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July 2022

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Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 7/7/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

July 7 @ 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 7 de julio 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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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 7/7/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 7 @ 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, July 7, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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Free

Online LOCAL, MA “Open” Simpatico Peer Mentoring Pilot Program Listening Session for Adults, 7/7/22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Program managers of the AANE’s new mentoring initiative called “Simpatico” (currently being developed) are seeking valuable feedback from autistic adults in Massachusetts as we continue to evolve this program which will match autistic mentees to autistic mentors. Program leaders will be hosting a virtual listening session on Thursday, July 7th from 6:30pm-7:30pm/ET at which time we hope to learn more about the autistic adult perspective on how this new program can address the wants and needs within the autistic community.…

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Free

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

July 7 @ 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…

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Free

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

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This group always meets on the first Thursday of the month and is for post-high school adults on (or near) the autism spectrum and are interested in discussing and exploring their gender in a supportive setting.  Most people who attend identify as transgender, nonbinary, and/or genderfluid, and some are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. Join us to share stories and perspectives, and to get support. This group is led by a peer moderator who identifies as autistic and transgender. NOTES:  No…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults over 50, 7/8/22, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

July 8 @ 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, July 8, 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…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Teens (15-19), 7/9/22, 11:00 AM -12:30 PM ET

July 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Plainview, NY) meets on the second Saturday of the month and is for individuals (ages 15-19) who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect they are. All AANE facilitated support groups provide information, connection, and community where participants can share similar issues and concerns and celebrate successes. Groups are designed for teens on the spectrum.  Parents and other family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Saturday, July 9, 2022 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/9/22, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM ET

July 9 @ 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, July 9, 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” Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group for the AANE Community, 7/10/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

July 10 @ 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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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 7/11/22 – 8/29/22, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM ET

July 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 7/11/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 11 @ 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, July 11, 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, 7/11/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 11 @ 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, 7/11/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 11 @ 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, July 11, 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, 7/11/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 11 @ 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, July 11, 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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Free

Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 7/12/22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

July 12 @ 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, July 12, 2022 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom COST: Free Thanks to the generosity of The Village…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Men (18-30), 7/12/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

July 12 @ 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, July 12, 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…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Self Regulation and Care Workshop for Teens (14-19), 7/12/22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

July 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Do you find yourself losing time to care for yourself throughout the day? Does this make you feel dysregulated, or out of whack? Come learn easliy to implement strategies that can help you find more control in your day and learn how to carve out time for the most important person in your life- you! WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2022 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Allison Evans COST: FREE CAPACITY: 20 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Social Group for Teen Gamers (14-19), 7/12/22 – 8/16/22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

July 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This 6-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 this group will be…

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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Trans, Non-Binary, and Gender Expansive Teens (14-19), 7/12/22 – 8/16/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

July 12 @ 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: 7/12, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16 TIME: 5:00 PM –…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/12/22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

July 12 @ 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, July 12, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” AANE Book Club for Adults (18+), 7/12/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

July 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: The group meets online every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction). Post-high school adults on the spectrum are welcome to attend the meetings, whether or not they have finished the book selected for the meeting. Books for the currently planned meetings are: July 12: Trailer Park Trickster by David R. Slayton August 9: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin September 13: To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld #1) by Philip José Farmer WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 2022…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Spouses/Partners, 7/12/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 12 @ 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 spouses/partners that are in relationships with individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. WHEN: Tuesday, July 12, 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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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (40-60), 7/13/22 – 11/2/22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (40-60) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (40-60) 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: 7/13, 7/27, 8/10, 9/7, 9/21, 10/5, 10/19,…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 7/13/22, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

July 13 @ 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, July 13, 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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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (17-19), 7/13/22 – 8/17/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 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: 7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/3, 8/10, 8/17 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom…

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$25

AANE College Panel: College Consultants and Directors of Student Services Explain What Autistic Individuals Need to Know About College, 7/13/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

Description: A panel of three college professionals -- consultants who specialize in advising and placing autistic individuals in college and university programs throughout the US, along with directors of student support and accessibility services -- will address questions such as: How to tell if your dream school is the right fit for you?  What can you do to advocate for your needs? What to consider if you are transferring to a new school or returning to school after a leave?…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 7/14/22, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 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, July 14, 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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$120

FILLED – Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teens (14-16), 7/14/22 – 8/18/21, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

July 14 @ 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: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom…

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Free

Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 7/14/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

July 14 @ 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, July 14, 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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$10

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (35-50), 7/14/22 – 9/8/22, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (35-50) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (35-50) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. AANE “closed” support 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: 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8…

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Free

Online “Open” Netflix Watch Party for Adults, 7/14/22, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  Join us on Teleparty to watch a movie together on Netflix. In order to participate in this event, you will need: a Netflix account ** to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser to download and install the Teleparty extension. You can only watch movies with Teleparty on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Teleparty to interact. ** If you don’t have a Netflix account, you can sign up for a free 30-day Netflix trial account.  Just…

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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 7/14/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 14 de julio 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…

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Free

Online LOCAL, MA “Open” Simpatico Peer Mentoring Pilot Program Listening Session for Parents of Adults and Professionals, 7/14/22, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Managers of AANE's Simpatico Pilot Peer Mentoring Program will be holding a second listening session for parents, caregivers, and professionals who have a connection to an autistic young adult. The purpose of the event is to learn more from your experience of having your child or client either involved in a peer mentoring program or hear your suggestions that will ensure Simpatico honors the strengths and vision of autistic individuals from your perspective. WHEN:  Thursday, July 14, 2022 TIME: …

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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), 7/14/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

July 14 @ 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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$80

Online “Closed” Support Group for Autistic Parents, 7/14/22 – 9/1/22, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM ET

