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June 2020

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Online Florence, MA Open Support Group for Adults 6/21/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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

Florence, MA – Adult Open Support Group, facilitated by Trish Huff, trish.huff@aane.org, for post-high school adults with Aspergers.  No cost, but attendees are encouraged to pre-register. Please contact Trish at trish.huff@aane.org for the link to join the meeting.

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$10.00

Online Open AANE Webinar: Transition Planning: Understanding and Accessing IEP Transition Services for Parents of Children & Teens 6/22/20 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

                  Register WHEN: Monday, June 22, 2020 TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST WHERE: Online HOST: Kelly Challen, Ed.M., CAS COST: $10 Reduced price made possible through a grant from the John W. Alden Trust. Financial assistance is available. Contact stephanie.birkdale@aane.org for more information. WHAT: Students with autism who participate in special education are entitled to an education that is designed to both meet their unique educational needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent…

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Free

Virtual Open LifeNet Movie Monday: Ghost Rider for Adults 6/22/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

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

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

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Free

Online Westwood, MA Open Support Group for Adults 6/22/20 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Upcoming Events: 6/22/2020, 7/13/2020, 7/27/2020 Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Newcomers are always welcome, but for the best opened support group experience, we recommend that newcomers contact the group facilitator Stephen Nadel at stephen.nadel@aane.org prior to the meeting for a brief group orientation. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel…

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Free

Virtual Open Game Night for Adults 6/22/20 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

June 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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. Nick Gallop, AANE P&G maestro and members of the AANE staff will emcee AANE Virtual Game Night on June 22. WHEN:  Monday, June 22, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EDT WHO: This event is open to any post-high-school adult on the spectrum anywhere.  COST:  Free, but advance registration is required and we only have space for…

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Free

Online Boston, MA Open Support Group for Gay Men 6/22/20 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 6/22/2020, 7/6/2020, 7/20/2020 **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. Ongoing support groups for adults on the Autism Spectrum meet in person at various locations throughout…

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Free

Online Community Connection Session with AANE Staff for Adults 6/23/20 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Free

Online Closed NY-NYC Support Group for Women 6/23/20 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Description: This NYC group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is for women( ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. Facilitators: Dena Gassner, MSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this meeting so that interested parties will be able to receive the link to join the meeting. Please click below to register. Register

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Free

Virtual Open LifeNet Wellness Wednesday for Adults 6/24/20 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM EDT

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients.   For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients.  Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Wellness Wednesdays, a 45 minute long yoga class, that is offered either at 11:00-11:45 AM US EDT…

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Free

Online Local Fitchburg, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 6/24/20 6:30-8:30 PM EDT

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

              *If you are interested in this event, please check back to this calendar event for updated information* Have socialize and play online games. This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 6/24/2020, 7/22/2020, 8/26/2020 This is an "Online Local" meaning it is meant for those within commuting distance as it will return to an in-person format when pandemic restrictions are…

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Free

Online Open Support Group for Fathers 6/24/20 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

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

            Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently. WHAT: We will be having good conversation over Zoom. COST: Free HOST: Bruce Sabian GUEST SPEAKER: Bruce Sabian will lead a discussion on summer during quarantine. Register Additional Dates

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Free

Online Open Community Connection Session for Parents of Adults 6/24/20 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

June 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

REGISTRATION FILLED Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This Community Connecction Session is for parents of post-high school adults with Asperger/Autism profiles. 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…

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Free

Virtual Open LifeNet Thursday AM Chair Exercises for Adults 6/25/20 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients.   For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients.  Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a 30 minute low-impact exercise session 11:00-11:30 AM US EDT (via Zoom). Once you register, you…

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Free

Online Local Holyoke, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 6/25/20 6:00-8:00 PM EDT

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

              Socialize, and play games!  This is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 6/25/2020, 7/23/2020, 8/27/2020 **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined…

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Free

Virtual Open AANE Netflix Watch Party: Back to the Future for Adults 6/25/20 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

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

AANE’s Virtual Bad Movie Night has now become an AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. WHAT: On June 25, we will be watching Back to the Future, a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. (Courtesy of Wikipedia) In…

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Free

Online Open Community Connection Session for Parents of Children & Teens 6/25/20 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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$120.00

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tween Boys & Girls 6/29/20-8/3/20 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

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

              Registration is now open for the AANE’s Online Parents of Tween Boys & Girls support group. This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tween boys & girls who have been diagnosed with Aspergers/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 16 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. This group will be run by Laura Perez, M.Sc., Directora…

