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May 2021

$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 5/6/21 – 6/24/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 5/27, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17,…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 5/6/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 6 @ 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, May 6, 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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$120

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

May 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 similar profiles. This group is limited to 15 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 5/6, 5/20, 6/3, 6/17, 7/8, 7/22 TIME: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $120 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women over 50, 5/7/21 – 6/25/21, 3:00 – 4:30 PM ET

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 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 and have an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets participants acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are m asking/camouflaging, sensory sensitivities/overloads, relationships, self-care, empathy. WHEN: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25 TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:30…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19), 5/8/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

May 8 @ 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 13-19) 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, May 8, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 5/8/21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

May 8 @ 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, May 8, 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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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Tweens (4th-9th grades), 5/10/21 – 7/26/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tweens who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. The “closed” support group provides a guaranteed spot over a set number of sessions, which creates an opportunity to develop deeper connections and receive extensive peer support from the same group members. WHEN: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $120 per participant CAPACITY: 15…

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$120

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 5/10/21 – 7/26/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

May 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  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. WHEN: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $120 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 5/10/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

May 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: Monday, May 10, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Kim Davies COST: Free CAPACITY: 10 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…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 5/10/21 – 7/19/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

May 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 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 similar profiles. This group is limited to 15 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 5/10, 5/17, 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/19 TIME: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Brenda Dater COST: $120 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 5/10/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 10 @ 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 Adults, 5/10/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 10 @ 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, May 10, 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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$120

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 5/10/21 – 7/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  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. WHEN: 5/10, 5/24, 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $120 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance…

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Free

Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Newly Diagnosed Adults, 5/10/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: A special 90 minute workshop for adults who are newly diagnosed with Asperger/autism, or who suspect they be on the spectrum. The workshop will outline characteristics of an Asperger profile, and will explore how social communication, sensory processing, and executive function skills are affected. The workshop will also explore reasons for seeking a diagnosis, disclosure, self-advocacy, and the overall challenges of diagnosis as an adult. Understand your journey and life through an Asperger lens. WHEN: Monday, May 10, 2021…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 5/10/21 – 7/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  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 15 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 5/10, 5/24, 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $120 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 5/10/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 10 @ 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, May 10, 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 the day of the event.  Registrants who do not…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 5/11/21 – 6/29/21, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET

May 11 @ 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 group 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: 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1, 6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29 TIME: …

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 5/11/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This book club started through a partnership between the Asperger/Autism Network and the Nashua Public Library (Nashua NH). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this book club now meets online and is open to any post-high school adult with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets 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.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 5/11/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 11 @ 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, May 11, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Young Children (<12), 5/11/21 - 7/27/21, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of young children (<12) who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 15 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 5/11, 6/1, 6/15, 6/29, 7/13, 7/27 TIME:  7:00 PM- 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $120 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” PwC Financial Literacy: Creating and Following a Budget – A Workshop for Adults, 5/12/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 12 @ 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? Has your financial situation changed because of COVID-19? 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 be offering an additional Financial Literacy workshop…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 5/13/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

May 13 @ 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, May 13, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications: “Open” events/groups may…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 5/13/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on Netflix where we can all celebrate both good movies and bad, socialize, and have fun. 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 5/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 13 @ 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 LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 5/16/21, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

May 16 @ 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, May 16, 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 LOCAL Framingham, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 5/17/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 17 @ 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, May 17, 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 5/18/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION: 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. This psychoeducational 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 events. WHEN: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new members…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 5/18/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 18 @ 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, May 18, 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…

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$120

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 5/18/21 – 8/3/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  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 15 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 5/18, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $120 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 5/18/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 18 @ 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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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Creative Writers’ Group for Adults, 5/19/21 – 6/30/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: In this online creative writer’s group, 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 work they have shared prior to each session.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 5/19/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 19 @ 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, May 19, 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” Meetup Event for Adults, 5/20/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

May 20 @ 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, May 20, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications: “Open” events/groups may…

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Free

Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 5/20/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 20 @ 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, May 20, 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” Support Group for Families of Adults, 5/23/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

May 23 @ 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. TOPIC: Employment -- Introduction to Integrate Autism Employment Advisors, Overview of Employer Connect Program, Information about Job Opportunities, Q & A Session. SPEAKER: Janet Mui is the Director of Recruiting at Integrate. Previously Ms. Mui worked as an Associate Director of Human Resources at Human…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 5/24/21 – 7/26/21, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 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 group 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: 5/24, 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, 7/12, 7/19, 7/26…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 5/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 24 @ 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 Adults, 5/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 24 @ 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, May 24, 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, 5/24/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 24 @ 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, May 24, 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 the day of the event.  Registrants who do not…

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Free

Online LOCAL Boston, MA “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 5/25/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

May 25 @ 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). 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: May 25: Lake Success: A Novel by Gary Shteyngart June 22: Rain Reign by Ann…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 5/25/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 25 @ 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, May 25, 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: Self-Advocates Discuss their Journey Building Self-Advocacy Skills, 5/25/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Building self-advocacy skills is a critical developmental task for young adults on the spectrum. Join us for a panel discussion with young adult self-advocates who will discuss building self-advocacy skills, and how developing these skills impacted their lives. Listen to our panelists share their insights about: How one defines self-advocacy? How to develop these skills in your own life? Discuss a time when they were able to successfully advocate for themselves. TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 5/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 26 @ 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, May 26, 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.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults (formerly Providence RI), 5/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

May 26 @ 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, May 26, 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, 5/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 26 @ 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” Meetup Event for Adults, 5/27/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

May 27 @ 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, May 27, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications: “Open” events/groups may…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 5/27/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

