with autism, employment challenges and successes, being a woman on the autism spectrum, friendships and relationships. WHEN: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 11/24/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Holyoke, MA”) 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, November 24, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Linda Manning COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 11/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Fitchburg, MA”) 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, November 24, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: David Duval COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults (formerly Providence RI), 11/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Providence RI”) This FREE group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. 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, November 24, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 11/30/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

November 30 @ 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, November 30, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dena Gassner, MSW  & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who…

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$25

AANE Webinar: A Framework of Understanding Your Unique Aspergers/Autism Characteristics, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

Busy on Nov 30?  Register anyway and view the webinar later, on-demand at your convenience! *Click on the registration link below to take advantage of AANE’s “pay what you can afford” options. DESCRIPTION: The primary audience for this webinar is adults who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism, or who suspect that they may be on the spectrum.   Parents and other adult family members of children and teens, as well as professionals, may also want to attend.  Lately, AANE has seen…

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December 2021

Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 12/1/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

December 1 @ 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, December 1, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Linda Manning COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 12/2/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games! This event is for those that are within commuting distance to Salem, MA, and is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Thursday, December 2, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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Free

Online “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 12/2/21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the first Thursday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum and 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. NOTES:  No…

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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 12/4/21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION:  This open group meets on the first Saturday of each month and is for post-high school adults who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are and live within commuting distance of Portland, ME. WHEN:  Saturday, December 4e, 2021 TIME:  1:00 PM – 3:00 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 CAPACITY: 20 participants REGISTRATION:  Email or call Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776,  wilma.wake@aane.org, to register so that she can send you the…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 12/5/21, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is for post-high school adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile living within commuting distance of Florence, Massachusetts. Adult support groups are designed to create a community of support that participants can share similar issues and concerns, and celebrate successes.  Groups are designed for adults on the spectrum.  Parents and other adult family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Sunday, December 5, 2021 TIME: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Trish Huff COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: You must…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 12/6/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

December 6 @ 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, December 6, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 12/6/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

December 6 @ 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, December 6, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Guy Ronen COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. The facilitator will send the Zoom link for the group on the day of the event.  Registrants who do not receive…

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Free

Online “Open” Discussion/Support Group for Adults over 50, 12/6/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult, over age 50, who identifies as an individual with an Asperger or related autism spectrum profile?  This group is a place for those over 50, to discuss a previously agreed to topic and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness, in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, December 6, 2021 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 and Victor Skowronski Newcomers: Prior…

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Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 12/7/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

December 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPCION: El grupo se reúne el primer martes de cada mes y está dirigido a padres y madres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo (perfil de Asperger). El grupo ofrece información sobre Asperger/Autismo y se comparten estrategias y experiencias sobre criar a niños y adolescentes con esta diagnóstico. CUANDO: Primer martes de cada mes HORA: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis FACILITADOR: Amaya Salas Moggia REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  amaya.salasmoggia@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom.…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 12/7/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to family members of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. This includes grandparents, extended family, and siblings who have taken over the parental role or provide support to the individual on the spectrum. The aim of the group is to provide feedback, strategies, support, and perspective on a variety of common issues. WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 12/7/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

December 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: These meetings have been established to create a group discussion where LifeMAP coaches, Asper-coaches, and Members of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaches Association (AAPCA) can share ideas and strategies on how to assist clients in various situations in coaching sessions. We also have the added guidance and expertise of coaches who have been with the program since its inception and these meetings have been designed to help coaches better meet a variety of needs with our clients. They are very informative sessions that…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Women (18-35), 12/7/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly “Watertown, MA”) is for those who identify as female between the ages of 18-35 and live anywhere. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. WHEN: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Allyson Linehan COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 12/8/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Florence, MA) is for female-identified adults (age 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum neurodiverse profile.  Connect with others in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Kim Davies COST: Free CAPACITY: 8 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder.…

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Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 12/9/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: 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” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 12/9/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

December 9 @ 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, December 8, 2021 WHEN: Thursday, December 9, 2021 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Amanda Bailey COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 12/11/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Plainview, NY) meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 15-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. All AANE facilitated support groups provide information, connection, and community where participants can share similar issues and concerns and celebrate successes. Groups are designed for teens on the spectrum.  Parents and other family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Saturday, December 11, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 12/11/21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

December 11 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly “Brentwood, NY“) 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, December 11, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Branden Plank COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Online “Open” Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group for the AANE Community, 12/12/21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Do you enjoy crafts such as knitting, crocheting, sewing, and embroidery? AANE has created a new online group for you! The group is open to everyone (adults on the spectrum, parents, and other adult family members) regardless of skill level or diagnosis. In addition to meeting online via Zoom, group members also have the option to participate in the AANE Knitting & Needlecrafts Online Discussion Forum, so that they can share tips, patterns, and positive encouragement in between meetings.  (This…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 12/13/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, December 13, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 12/14/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: The group meets online every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction). 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. Books for the currently planned meetings are: December 14: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes January 11: Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth by Camille Bacon-Smith February 8: Beloved by Toni Morrison WHEN: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 12/14/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second 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, December 14, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 50 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 12/15/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

December 15 @ 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, December 15, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a…

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Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 12/16/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

December 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is geared towards adults who live within commuting distance of Danvers, MA. Come join other adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Thursday, December 16, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Nick Gallop and Bob Waters COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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