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Free

Online Community Connection Session for Adults with AANE Staff 6/29/20 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

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

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

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Free

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

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

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

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$10.00

Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50) 6/30/20-8/18/20 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

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

              Sign up for early notification for future rounds "Closed" groups and activities have the same members for a set number of sessions. 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 adults also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations.…

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Free

Online “Open” Book Club for Adults on the Spectrum 6/30/20 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

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

                WHEN: Tuesday June 30, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WHERE: Online HOSTS: Stephanie Birkdale & Katie Devine COST: Free to attend (registration required in order to receive Zoom link) DESCRIPTION: AANE, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, has created a book discussion group for adults with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction) selected by the group. The next book will be…

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July 2020

Free

Online Local Longmeadow, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/01/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

July 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

              Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/1/2020, 8/5/2020, 9/2/2020 "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel…

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Free

Online Local Salem, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/2/20 6:00-8:00 PM EDT

July 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

              Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/2/2020, 8/6/2020, 9/3/2020 "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel…

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Free

Online Local Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/5/20 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

July 5 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Florence, MA – "Open" Support Group for Adults, facilitated by Trish Huff, trish.huff@aane.org, FREE for post-high school adults with Aspergers.  No cost, but attendees are encouraged to pre-register. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This is an “Online Local” meaning it is meant for those within commuting distance as it will return to an in-person format when pandemic restrictions are lifted. Please contact Trish at trish.huff@aane.org for…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: 007 Golden Eye 7/6/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

Online Local Westwood, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/6/20 6:30-8:30 PM EDT

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

              Socialize and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/6/2020, 8/3/2020, 9/14/2020 **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. "Open" groups and programs have an…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults Over 50 7/6/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

            Are you an adult, age 50 or over, with an Asperger’s or related autism spectrum profile?  Meet others who may have been diagnosed later in life and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Meeting: 7 PM – 8:30 PM Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/6/2020, 8/3/2020, 9/14/2020 Advance registration for each FREE meeting is required so that particpants can receive a link to the…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for LI Families of Older Teens & Adults 7/06/20 7:00-9:00 PM EDT

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

FREE support group for families with an older teen or adult with an Asperger/autism profile. This Long Island group meets on the first Monday of the month and is geared toward the needs of families of older teens and adults and to help create more independence. Facilitators: Dr. Linda Intranuovo, Leslie Feinberg & Bernice Polinsky. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men 7/6/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/6/2020, 7/20/2020, 8/3/2020 "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners of Adults 7/07/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

This NYC group meets on the first Tuesday of the month and is for spouses/partners that are in relationships with individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Facilitators: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this FREE meeting so that…

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Free

Online Local Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Post High School Women up to Age 30 7/07/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

          This FREE group is for people who identify as female and is facilitated by Allyson Linehan, (allyson.linehan@aane.org). The group meets in-person and FREE.  First Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, at AANE in Watertown. *Please note that this group is currently meeting online due to ongoing health concerns.* Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/7/2020, 8/4/2020, 9/1/2020 "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Wellness Wednesday for Adults, 7/8/20, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM EDT

July 8 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Wellness Wednesdays, a 45 minute long yoga class, that is offered either at 11:00-11:45 AM US EDT, 2:00-2:45…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connections Session for Parents of Adults 7/08/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This Free Online Community Connection Session is for parents of post-high school adults with Asperger/Autism profiles. 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…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Chair Exercises for Adults, 7/9/20, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a 30 minute low-impact exercise session 11:00-11:30 AM US EDT (via Zoom). How to…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party (The Matrix) for Adults, 7/9/20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AANE’s Virtual Bad Movie Night has now become an AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. WHAT: On July 9, we will be watching The Matrix (original), a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by the Wachowskis. (Courtesy of Wikipedia) In order to participate in this event,…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19) 7/11/20 11:00-12:30 PM EDT

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

This FREE Long Island group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 13-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. This group meets at the time of the Family of Tweens & Teens group meets. Facilitators: Jodi Kaplan & Branden Plank. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/11/20 2:30-4:30 PM EDT

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

This FREE Long Island group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. Facilitator: Branden Plank. This meeting is in the process of being moved to online. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. Pre-registration is required for this meeting so that interested parties will be able to…

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Free

Online “Open” Greater Hudson Valley Support Group for Families of Adults 7/12/20 10:30-12:30 PM EDT

