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August 2022

Online “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 12/12/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This is the first of our Open Support Groups for people of color (18+) with an Asperger/Autism profile. These spaces are peer led and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how their multiple identities show up and address their specific needs, by sharing experiences and offering support to one another. We are running these meetings through the Winter and then will determine next steps for future programming based on interest and feedback. WHEN: Monday, December 12, 2022 TIME: 12:00 PM…

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Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/13/22 – 11/1/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This closed group is designed for parents and family members of transition-age youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with autism. This group is limited to 12 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 TIME: 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available…

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September 2022

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 9/1/22 – 10/20/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

September 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (18-35) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (18-35) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13,…

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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/1/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

September 1 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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: el 1 de septiembre HORA: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom. DESCARGO…

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$120

CANCELLED – Online “Closed” Career Readiness Group for Teens (16-19), 9/1/22 – 10/20/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

September 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you getting ready for the next step in your future, and looking for a supportive environment to gain confidence for the road ahead? AANE is offering a 6-week virtual group for teens aged 16-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis and are preparing for the next step in their career. Whether you are starting college, applying for a job, or simply interested in exploring your options after high school, this group will provide…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 9/1/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 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, September 1, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nicki 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…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/1/22 – 12/15/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This closed group is designed for parents and family members of transition-age youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with autism. This group is limited to 12 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​9/1, 9/15, 9/29, 10/6, 10/20, 11/10, 12/1, 12/15 TIME: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 12 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 9/1/22, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

September 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the first Thursday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum who 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. No autism diagnosis or certainty about gender identity is required to attend. This is a safe…

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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/3/22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

September 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, September 3, 2022 TIME:  1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE:  Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Robert Lagos (207) 846-3063,  robert.lagos@aane.org, Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776,  wilma.wake@aane.org COST:  Free CAPACITY: 20 participants REGISTRATION:  Email or call Wilma Wake (207) 985-8776,  wilma.wake@aane.org, to register so that she can send you the…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/4/22, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

September 4 @ 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, September 4, 2022 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 LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 9/6/22, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 9/6/22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This community connections discussion session is for adults on the spectrum. Participate in this free online discussion to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Online sessions are hosted on the Zoom platform and are facilitated by AANE’s Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Asperger’s and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Google Meet COST: Free Thanks to the generosity of…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 9/6/22 – 10/25/22, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: A closed support group has the same group members (up to 12) for a set number of sessions (8). Closed support groups are ideal for adults who are looking for deeper connections and more extensive peer support from group members. For the best support group experience, closed group members should plan on attending all 8 meetings in the series. This group offers a safe environment where adults on the spectrum can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 9/6/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to family members of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. This includes grandparents, extended family, and siblings who have taken over the parental role or provide support to the individual on the spectrum. The aim of the group is to provide feedback, strategies, support, and perspective on a variety of common issues. WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (21-35), 9/6/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 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 21-35 and live anywhere. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month. WHEN: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Allyson Linehan COST: Free CAPACITY: 40 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Boys, 9/6/22 – 12/20/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION:  This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of high school boys who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 12 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 9/6, 9/20, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/20 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tweens (grades 4-9), 9/6/22 – 12/13/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tweens who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s/Autism or other similar profiles. The “closed” support group provides a guaranteed spot over a set number of sessions, which creates an opportunity to develop deeper connections and receive extensive peer support from the same group members. WHEN: 9/6, 9/20, 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $160 per participant…

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$160

Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (14-16) (afternoon), 9/7/22 – 10/26/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 8-week virtual group for teens aged 14-16 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members. WHEN: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 9/7/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games!  This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Wednesday, September 7, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Linda Manning COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours…

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$160

CANCELLED – Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (14-16) (evening), 9/7/22 – 10/26/22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 8-week virtual group for teens aged 14-16 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members. WHEN: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Interest Group for Adults, 9/7/22 – 12/14/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This interest group is intended for post-high school adults who fulfill the player pre-requisites outlined below: Participants need to have played Dungeons and Dragons before either at AANE or elsewhere. They must also be familiar with character creation, general rules of DnD Edition 5, cooperation within a team, and following campaign rules and storyline. Each participant is expected to attend all 8 meetings in order to help his/her team advance as far as possible in the campaign. This interest series…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of New York State Adults (23+), 9/7/22 – 4/12/23, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for parents who: - want to go beyond sharing their story with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. - are looking to establish a stronger connection with and get more extensive peer support from the same group members - want to take a deeper dive into topics pertinent to the role of parenting an adult child - want an opportunity to connect with parents located in NYS to decrease isolation -…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 9/8/22, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

