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August 2021

$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 8/6/21 – 11/12/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: "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 celebrate successes. Common topics include: disclosure, self-advocacy, and relationships WHEN: 8/6, 8/20, 9/3, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29, 11/12 TIME:…

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Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/7/21, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

August 7 @ 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, August 7, 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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Online “Open” Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group for the AANE Community, 8/8/21, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

August 8 @ 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. …

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 8/9/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

August 9 @ 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, August 9, 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…

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FILLED – 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 Fibbage.…

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Free

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

August 9 @ 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, August 9, 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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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 8/10/21 – 10/5/21, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This closed adult support group is designed for young women ages 35-50 who are on the autism spectrum. Through this group, women can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other 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. Common topics include: disclosure, self-advocacy, and relationships WHEN: 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31, (skip 9/7), 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5 TIME: 5:30…

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Free

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: 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: August 10: White Trash Warlock (The Adam Binder Novels Book 1) by David R. Slayton September 14: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig October 12: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 8/10/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 10 @ 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, August 10, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/12/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

August 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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, August 12, 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” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/12/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

August 12 @ 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 religion. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, August 12, 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” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 8/12/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

August 12 @ 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” 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 8/14/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

August 14 @ 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, August 14, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/14/21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

August 14 @ 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, August 14, 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 LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/15/21, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

August 15 @ 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, August 15, 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, 8/16/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 16 @ 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, August 16, 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” Support Group for Gay Men, 8/16/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 16 @ 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, August 16, 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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FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/17/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 17 @ 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, August 17, 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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Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 8/17/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 17 @ 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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Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 8/18/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 18 @ 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, August 18, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/19/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

August 19 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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, August 19, 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” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/19/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

August 19 @ 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 religion. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, August 19, 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, 8/19/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 19 @ 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, August 19, 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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Online “Open” LifeMAP Informational Session, 8/19/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 19 @ 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, August 19, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 8/22/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

August 22 @ 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, August 22, 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 spam…

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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 Fibbage.…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/23/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 23 @ 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, August 23, 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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FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 8/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 24 @ 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, August 24, 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 “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 8/25/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 25 @ 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, August 25, 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), 8/25/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 25 @ 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, August 25, 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” Community Connection Session for Parents of Adults (23+), 8/25/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 25 @ 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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Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/26/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

August 26 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 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, August 26, 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” Meetup Event for Adults, 8/26/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

August 26 @ 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 religion. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, August 26, 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” Kaiju Interest Group for Adults, 8/26/21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

August 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Have you ever wondered how many Kaiju fans are out there? Well come and join this group to find out how many people love Kaijus! Kaiju is a Japanese word meaning "Strange Monster". In English, it has come to mean "monster" or "giant monster." This group will explore all Kaiju related movies and monsters in the movies. Also, if you have any collections of figures of your favorite Kaiju that you want to share you can. WHEN: Thursday, August…

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Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 8/26/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

August 26 @ 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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Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 8/26/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

August 26 @ 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, August 26, 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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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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$10

Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches, AAPCA Members, and AsperCoaches: Managing Behavioral Health Needs, 8/27/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Everyone experiences overwhelming emotions and they can be challenging to manage when they pop up. Understanding what leads to overwhelm within yourself and the many options for responding to those feelings is a lifelong learning experience. For LifeMAP coaches, understanding the unique role you play supporting your client through moments of overwhelm is critical. Join a conversation that highlights how to apply a neurological lens to understand overwhelming emotions and how you can support regulation as a LifeMAP coach.…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 8/30/21 – 11/1/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This closed adult support group is designed for young women ages 35-50 who are on the autism spectrum. Through this group, women can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other 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. Common topics include: disclosure, self-advocacy, and relationships WHEN: 8/30 (skip 9/6), 9/13, 9/20 9/27,10/4, (skip 10/11), 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 TIME: 12:30…

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

August 30 @ 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, August 30, 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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Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 8/31/21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

August 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This community connections discussion session is for adults on the spectrum. Participate in this free online discussion to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Online sessions are hosted on the Zoom platform and are facilitated by AANE’s Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Asperger’s and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. WHEN: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free Thanks to the generosity of The Village…

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Online LOCAL Boston, MA “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 8/31/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

August 31 @ 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: August 31: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D.…

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$80

Online “Closed” Support Group for Men (18-30), 8/31/21 – 10/19/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 31 @ 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: 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21,…

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September 2021

Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 9/1/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

September 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, September 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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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/2/21 – 1/6/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 2 @ 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 Asperger's/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 12 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​9/2, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16, 1/6 TIME: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo, M.Ed. COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 12 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee,…

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Free

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

September 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

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/7/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 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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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (18-35), 9/7/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 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, September 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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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Gender Diverse Youth (14-18), 9/8/21 – 12/15/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for parents/family members of high school aged children with Asperger/Autism profiles who identify as transgender or who are exploring or questioning their gender identity. You are not alone! Individuals with autism (which includes Asperger's) may be more likely to identify with a gender/s that is different than the sex assigned at birth. The intersection of these two identities is common, but not often talked about in the same space. This group welcomes parents…