July 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

This FREE support group is for parents, family members and friends of adult individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Learn, socialize and receive support from others who share common experiences. We also host guest speakers. Facilitated by Bonnie Kaplan and Judy Omidvaran. Sunday, once a month, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. This month, Stuart Flaum, ChSNC (Chartered Special Needs Consultant), will be presenting: Pre…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: Fundamentals of Caring 7/13/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

July 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women 7/13/20 4:00-6:00 PM EDT

July 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

          Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. FREE group is for all individuals 18+ (post high school) who identify as female. Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/13/2020, 8/10/2020, 9/14/2020 "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4)…

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Free

Online Local Providence, RI “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/13/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

              This FREE group meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30 - 8PM For information about online meetings contact Toby Liebowitz at toby.leibowitz@aane.org Cost: Free Host: Arthur Mercurio, M.A. (401) 432-1189. New members should contact Chris Brown (401-432-1000) or Toby Liebowitz (tobyaane@gmail.com) before attending their first group meeting. Please note that AANE  does not handle registration for this group. "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location…

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Free

Online Local Providence, RI “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults 7/13/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

This FREE group meets on the second Monday of each month from 6:30- 8PM online.  When it is safe to resume in-person meetings the group will be held in the Conference Room at Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. To join please call (401-490-0574) and leave a message and the facilitator will send the link. Cost: Free Host: Toby Liebowitz.  New…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/13/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Upcoming Events: 7/13/2020, 7/27/2020, 8/10/2020 FREE registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Newcomers are always welcome, but for the best opened support group experience, we recommend that newcomers contact the group facilitator Stephen Nadel at stephen.nadel@aane.org prior to the meeting for a brief group orientation. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 7/13/20, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

July 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This whole quarantine thing has really messed up AANE Pizza & Game Nights everywhere.  We can’t bring you pizza, but we can bring you FREE games and camaraderie. Nick Gallop, AANE P&G maestro and members of the AANE staff will emcee AANE Virtual Game Night on July 13. WHEN:  Monday, July 13, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EDT WHO: This event is open to any post-high-school adult on the spectrum anywhere.  COST:  Free, but advance registration is required and we only have space…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents 7/14/20 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults 7/14/20 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

July 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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

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Free

Padres latinos de niños y adolescentes

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

GRATIS, facilitado por Laura Pérez, se reunirá en línea de 12: 00-1: 30 PM EST para estos martes por la tarde: 14 de julio 4 de agosto 1 de septiembre Registro para el 14 de julio

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Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults 7/14/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

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

              WHEN: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online  (registration is required in order to get the link to join the online meeting) BOOK: “Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots" by Deborah Feldman HOSTS: Stephanie Goodner (book connoisseur) and Michele Cantara, Co-Director of Adult Services AANE COST: Free to attend (registration required) "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum 7/14/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

This FREE NYC group meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to families of individuals on the autism spectrum. Facilitators: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this meeting so that interested parties will be able…

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$160

Online “Closed” Bi-Weekly Support Group for Parents of Adults 7/14/20-10/20/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

This closed support group is designed for parents of post-high school adults with Asperger profiles, regardless of where in the world those parents live. Other adult family members, such as siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, or even close family friends can join this group. (Spouses and partners of adults with Asperger's should consider AANE neurodiverse couples coaching). "Closed" groups and activities have the same members for a set number of sessions. Facilitator: This closed support group will be faciliated by Jane…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Wellness Wednesday for Adults 7/15/20 11:00-11:45 AM EDT

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Wellness Wednesdays, a 45 minute long yoga class, that is offered either at 11:00-11:45 AM US EDT, 2:00-2:45 PM US…

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Online Local NY “Open” Resource & Connection Session for Families of Teens 7/15/20 8:00-9:00 PM EDT

July 15 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AANE’s monthly NY Families of Teens Resource & Connection Session is an opportunity for NY state parents of high school teens with Asperger/autism profiles to connect virtually with other parents and learn from AANE’s experienced NY staff about NY-based resources to help your teen make the most of high school and the transition to adulthood. Share experiences, build new bonds and learn about resources to fortify forging ahead during these difficult times. Each session will be facilitated by Leslie Feinberg,…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Chair Exercises for Adults 7/16/20 11:00-11:30 AM EDT

July 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a 30 minute low-impact exercise session 11:00-11:30 AM US EDT (via Zoom). How to Connect to…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Summer Concert: Queen 7/16/20 4:30-6:00 PM EDT

July 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through a virtual Summer Concert Series (via Zoom) for 1-2 hours each Friday afternoon. Concert start times vary. Once…

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Free

Online Local Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/16/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