September 8 @ 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, September 8, 2022 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 9/8/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, September 8, 2022 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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Free

Online “Open” Social Group for Queer Adults (18-30), 9/8/22, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This is an hour-long social group for queer folks on the spectrum ages 18-30. This is a safe space to socialize, share stories with, or gather support if needed from folks of similar experiences. This group hopes to provide community, comfort, and fun. The group is facilitated by a trans person on the spectrum. No autism (or related) diagnoses are required, nor is certainty about your queer identity. This is a safe space to explore all those things. WHEN: Thursday,…

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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/8/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPCION: El grupo está dirigido a padres de niños, adolescentes, jóvenes y adultos con autismo. Se reunen el primer jueves de cada mes a las 12 ETS y a las 6:30 pm el resto de jueves. Se encuentran para acompañarse, aprender, expresarse y compartir de manera amena y cálida. CUANDO: el 8 de septiembre HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom. DESCARGO DE…

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Free

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

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

DESCRIPTION: Parenting in the time of COVID-19 is especially difficult due to restrictions on normal activity and interaction.  This event is to help parents with a child with autism. 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…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults over 50, 9/9/22, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Come join other adults age 50+ with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. The group meets on the second Friday of every month. WHEN: Friday, September 9, 2022 TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Wilma Wake COST: Free CAPACITY: 20 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 9/10/22, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

September 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 15-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. All AANE-facilitated support groups provide information, connection, and community where participants can share similar issues and concerns and celebrate successes. Groups are designed for teens on the spectrum.  Parents and other family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Saturday, September 10, 2022 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/10/22, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

September 10 @ 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, September 10, 2022 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Branden Plank COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 9/12/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This is the first of our Open Support Groups for people of color (18+) with an Asperger/Autism profile. These spaces are peer led and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how their multiple identities show up and address their specific needs, by sharing experiences and offering support to one another. We are running these meetings through the Winter and then will determine next steps for future programming based on interest and feedback. WHEN: Monday, September 12, 2022 TIME: 12:00 PM…

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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 9/12/22 – 11/21/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (35-50) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (35-50) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 9/12, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 9/12/22 – 11/7/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (18-35) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (18-35) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (17-19), 9/12/22 – 11/7/22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

September 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 8-week virtual group for teens aged 17-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members. WHEN: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 9/12/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Socialize, and play games! This is a great FREE opportunity to catch up with old friends and to welcome many new AANE members! WHEN: Monday, September 12, 2022 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” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 9/12/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 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 Fibbage.…

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Free

Online “Open” Discussion/Support Group for Adults over 50, 9/12/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you an adult, over age 50, who identifies as an individual with an Asperger or related autism spectrum profile?  This group is a place for those over 50, to discuss a previously agreed to topic and share the unique concerns and issues that come with later awareness, in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, September 12, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (social hour), 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET (meeting) WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Anastasia O’Melveny and Victor Skowronski Newcomers: Prior…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Gay Men, 9/12/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 12 @ 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, September 12, 2022 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Guy Ronen COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered you will receive a confirmation email. The facilitator will send the Zoom link for the group on the day of the event.  Registrants who do not receive…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/13/22 – 11/1/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 13 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This closed group is designed for parents and family members of transition-age youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with autism. This group is limited to 15 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1 TIME: 12:30 PM- 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Men (18-30), 9/13/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group offers a safe environment where young men can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and celebrate successes. WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 TIME: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Ryan Walsh 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 prior…

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$140

Online “Closed” Social Group for Teen Gamers (14-19), 9/13/22 – 10/25/22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This 8-week virtual group is for teens aged 14-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum, and who are interested in connecting over a shared love for games. You will have opportunities to play various games and even go on a quest together, as well as break into smaller groups to discuss favorite video games, RPGs, and tabletop games, and make new gaming friends. As with all AANE teen groups, the direction we take in this group will…