May 27 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on Netflix where we can all celebrate both good movies and bad, socialize, and have fun. 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 5/27/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

May 27 @ 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, May 27, 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” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 5/27/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

May 27 @ 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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$10

Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and AAPCA Members: Developing Effective Coaching Goals, 5/28/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: LifeMAP was developed in 2008 to meet the obvious needs of adults with Asperger and related autism spectrum profiles who often require practical assistance—short- or long-term one-on-one coaching for the purpose of empowering the participants and improving their quality of life. Each coaching situation begins with meeting each client where they are and helping them to articulate where they want to be. In this presentation participants will learn how to develop effective client coaching goals, based on the techniques and…

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June 2021

Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 6/1/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION: 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. This psychoeducational 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 events. WHEN: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new members…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 6/1/21 – 7/20/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: A closed support group has the same group members (up to 12) for a set number of sessions (8). 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 adults on the spectrum can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and…

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Free

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 6/1/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

June 1 @ 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: Laura Perez REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email a laura.perez@aane.org si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom. DISCLAIMER: Los…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 6/1/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) 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, June 1, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & 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 do not receive the confirmation…

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Free

Online Clinical Coaching Hour, 6/1/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

June 1 @ 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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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (18-35), 6/1/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 1 @ 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, June 1, 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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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 6/2/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

June 2 @ 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, June 2, 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” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 6/3/21, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

June 3 @ 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…

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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 6/5/21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

June 5 @ 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, June 5, 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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$120

Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (15-19), 6/7/21 – 8/23/21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 6-week virtual group for teens aged 15-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members. WHEN: 6/7, 6/21, 7/12, 7/26, 8/9, 8/23 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 Westwood, MA), 6/7/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 7 @ 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, June 7, 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, 6/7/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 7 @ 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, June 7, 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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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 6/8/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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

DESCRIPTION: This book club started through a partnership between the Asperger/Autism Network and the Nashua Public Library (Nashua NH). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this book club now meets online and is open to any post-high school adult with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets 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.…

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Free

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

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on Netflix where we can all celebrate both good movies and bad, socialize, and have fun. 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…

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$5

*NEW TOPIC* Online “Open” PwC Financial Literacy: Creating and Following a Budget – A Workshop for Adults, 6/10/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 10 @ 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? Has your financial situation changed because of COVID-19? 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. WHEN: Thursday, June 10, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 6/10/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 10 @ 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 Teens (13-19), 6/12/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

June 12 @ 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 13-19) 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, June 12, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 6/14/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

June 14 @ 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: Monday, June 14, 2021 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Kim Davies COST: Free CAPACITY: 10 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 6/14/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 14 @ 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 6/15/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: 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. This psychoeducational 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 events. WHEN: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 6/15/21 – 9/21/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This closed adult support group is designed for young women ages 18-35 who are on the autism spectrum. Through this group, young women can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other young women. AANE closed adult support groups also give adults an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. This group will include a 15-20 minute facilitator-led mindfulness practice in addition to the regular check-in and discussion.…

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Free

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

June 15 @ 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, June 15, 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 “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 6/16/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 6/17/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

June 17 @ 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, June 16, 2021 WHEN: Thursday, June 17, 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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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 6/24/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on Netflix where we can all celebrate both good movies and bad, socialize, and have fun. 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 6/24/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 24 @ 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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$25 – $35

AANE’s Summer 2021 Virtual Conference: Autistic Representation in Television & Film, Live Stream 6/26/21, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

June 26

Presented in partnership with   DESCRIPTION: From scriptwriting to casting and directing, creating authentic autistic characters for television & film is a collaborative process both on and off screen. Hear from actors and professionals in the industry about their experiences and what it takes to create authentic autistic representation for television & film. Learn more about the conference here. WHO: This conference is for adults and teens on the spectrum, parents of adults and teens on the spectrum, and professionals.…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 6/28/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

June 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 6/29/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION: 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. This psychoeducational 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 events. WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free CAPACITY: 15 participants REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new members…

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$60

Online “Closed” Support Group for Mid-Life Women (40-60): Stability and Transition, 6/29/21 – 10/12/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: The period of midlife is often accompanied by both greater self-awareness and a desire for improved understanding and life satisfaction. We have stability in some areas, but subtle or dramatic shifts in others. If we've only recently learned we're on the spectrum, we may be wondering how to incorporate this aspect of our identity. Whom should we tell? What does it mean about how we understand ourselves? We may have learned to "mask" the signs of difference that made…

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July 2021

Free

Online Clinical Coaching Hour, 7/6/21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

July 6 @ 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

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 7/12/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 12 @ 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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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 7/13/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

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

  DESCRIPTION: This book club started through a partnership between the Asperger/Autism Network and the Nashua Public Library (Nashua NH). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this book club now meets online and is open to any post-high school adult with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 7/15/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 15 @ 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” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 7/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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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August 2021

Free

Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 8/3/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

August 3 @ 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…

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Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 8/9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 9 @ 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” AANE Book Club for Adults, 8/10/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

  DESCRIPTION: This book club started through a partnership between the Asperger/Autism Network and the Nashua Public Library (Nashua NH). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this book club now meets online and is open to any post-high school adult with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets 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…

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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), 8/12/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

August 12 @ 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, August 11, 2021 WHEN: Thursday, August 12, 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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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 8/23/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 23 @ 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” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 8/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 26 @ 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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September 2021

Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 9/13/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 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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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 9/14/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

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

  DESCRIPTION: This book club started through a partnership between the Asperger/Autism Network and the Nashua Public Library (Nashua NH). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this book club now meets online and is open to any post-high school adult with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 9/27/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 27 @ 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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