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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

March 7
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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$15

Online “Open” Perspectives on College Life – A Panel of Students and Graduates, 3/7/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This is a virtual panel discussion featuring current and recent college graduates who are on the autism spectrum. Are you a teen or parent/guardian of a teen who is considering college and wondering..... What are the best and most challenging parts of college for someone on the autism spectrum? Should I write about my diagnosis in my college essay? What type of college environment will work for me? Should I live at home or away? Should I ask for…

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Free

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

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

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

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 3/8/21 – 4/26/21, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

March 8 @ 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: 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/29 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 , 4/26…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: “Saving Mr. Banks”, 3/8/21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Join LifeNet on TeleParty and Watch the 2013 film "Saving Mr. Banks" starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. From IMDB: "Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen." RATING: PG-13 for thematic elements including some unsettling imagery. AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 3/8/21, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Florence, MA) is for female-identified adults (age 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum neurodiverse profile.  Connect with others in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, March 8, 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…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 3/8/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 8 @ 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, 3/8/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

March 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 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, March 8, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 3/9/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION: This group embraces grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum of any age children, teens, or adults.  The group meets twice a month and the expectation is that members will attend on a regular basis. 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, March 9, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 3/9/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

March 9 @ 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, 3/9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

March 9 @ 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. Parenting can be demanding, frustrating, and at times stressful long after the child is grown, and adult children with Asperger/autism profiles can often have unique challenges. Parents of Adult Support Groups provide feedback, support, and perspective from peers on a variety of common issues, such as employment and independence. WHEN: Tuesday, March…

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$80

Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Interest Series for Adults, 3/10/21 – 6/30/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This interest series is intended for post-high school adults who live anywhere and who have also played Dungeons and Dragons before at AANE or elsewhere.  All meetings will be conducted online via Zoom. 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS Click the Application button below, fill out and submit your application. Schedule a 15 minute phone-intake session with Nick Gallop using our online scheduling system.  (Once you’ve submitted your application look for an application confirmation email from AANE.  Check your spam folder if you…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for People Who Think Their Parents are on the Spectrum, 3/10/21 – 5/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This closed support group is for neurodiverse and neurotypical adults who have a parent or other adult family member who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. “Closed” support groups have the same 12 members for 6 sessions and are ideal for adults who want to go beyond sharing their stories with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. This group will explore the following issues: How do I and…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 3/11/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, March 11, 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, 3/11/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

March 11 @ 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. **…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19), 3/13/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Plainview, NY) meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 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, March 13, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 3/13/21, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly “Brentwood, NY“) meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. WHEN: Saturday, March 13, 2021 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Branden Plank COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

March 14
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, 3/15/21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

March 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join LifeNet on TeleParty and watch the 2005 film "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", starring Jonny Depp as Willy Wonka! From IMDB: "A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker." RATING: PG AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number…

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Free

Online LOCAL Framingham, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 3/15/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

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

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 3/15/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 15 @ 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, March 15, 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, 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 3/16/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT 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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Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Support Group for Parents of Neurodivergent Transgender Adults (18-35) 3/16/2021-6/22/2021

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for parents/family members of adults with Asperger/Autism profiles who identify as transgender or who are exploring or questioning their gender identity. It will meet for 8 sessions every other Tuesday. Gender identity is distinct from sexual orientation or preference.  Gender identity is one’s innermost concept of self as male, female, a blend of both or neither--how individuals perceive themselves and what they call themselves.  Individuals with autism (which includes Aspergers) may be more likely…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 3/16/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum, who live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA, and are interested in discussing and exploring their gender in a supportive setting.  Most people who attend identify as transgender, nonbinary, and/or genderfluid, and some are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. Join us to share stories and perspectives, and to get support. This group is led by a peer…