              Register *Our meeting site in Danvers has been closed due to concerns about Covid-19.  We are aware that you rely on AANE for support, and we are committed to providing that support through other means even if we can’t host an in-person support group meeting.* Our meeting on July 16 will now be held online rather than in person.   IMPORTANT: You will not be able to drop-in to the online meeting sessions.  You will…

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Free

Virtual Q&A with LifeMAP Workshop: The Dynamics of the Client Coach Relationship 7/16/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

  WHEN: July 16, 2020 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EDT WHERE: Online HOST: AANE Staff WHAT: The client-coach relationship is critical to the success of coaching. Come to this session and learn about the importance of a positive trusting coaching relationship and how our LifeMAP coaches develop it. You will see a coach and client interact and discuss how to develop coaching goals and work towards attaining them. The session will be a question and answer format and will be hosted…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children & Teens 7/16/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  If you’re unsure how to provide structure with kids out of school, need some self-care, or if you’re feeling isolated from other adults and the community drop in to our FREE 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…

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Free

Online Local Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/19/20 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

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

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

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: Comedy Double Feature: Trevor Noah 7/20/20 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

Online Local Framingham, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/20/20 6:30-8:30 PM EDT

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

              Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/20/2020, 8/17/2020, 9/21/2020 **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men 7/20/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/20/2020, 8/3/2020, 8/17/2020 "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/21/20 6:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

This FREE NYC group meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. Facilitators: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this meeting…

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Free

Online Local Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults 7/21/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

                  IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our July meeting will be held online (as a Zoom meeting). Please register to receive the URL to join the FREE meeting. Note: Donation is not required to participate. To avoid the fee, select “Pay At Door” during registration. This group is for adults on (or near) the autism spectrum, who are transgender, nonbinary, genderfluid, and/or who are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. (No autism diagnosis…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Wellness Wednesday for Adults 7/22/20 6:00-6:45 PM EDT

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Wellness Wednesdays, a 45 minute long yoga class, that is offered either at 11:00-11:45 AM US EDT, 2:00-2:45 PM US…

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Free

Online Local Fitchburg, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/22/20 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

              Have socialize and play online games. This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/22/2020, 8/26/2020, 9/23/2020 This is an “Online Local” meaning it is meant for those within commuting distance as it will return to an in-person format when pandemic restrictions are lifted. This is an “Open” meaning that there is no long term commitment. **Please note that…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connections Session for Parents of Adults 7/22/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This Free Online Community Connection Session is for parents of post-high school adults with Asperger/Autism profiles. 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…

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$160

Online “Closed” College 101 Approaching Adulthood Information Series for Transition Age Youth (18-22) 7/22/20-9/9/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

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

Register now for the AANE’s Online "Closed" College 101 Approaching Adulthood Information Series for Transition Age Youth (18-22). Description: Are you getting ready to start or return to college? Have your summer plans been cancelled? This series will meet one evening per week for 8 weeks and help you get ready for college life, academically and socially. Adulting skills will be discussed and some guest speakers from colleges will join us. This small group setting limited to 15 participants allows…

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$10.00

AANE Webinar: Skills for Life – Caring for Your Space for Parents of Transition-Age Adults & Adults 7/23/20 10:00-11:30 AM EDT

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

    Register WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020 TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT WHERE: Online HOSTS: Brooke Howard, MS, OTR/L and Jane Hannafin, MS, OTR/L COST: $10 Reduced price made possible through a grant from the John W. Alden Trust. Financial assistance is available. Contact stephanie.birkdale@aane.org for more information. WHAT: This webinar will provide a framework and practical tools to support young adults with caring for their own space including cooking, cleaning and organizing. We will outline the basic tasks involved in…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Chair Exercises for Adults 7/23/20 11:00-11:30 AM EDT

July 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a 30 minute low-impact exercise session 11:00-11:30 AM US EDT (via Zoom). How to Connect to…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Summer Concert: Mendelssohn Concerto for Violin & Piano 7/23/20 5:00–6:00 PM EDT

July 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through a virtual Summer Concert Series (via Zoom) for 1-2 hours each Friday afternoon. Concert start times vary. Once you register, you…

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Free

Online Local Holyoke, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 7/23/20 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

              Register Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 7/23/2020, 8/27/2020, 9/24/2020 **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is not met by the deadline. "Local" groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. "Open" groups and programs have…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party (Scott Pilgrim vs The World) for Adults 7/23/20 6:00-9:00 PM EDT