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$140

Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Teens (14-19), 9/6/22 – 10/25/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: AANE is offering an 8-week virtual group for trans, non-binary, and gender expansive teens aged 14-19 who identify as being on the Autism Spectrum or related diagnosis. This group is designed to provide teens with a safe space to feel connected to and engage with each other while practicing their social skills in a facilitated setting. The group will be developed based on the interests and needs of the members. WHEN: first meeting 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/13/22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: 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: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 TIME: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Nicki Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 25 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults, 9/13/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: The group meets online every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction). Post-high school adults on the spectrum are welcome to attend the meetings, whether or not they have finished the book selected for the meeting. Books for the currently planned meetings are: September 13: To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld #1) by Philip José Farmer October 11: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath November 8: The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 9/13/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second Tuesday of the month and is for the neurotypical individual married to or in partnership with someone with an Asperger's profile. WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Leslie Sickels, LCSW & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 60 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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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Young Children (<12), 9/13/22 - 1/3/23, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM ET

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of young children (<12) who have been diagnosed with Asperger's/autism or similar profiles. This group is limited to 16 participants or caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: 9/13, 10/11, 10/25, 11/8, 11/22, 12/6, 12/27, 1/3 TIME:  7:00 PM- 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Amanda Bailey COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 16 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  For programs and events that require a fee, financial…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/14/22, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Florence/Northampton, MA) is for female-identified adults (age 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum neurodiverse profile.  Connect with others in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 TIME: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Kim Davies COST: Free CAPACITY: 11 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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$70

FILLED – Online “Closed” Creative Writers’ Group for Adults, 9/14/22 – 11/2/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: In this online creative writer’s group, participants will have an opportunity to flex their creative muscles, connect with fellow writers, and receive feedback on their work. We welcome writers of all creative genres—from short stories to poetry, screenplays, fan fiction, and more. In the first session, participants will get to know each other through discussion of their writing and related interests. At subsequent meetings, participants will give each other feedback on work they have shared prior to each session. The…

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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Transition Age Youth (18-22), 9/14/22 – 12/14/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This closed group is designed for parents and family members of transition-age youth (18-22) who have been diagnosed with autism. This group is limited to 15 participants for caregivers to connect with one another and share information. WHEN: ​​​​9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14; TIME: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Stephanie Loo COST: $160 per participant GROUP CAPACITY: 15 participants FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available…

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$160

Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of High School Girls, 9/15/22 – 11/3/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of high school girls who have been diagnosed with Asperger's/Autism or other similar profiles. This small group setting limited to 15 participants allows parents to connect with each other and delivers a wealth of information. WHEN: 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 15 members FACILITATOR: Nancy Parker COST: $160 per participant FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: For programs and events that require…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (35-50), 9/15/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group is for autistic women (no formal diagnosis required) between the ages of 35-50 from any location to join together in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Thursday, September 15, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Jenna O’Donnell COST: Free thanks to a generous grant from Felicity House 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…

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Free

Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/15/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 15 @ 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, September 15, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS:  Nicki Gallop and Bob Waters COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation…

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Gratis

CANCELADO – Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/15/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPCION: El grupo está dirigido a padres de niños, adolescentes, jóvenes y adultos con autismo. Se reunen el primer jueves de cada mes a las 12 ETS y a las 6:30 pm el resto de jueves. Se encuentran para acompañarse, aprender, expresarse y compartir de manera amena y cálida. CUANDO: el 15 de septiembre HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis Este evento ha sido cancelado. SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Adults, 9/18/22, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

September 18 @ 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. GUEST SPEAKER: Rachel Vail is an accomplished author of books for teenagers & young adults. She is also the sister of an adult male on the spectrum. Her parents used to attend our group. Rachel's most recent book is "Bad Best Friend". She…

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Free

Online “Open” Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group for the AANE Community, 9/18/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/18/22, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

September 18 @ 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, September 18, 2022 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

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women (50+), 9/19/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join us monthly for an open support group that offers women, age 50+, with autism, an opportunity to come together to explore issues such as: -Receiving a diagnosis later in life -Masking and Camouflaging -Finding Support; Building and Maintaining Relationships -Challenges Post Menopause; Decline of Executive Functioning -Mid-Life Identity -Managing Stress and Coping Strategies -Self-Care WHEN: Monday, September 19, 2022 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Jenna O'Donnell COST: Free thanks to a generous…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 9/19/22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This is the first of our Open Support Groups for people of color (18+) with an Asperger/Autism profile. These spaces are peer led and provide an opportunity for participants to explore how their multiple identities show up and address their specific needs, by sharing experiences and offering support to one another. We are running these meetings through the Winter and then will determine next steps for future programming based on interest and feedback. WHEN: Monday, September 19, 2022 TIME: 6:00…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/19/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, September 19, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Stephen Nadel COST: Free CAPACITY: 18 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24…