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$70

Online “Closed” Twice Monthly Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Interest Series for Adults, 3/17/21 – 6/9/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This interest series is intended for post-high school adults who live anywhere and who have also played Dungeons and Dragons before at AANE or elsewhere.  All meetings will be conducted online via Zoom. 2-STEP REGISTRATION PROCESS Click the Application button below, fill out and submit your application. Schedule a 15 minute phone-intake session with Nick Gallop using our online scheduling system.  (Once you’ve submitted your application look for an application confirmation email from AANE.  Check your spam folder if…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 3/17/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

March 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group (formerly “Providence, RI”) meets on the third Wednesday of each month and provides support to parents of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. When it is safe to resume in-person meetings the group will be held in the Conference Room at Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI. WHEN: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 3/18/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 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, 3/18/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group is geared towards adults who live within commuting distance of Danvers, MA. Come join other adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Thursday, March 18, 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” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 3/18/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 18 @ 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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$80

Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 3/19/21 – 6/25/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

March 21
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 3/21/21, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  meets one Sunday a month and is for parents, family members, and friends of adult individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. Guest speakers are hosted every other month. WHEN: Sunday, March 21, 2021 TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Bonnie Kaplan & Judy Omidvaran COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your…

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Free

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

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

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

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: “The Social Network”, 3/22/21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

March 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join LifeNet on TeleParty and watch the 2010 film, "The Social Network", starring Jesse Eisenberg. From IMDB: "As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business." RATING: PG-13 for sexual content, drug and alcohol use and language AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 3/22/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 22 @ 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, 3/22/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

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

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Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Newly Diagnosed Adults (35+), 3/22/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: A special 90-minute workshop for adults over 35 who are recently diagnosed with Asperger/autism, or who suspect they may be on the spectrum. The workshop will outline common 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 a diagnosis after age 35. Understand your journey and life through an Asperger lens. WHEN:…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 3/23/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

DESCRIPTION: This group embraces grandparents with grandchildren on the autism spectrum of any age children, teens, or adults. The group meets twice a month and the expectation is that members will attend on a regular basis. 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, March 23, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 3/23/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

March 23 @ 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, March 23, 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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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Men (18-30), 3/23/21 – 5/11/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 23 @ 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: 3/23, 3/30, 4/6, 4/13,…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 3/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Fitchburg, MA”) Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: 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), 3/24/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly “Providence RI”) This FREE group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. When it is safe to resume in-person meetings the group will be held in the Conference Room at Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI. WHEN: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirvmation email is sent with a link to attend the…

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$60

Online “Closed” Healthy Friendships and Intimate Relationships – 6 Session Workshop for Adults (18-40), 3/24/21 – 4/28/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Healthy Friendships and Intimate Relationships is an online, 6 session, psychoeducational workshop, and support group for adults ages 18-40. Psychoeducational groups offer opportunities to learn from experts and meet new people in a supportive environment. The workshop will focus on how to recognize unhealthy (toxic) friendships and intimate relationships, how to set boundaries and what to do when they are not respected, how to cope with jealousy, how to take care of yourself in order to promote healthy relationships, and…

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$60

Online “Closed” Healthy Friendships and Intimate Relationships – 6 Session Workshop for Adults (18-40), 3/25/21 – 4/29/21, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM ET

March 25 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Healthy Friendships and Intimate Relationships is an online, 6 session, psychoeducational workshop, and support group for adults ages 18-40. Psychoeducational groups offer opportunities to learn from experts and meet new people in a supportive environment. The workshop will focus on how to recognize unhealthy (toxic) friendships and intimate relationships, how to set boundaries and what to do when they are not respected, how to cope with jealousy, how to take care of yourself in order to promote healthy relationships, and…

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Free

Online “Open” Meetup Event for Adults, 3/25/21, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

March 25 @ 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, March 25, 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, 3/25/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

March 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome as your browser to download and install the NetFlix Party extension for Chrome. You can only watch movies with NetFlix Party on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Netflix Party to…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 3/25/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

March 25 @ 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, March 25, 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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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