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AANE’s Virtual Bad Movie Night has now become an AANE Netflix Watch Party where we can all come together (in an appropriately socially distant manner), celebrate both good movies and bad movies, socialize, and have fun. WHO: This watch party is for any adult with an Asperger/autism profile. WHAT: On July 23, we will be watching Scott Pilgrim vs The World, a 2010 action comedy romance film co-written, produced and directed by Edgar Wright, based on the graphic novel series Scott Pilgrim by Bryan Lee O'Malley (Courtesy of Wikipedia) In order…

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Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101: A Workshop for Parents of of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens 7/23/20 7:00-9:00 PM EDT

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

              WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020 TIME: 7 PM – 9 PM WHERE: Online HOST: Amanda Bailey COST: Free WHAT: Start your journey with your wonderful, engaging, sometimes quirky child! This two hour workshop will go over what you can expect raising a child or teen on the autism spectrum. We will cover core strengths and challenges, some ways to cope at home, advocating at school, transition planning, and more. "Open" groups and programs have an…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Movie Monday: Vote for What You Watch 7/27/20 3:00–5:00 PM EDT

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

Online Local Watertown, MA “Open” Stress Management Event for Women 7/27/20 6:00-7:30 PM EDT

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

              Register TITLE: Embodied Experience Approach to Stress Management: A 90 Minute Online Workshop for Women WHEN: Monday, July 27, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT WHERE: Online HOST: AANE Staff and Justine Ferguson COST: Free WHAT: This 90-minute workshop will be using movement, breath, meditation, and mindfulness to identify stressors in life and use them as a springboard for insight and action. The goal of this workshop is to recognize how one…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults 7/27/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

              Come join other adults with AS or related conditions in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Upcoming Events: 7/27/2020, 8/10/2020, 8/24/2020 FREE registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Newcomers are always welcome, but for the best opened support group experience, we recommend that newcomers contact the group facilitator Stephen Nadel at stephen.nadel@aane.org prior to the meeting for a brief group orientation. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number…

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Free

Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults 7/27/20 6:30-8:30 PM EDT

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

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. Nick Gallop, AANE P&G maestro and members of the AANE staff will emcee AANE Virtual Game Night on July 13. WHEN:  Monday, July 27, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EDT WHO: This event is open to any post-high-school adult on the spectrum anywhere.  COST:  Free, but advance registration is required and we only have space for…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults with Asperger/Autism Profile 7/27/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Grandparents 7/28/20 10:00–11:30 AM EDT

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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

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Free

Online Local Boston, MA “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults on the Spectrum 7/28/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

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

              WHEN: Tuesday July 28, 2020 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM WHERE: Online BOOK: Choose your own! HOSTS: Stephanie Birkdale & Katie Devine COST: Free DESCRIPTION: AANE, in partnership with the Boston Public Library, has created a book discussion group for adults with an Asperger/autism or related profile. The group meets every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction) selected by the group. The next book will be decided at the July 28…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women 7/28/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

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

Description: This FREE NYC group meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is for women( ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. Facilitators: Dena Gassner, MSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to the ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this meeting…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Wellness Wednesday for Adults 7/29/20 11:00-11:45 AM EDT

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Wellness Wednesdays, a 45 minute long yoga class, that is offered either at 11:00-11:45 AM US EDT, 2:00-2:45 PM US…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Chair Exercises for Adults 7/30/20 11:00–11:30 AM EDT

July 30 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through Thursday AM Chair Exercises, a 30 minute low-impact exercise session 11:00-11:30 AM US EDT (via Zoom). How to Connect to…

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Free

Online “Open” LifeNet Summer Concert: NPR Tiny Desk Concert: Hadestown 7/30/20 5:00–6:00 PM EDT

July 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The AANE’s “LifeNet” Independent Living Support Program offers a variety of social activities to its clients. For a limited time, we are making some of the online LifeNet Social Activities available to a limited number of non-LifeNet clients. Now other adults on the spectrum (regardless of where they live) can experience the companionship and camaraderie that LifeNet offers to its clients through a virtual Summer Concert Series (via Zoom) for 1-2 hours each Friday afternoon. Concert start times vary. Once you register, you…

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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Parents of Children & Teens 7/30/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

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

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  If you’re unsure how to provide structure with kids out of school, need some self-care, or if you’re feeling isolated from other adults and the community drop into 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 maintain…

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August 2020

Free

Online Local Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults 8/01/20 1:30-4:00 PM EDT