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Free

Online LOCAL Framingham, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 9/19/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 19 @ 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, September 19, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nicki 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…

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$60

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Mid-Life Women (40-60): Stability and Transition, 9/20/22 – 2/21/23, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

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

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/20/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the third Tuesday of the month and is for post-high school adults (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dr. Kate Cody & Pat Schissel, LMSW COST: Free CAPACITY: 25 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 9/20/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 20 @ 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. No autism diagnosis or certainty about gender…

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$25

Online “Open” End of Summer Recipes to Share – A Cooking Workshop for Adults, 9/21/22, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Enjoy the end of summer by learning to prepare a menu of easy to follow recipes, appropriate to bring to a picnic or backyard BBQ, or just savor at home. Popular facilitator Kate Libby will demonstrate how to make a (non alcoholic) beverage, small bite appetizer, entrée, and dessert. No special equipment is required to participate, Kate will demonstrate and walk you through her recipes step-by step.   Questions and discussion are welcome, After the workshop, Kate will share all…

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$25

AANE Webinar: Transition Planning for Autistic Youth – from Public Schools to Postsecondary Education, Employment, and Adult Life, 9/21/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

Register now and watch this webinar live or later on-demand.  See below for details. DESCRIPTION: When an autistic individual is “school-aged,” it is natural to focus on helping that student to access and be successful with school. However, the purpose of public education is to prepare students for further education, employment, and independent living. In fact, students who participate in special education in the United States are legally entitled to transition planning and services provided by their school district. Join…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 9/21/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 21 @ 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, September 21, 2022 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” LifeMAP Informational Session, 9/21/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This info session will provide an overview of the LifeMAP coaching program, coaching process, and next steps to apply. The session will also provide individuals with the opportunity to speak with LifeMAP staff and ask any questions. WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (18-35), 9/21/22 – 11/9/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (18-35) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (18-35) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support groups for women also give women an opportunity to voice their concerns and frustrations. It also lets them acknowledge hard-won and unexpected victories. Common topics of discussion are: Masking/camouflaging Sensory sensitivities/overloads Relationships Self-care Empathy WHEN: 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2,…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Adults, 9/22/22, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

September 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: A presentation and discussion for autistic adults to come and explore their understanding of autism through a neurological lens. We will discuss common misconceptions, the autistic identity, and common autistic traits, strengths, and challenges. This presentation is given by an autistic adult and a neurodivergent ally. You might enjoy this presentation and discussion if you are newly diagnosed (medically or self), or if you have only explored autism through a deficit lens in the past. WHEN: Thursday, September 22,…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 9/22/22, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

September 22 @ 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, September 22, 2022 TIME: 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school adults on the spectrum who are able…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 9/22/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in contemplating deep questions about life, nature, and the universe? Come join us for AANE Meetup Event! We explore the answers given by modern and ancient science, philosophy and consciousness. More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, September 22, 2022 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION AVAILABLE HERE AUDIENCE: AANE Adult Support Groups, Social Groups, and events are intended for post-high school…

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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Men (18-30), 9/22/22 – 11/10/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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: 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, 10/13,…

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Free

Online “Open” HBO Max Watch Party for Adults, 9/22/22, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on HBO Max. In order to participate in this event, you will need: an HBO Max account 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. At 5 PM ET on September 22, Nicki Gallop will send the Teleparty URL to the email…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 9/22/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

September 22 @ 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, September 22, 2022 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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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/22/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPCION: El grupo está dirigido a padres de niños, adolescentes, jóvenes y adultos con autismo. Se reunen el primer jueves de cada mes a las 12 ETS y a las 6:30 pm el resto de jueves. Se encuentran para acompañarse, aprender, expresarse y compartir de manera amena y cálida. CUANDO: el 22 de septiembre HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom. DESCARGO DE…