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Free

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

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the first Tuesday of the month (*THURS this month) and is for the spouses/partners that are in relationships with individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. WHEN: *Thursday, September 9, 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…

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Free

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

September 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 9/11/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

September 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, September 11, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 9/13/21 – 12/13/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 13 @ 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 Asperger's/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 12 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13 TIME: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 12 members FACILITATOR: Debbie Curtiss COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/13/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

September 13 @ 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, September 13, 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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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 9/13/21 – 12/13/21, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of high school girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger's/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 12 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 12 members FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require…

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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” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 9/13/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 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, September 13, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Discussion/Support Group for Adults over 50, 9/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 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, September 13, 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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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 9/13/21 – 12/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 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 Asperger's/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: 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 12 members FACILITATOR: Bruce Sabian COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/13/21 – 12/13/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 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 Asperger’s/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 12 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​​​​​​9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13 TIME: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo, M.Ed. COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 12 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tweens (4th-9th grades), 9/14/21 – 12/14/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

September 14 @ 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 Asperger's/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: 9/14, 9/28, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Debbie Curtiss COST: $160 per participant…

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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: 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: September 14: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig October 12: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O'Meara November 9: The Hitchhiker's Guide to…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 9/14/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 14 @ 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, September 14, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tweens (4th-9th grades), 9/14/21 – 12/28/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tweens who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s/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: 9/14, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30, 12/14, 12/28 TIME: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $160 per participant…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 9/14/21 – 12/21/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 14 @ 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 Asperger’s/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: 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 12 members FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo, M.Ed. COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/20/21 – 12/13/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

September 20 @ 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 Asperger’s/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 12 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 TIME: 4:00 PM- 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Brenda Dater COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 12 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available…

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Free

Online LOCAL NY Metro LifeNet Info Session, 9/20/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

"Who can help my adult family member live more independently?" DESCRIPTION: LifeNet, the Asperger/Autism Network's private pay, independent living support program for adults on the spectrum, was created to address this fundamental question. LifeNet began supporting adults in Massachusetts beginning in 2019, and our first group in Connecticut this year. LifeNet now supports nearly 60 adults, ages 21 through 88. We are now seeking applicants for our first LifeNet groups in the New York Metro Area, and planning for support to begin late 2021 or…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/20/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 20 @ 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, September 20, 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 Adults, 9/21/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 21 @ 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, September 21, 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” LifeMAP Informational Session, 9/23/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 23 @ 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, September 23, 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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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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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/28/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is for women (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, September 28, 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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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Young Children (<12), 9/28/21 - 1/4/22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET

September 28 @ 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 Asperger's/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 12 participants or caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7, 12/21, 1/4 TIME:  7:00 PM- 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 12 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  For programs and events that require a fee, financial…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 9/29/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 LOCAL NY Metro LifeNet Info Session, 9/29/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

"Who can help my adult family member live more independently?" DESCRIPTION: LifeNet, the Asperger/Autism Network's private pay, independent living support program for adults on the spectrum, was created to address this fundamental question. LifeNet began supporting adults in Massachusetts beginning in 2019, and our first group in Connecticut this year. LifeNet now supports nearly 60 adults, ages 21 through 88. We are now seeking applicants for our first LifeNet groups in the New York Metro Area, and planning for support to begin late 2021 or…

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October 2021

Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 10/9/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

October 9 @ 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, October 9, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 10/12/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

October 12 @ 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: October 12: The Lady from the Black Lagoon: Hollywood Monsters and the Lost Legacy of Milicent Patrick by Mallory O’Meara November 9: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams December 14: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 10/14/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

October 14 @ 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” 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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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” 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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November 2021

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” 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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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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December 2021

Free

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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Free

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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Free

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: TBD WHEN: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via…

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January 2022

Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 1/11/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

01/11/2022 @ 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: January 11: Enterprising Women: Television Fandom and the Creation of Popular Myth by Camille Bacon-Smith February 8: TBD March 8: TBD WHEN: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOSTS:  Stephanie Goodner and Michele Cantara…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 1/13/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

01/13/2022 @ 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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February 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 2/10/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

02/10/2022 @ 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” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 2/10/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

02/10/2022 @ 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, February 9, 2022 WHEN: Thursday, February 10, 2022 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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March 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 3/10/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

03/10/2022 @ 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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April 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 4/14/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

04/14/2022 @ 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” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 4/28/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

04/28/2022 @ 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, April 27, 2022 WHEN: Thursday, April 28, 2022 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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May 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 5/12/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

05/12/2022 @ 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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June 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 6/9/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

06/09/2022 @ 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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July 2022

Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 7/14/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

07/14/2022 @ 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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