March 28
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: “Ocean’s 11”, 3/29/21, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

March 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join LifeNet on TeleParty and watch the 2001 heist movie, "Ocean's 11" with LifeNet! From IMBD "Danny Ocean and his ten accomplices plan to rob three Las Vegas casinos simultaneously." RATED: PG-13 for some language and sexual content AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 3/29/21-5/17/21, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET

March 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 3/29/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 29 @ 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, March 29, 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, 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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$25

AANE Webinar: Understanding Sensory Needs, Anxiety, and Behavior, 3/30/21, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Children and teens with Asperger profiles often have unique sensory needs and frequently deal with co-occurring anxiety. These issues sometimes lead to behavior that stymies parents and family members. This workshop will untangle common causes underlying behavior and offer concrete strategies to help caregivers support their children. WHEN: Tuesday, March 30, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Amanda Bailey COST: $25 CAPACITY: 300 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation…

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Free

Online LOCAL Boston, MA “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 3/30/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

March 30 @ 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: March 30: "Calypso" by David Sedaris April 27: TBD May 25: TBD WHEN: Tuesday, March…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 3/31/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

March 31 @ 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…

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April 2021

Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 4/1/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 1 @ 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, April 1, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 4/1/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

April 3 @ 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, April 3, 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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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

April 4
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 4/5/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 5 @ 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, April 5, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults over 50, 4/5/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult, age 50 or over, with an Asperger’s or related autism spectrum profile?  This support group (formerly “Watertown, MA”) welcomes others who may have been diagnosed later in life and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, April 5, 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 Current and regular members: please…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 4/6/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

April 6 @ 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, April 6, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new members at this…

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Free

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 4/6/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

April 6 @ 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 4/6/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

April 6 @ 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, April 6, 2021 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 35 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, 4/6/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

April 6 @ 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 (18-30), 4/6/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly "Watertown, MA") is for those who identify as female between the ages of 18-30 and live anywhere. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. WHEN: Tuesday, April 6, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 4/8/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome as your browser to download and install the NetFlix Party extension for Chrome. You can only watch movies with NetFlix Party on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Netflix Party to…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19), 4/10/21, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

April 10 @ 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, April 10, 2021 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

April 11
|Recurring Event (See all)
Content Available from February 24, 2021 - April 24, 2021

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Registrants can select…

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Free

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

April 12 @ 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, April 12, 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, 4/12/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 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, 4/13/21, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

April 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 meeting.…

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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), 4/15/21, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This two-hour workshop will go over what you can expect raising a child/teen/young adult (through age 22) on the autism spectrum. We will cover core strengths and challenges, some ways to cope at home, advocating at school, transition planning, and more. Space is limited. Please register by Wednesday, April 14, 2021 WHEN: Thursday, April 15, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 4/15/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 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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$60

AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference, register by 4/16/21 to view until 4/30/21

April 16

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member. Register for MA Edition            Register for NY Edition DESCRIPTION: This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, and is available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Learn more about the…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 4/20/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

April 20 @ 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, April 20, 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

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 4/22/21, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome as your browser to download and install the NetFlix Party extension for Chrome. You can only watch movies with NetFlix Party on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Netflix Party to…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 4/26/21, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 26 @ 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 Fathers, 4/28/21, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

April 28 @ 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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May 2021

Free

Online Clinical Coaching Hour, 5/4/21, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

May 4 @ 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents, 5/4/21, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

May 4 @ 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 4, 2021 TIME: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Marcia Robinson COST: Free REGISTRATION: This group is full and not accepting new members at this…

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Free

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 5/4/21, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

May 4 @ 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 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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Free

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…

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

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome as your browser to download and install the NetFlix Party extension for Chrome. You can only watch movies with NetFlix Party on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Netflix Party to…

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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

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

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…

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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” 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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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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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” 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” 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 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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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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Free

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

June 30 @ 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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