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$10

Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and AAPCA Members: Working with Reluctant Clients, 9/23/22, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This presentation really addresses those instances when we are dealing with clients who are resistant or hesitant or reluctant to change their behaviors. Specifically this presentation is a comprehensive introduction of a communication strategy called Motivational Interviewing. We will first present an overview, followed by a discussion of how motivational interviewing is a tool we can use during those times when our clients are just finding change to be difficult or you as a coach feel stuck in how…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women (50+), 9/26/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join us monthly for an open support group that offers women, age 50+, with Asperger/autism or similar neuro-diverse profiles, an opportunity to come together to explore issues such as: -Receiving a diagnosis later in life -Masking and Camouflaging -Finding Support; Building and Maintaining Relationships -Challenges Post Menopause; Decline of Executive Functioning -Mid-Life Identity -Managing Stress and Coping Strategies -Self-Care WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Trish Huff COST: Free CAPACITY: 20 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 9/26/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Join us for camaraderie and fun! 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. Fill in the blank with your own creative, convincing answer. Everyone tests their skill…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 9/26/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2022 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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$160

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Parents of Tweens (grades 4-9), 9/27/22 – 11/22/22, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET

September 27 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group is designed for parents and other adult family members of tweens who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s/Autism or other similar profiles. The “closed” support group provides a guaranteed spot over a set number of sessions, which creates an opportunity to develop deeper connections and receive extensive peer support from the same group members. WHEN: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/22 TIME: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Debbie Curtiss COST: $160 per participant…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/27/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month and is for women (ages 19+) who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile or who suspect that they are on the autism spectrum. WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Dena Gassner, MSW  & Pat Schissel, LMSW  COST: Free CAPACITY: 40 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Men (18-30), 9/27/22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group offers a safe environment where young men can talk with like-minded people, share issues and concerns, and celebrate successes. WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 2022 TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Ryan Walsh 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 prior…

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Free

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women, 9/28/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group is for those who identify as female and live within commuting distance of Watertown, MA. The group meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Discussions will focus on what it means to be an independent adult, sexuality, safety, mother/daughter relationships, managing anxiety and sensory issues associated with autism, employment challenges and successes, being a woman on the autism spectrum, friendships and relationships. WHEN: Wednesday, September 28, 2022 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom…

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Free

Online LOCAL CT & NY Metro LifeNet Info Session, 9/28/22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: LifeNet, the Asperger/Autism Network's team-based support program, helps autistic adults navigate independent living. LifeNet is a private-pay program founded by AANE in Massachusetts in 2019 and is now available in Connecticut and the New York metro area. Come meet LifeNet CT and NY leadership and staff and learn how the LifeNet team optimizes independence for autistic adults in their day-to-day lives. The LifeNet program expanded from Massachusetts to Connecticut in 2021 and to the New York metro in 2022. LifeNet…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 9/28/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

September 28 @ 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, September 28, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: David Duval COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults (formerly Providence RI), 9/28/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

September 28 @ 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, September 28, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 9/28/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

September 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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Free

Community Chat with AANE Executive Director, 9/29/22, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

September 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Meet AANE’s executive director Brenda Dater, for a live, online community chat. Whether you are an autistic adult, a family member, or a professional serving the autism community, Brenda is looking forward to listening to all of the voices in our community and learning about what is most important to you. WHEN: Thursday, September 29, 2022 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Brenda Dater, AANE Executive Director COST: Free CAPACITY: 40 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After…

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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 9/29/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPCION: El grupo está dirigido a padres de niños, adolescentes, jóvenes y adultos con autismo. Se reunen el primer jueves de cada mes a las 12 ETS y a las 6:30 pm el resto de jueves. Se encuentran para acompañarse, aprender, expresarse y compartir de manera amena y cálida. CUANDO: el 29 de septiembre HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Zoom COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom. DESCARGO DE…

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Free

Online “Open” Asperger/Autism 102: What’s Next? – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 9/29/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Families are often unsure what to do upon learning their child or teen has an Asperger/autism diagnosis. Whether handed a report with dozens of recommendations or leaving a clinician’s office with none, this workshop will give you tools and ideas for a path forward. Topics include crafting a vision for your child and your family to help with decision making, figuring out the “right” services, getting started with educational advocacy, public supports, respite, and more. This presentation builds on information…

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