August 1 @ 1:30 am - 4:00 pm

This Online Local Portland Maine "Open" Support Group, facilitated by Robert Lagos (207) 846-3063 robert.lagos@aane.org, Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776 wilma.wake@aane.org, or Nathan Scoville (207) 604-0436 nathan.scoville@aane.org, for post-high school adults with Aspergers and related profiles. First-time group members should contact one of the facilitators in advance,  and should plan to attend a new member orientation meeting at 12:15 PM. The meeting is FREE. First Saturday of each month from 1-4 PM, The Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland, ME "Open" groups and programs…

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Free

Online Local Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/02/20, 3:00-5:00 PM EDT

August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults 8/3/20 6:30–8:30 PM EDT

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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. Nick Gallop, AANE P&G maestro and members of the AANE staff will emcee AANE Virtual Game Night on August 3. WHEN:  Monday, August 3, 6:30 – 8:30 PM EDT WHO: This event is open to any post-high-school adult on the spectrum anywhere.  COST:  FREE, but advance registration is required and we only have space for…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Older Teens & Adults 8/3/20 7:00-9:00 PM EDT

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FREE support group for families with a post-high school teen or adult with an Asperger/autism profile. This group (formerly Huntington, NY) meets on the first Monday of the month and is geared toward the needs of families of older teens and adults and to help create more independence. Facilitators: Dr. Linda Intranuovo, Leslie Feinberg & Bernice Polinsky. “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults Over 50 8/3/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

            Are you an adult, age 50 or over, with an Asperger’s or related autism spectrum profile?  Meet others who may have been diagnosed later in life and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness in an atmosphere of support and understanding. Meeting: 7 PM – 8:30 PM Upcoming Meeting Dates: 8/3/2020, 9/14/2020, 10/5/20 Advance registration for each FREE meeting is required so that participants can receive a link to the…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men 8/03/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

August 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

            Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 8/3/2020, 8/17/2020, 8/31/2020 “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of registrants (4) is…

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Free

Padres latinos de niños y adolescentes

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

GRATIS, facilitado por Laura Pérez, se reunirá en línea de 12: 00-1: 30 PM EST para estos martes por la tarde: 4 de agosto 1 de septiembre 6 de octuber 3 de noviembre 1 de diciembre Registro para el 4 de agosto

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners 8/04/20 6:30-8:00 PM EDT

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This group meets on the first Tuesday of the month and is for spouses/partners that are in relationships with individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Facilitators: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW. “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. This meeting has been changed to an online format due to ongoing health concerns. Pre-registration is required for this FREE meeting so that interested parties…

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Free

Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour 8/4/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                WHEN: Tuesday, August 4, 2020 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT WHERE: Online FOR: LifeMAP coaches, Asper-coaches, Members of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaches Association WHAT: These meetings have been established to create a group discussion where coaches can share ideas and strategies on how to assist clients in various situations in coaching sessions.  We catch up on any new training ideas and/or workshops that address issues that are common topics of…

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Free

Online Local Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women (18-30) 8/4/20 7:00-8:30 PM EDT

August 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

          This FREE group is for people who identify as female and is facilitated by Allyson Linehan, (allyson.linehan@aane.org). The group meets in-person and FREE.  First Tuesday of every month, from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM, at AANE in Watertown. *Please note that this group is currently meeting online due to ongoing health concerns.* Upcoming Meeting Dates: 8/4/2020, 9/1/2020, 10/6/2020 “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going…

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Free

CANCELLED – Online Local Longmeadow, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 8/05/20 6:00-7:00 PM EDT

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

              Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 8/5/2020, 9/2/2020, 10/7/2020 “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. “Local” groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connections Session for Parents of Adults 8/05/20 7:00-8:00 PM EDT

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This Free Online Community Connection Session is for parents of post-high school adults with Asperger/Autism profiles. 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…

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Online Local Salem, MA “Open” Game Night for Adults 8/06/20 6:00-8:00 PM EDT

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

              Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! Upcoming Meeting Dates: 8/6/2020, 9/3/2020, 10/01/2020 “Local” groups and activities are intended for those living in the geographic location indicated. “Open” groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. **Please note that AANE reserves the right to cancel…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (13-19) 8/08/20 11:00 AM -12:30 PM EDT

August 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

This FREE group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 13-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. Facilitators: Jodi Kaplan & Branden Plank. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. REGISTER

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults 8/08/20 2:30-4:30 PM EDT

August 8 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This FREE Online "Open" Group meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for adults (ages 19+) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are. Facilitator: Branden Plank. "Open" groups and programs have an undefined number of group members with new people coming and going on a regular basis. REGISTER

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