July 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This is the first Closed Support Group for autistic adults who are parents. As an autistic individual, parenting brings with it a multitude of unique experiences and challenges. That’s why we’re here! Together we can share lived experiences and offer support to one another so we can grow and succeed in parenthood. All are welcome, whether your child is arriving soon, a toddler, in high school, or an adult themselves. This initial Closed group will run for 8 weeks…

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Free

Online LOCAL Florence, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/17/22, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

July 17 @ 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, July 17, 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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$120

Online “Closed” Career Readiness Group for Teens (16-19), 7/11/22 – 8/15/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

July 18 @ 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 “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 7/18/22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

July 18 @ 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, July 18, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/18/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 18 @ 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, July 18, 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, 7/18/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 18 @ 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, July 18, 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” School Tips and Tricks Workshop for Teens (14-19), 7/19/22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

July 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Does doing well in school seem overwhelming or impossible? Come learn some quick tips and tricks to make studying less stressful, how to easily organize your time, and how to approach a lengthy assignment. WHEN: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Allison Evans 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…

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FILLED – Community Chat with AANE Executive Director, 7/19/22, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

July 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Meet AANE’s new 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: Tuesday, July 19, 2022 TIME: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR: Brenda Dater, AANE Executive Director COST: Free CAPACITY: 35 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/19/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 19 @ 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, July 19, 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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Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 7/19/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

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$120

Online “Closed” Social/Support Group for Teen Artists and Makers (14-19), 7/13/22 – 8/17/22, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM ET

July 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Do you like to make things? Do you enjoy connecting with other people around what you make? The focus of this group will be to connect with one another through our different and shared passions for making things! Whether you’re into DIY electronics, robotics, woodworking, arts & crafts, fiber arts, collaging, or another hands-on-hobby, everyone is likely to bring something different to this group. We will create a digital maker space where we share and work on our projects…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Parents of Adults, 7/20/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 20 @ 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, July 20, 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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$25

AANE College Panel: Autistic College Graduates Share Their Journey and Secrets for Success, 7/20/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

  Description: A panel of three autistic adults who graduated from a four-year college or university within the past four years share their experiences. By responding to interview and audience questions, they’ll reveal some of the challenges they faced and celebrate some key victories during their college career. During the last 30 minutes of this webinar, attendees will be able to pose their own questions to the panelists, via the Zoom chat feature. This webinar intends to answer your questions…

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Free

Online LOCAL Danvers, MA “Open” Support Group for Adults, 7/21/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 21 @ 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, July 21, 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

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 7/21/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 21 de julio 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” Support Group for Families of Adults, 7/24/22, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET

July 24 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY)  meets one Sunday a month and is for parents, family members, and friends of adult individuals who have an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. Guest speakers are hosted every other month. WHEN: Sunday, July 24, 2022 TIME: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATORS: Bonnie Kaplan & Judy Omidvaran COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required to receive the meeting link in a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email, please check your spam…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 7/25/22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET

July 25 @ 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, July 25, 2022 TIME: 6:00 PM…

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Free

CANCELLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women (50+), 7/25/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 25 @ 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, July 25, 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” Support Group for Adults, 7/25/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 25 @ 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, July 25, 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 “Open” Virtual Game Night for Adults, 7/25/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This whole quarantine thing has really messed up AANE Pizza & Game Nights everywhere.  We can’t bring you pizza, but we can bring you games and camaraderie. We will be playing three games: Quiplash from Jackbox Games – This game is a cross between Mad Libs and Apples to Apples. Players fill-in-the-blank in a phrase with the craziest answer and then the group votes to choose the best response. (8 players max) Fibbage from Jackbox Games – Bluff your way to victory playing Fibbage.…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Leisure and Socialization Workshop for Teens (14-19), 7/26/22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

July 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Sometimes it can seem like finding ways to hang out and relax is challenging, or like you don’t know where to start. Other times it seems like there’s just not enough time in your day to do the fun things you’d like to do! Come join this hour session to learn about quick hacks to find ways to do the things you want and love to do. WHEN: Tuesday, July 26, 2022 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 7/26/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 26 @ 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, July 26, 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), 7/26/22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 26 @ 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, July 26, 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…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Adults, 7/26/22 – 9/13/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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

Online LOCAL Watertown, MA “Open” Support Group for Women, 7/27/22, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET

July 27 @ 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, July 27, 2022 TIME: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Fitchburg, MA), 7/27/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 27 @ 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, July 27, 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), 7/27/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 27 @ 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, July 27, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ETs WHERE: Online via Zoom FACILITATOR:  Toby Liebowitz COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Fathers, 7/27/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

July 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: Fathers’ Group is a place where fathers can share their experiences, support one another, and build their toolbox to parent more confidently. We will be having a good conversation over Zoom. Parenting can be demanding, frustrating, and at times stressful long after the child is grown. Children with Asperger/autism profiles can often have unique challenges. Parent Support Groups provide feedback, support, and perspective from peers on a variety of common issues.  Groups are meant strictly for parents and do not…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 7/28/22, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

July 28 @ 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, July 28, 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, 7/28/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

July 28 @ 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, July 28, 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/Game Night for Adults (formerly Holyoke MA), 7/28/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

July 28 @ 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, July 28, 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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Free

Online “Open” HBO Max Watch Party for Adults, 7/28/22, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

July 28 @ 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 to use Chrome or Microsoft Edge as your browser to download and install the Teleparty extension. You can only watch movies with Teleparty on a PC or a Mac. We will use the built-in chat and screen sharing features within Teleparty to interact. At 5 PM ET on July 28 Nick Gallop will send the Teleparty URL to…

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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 7/28/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 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 28 de julio HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Google Meet COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom.…

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Free

Online Skill Building for LifeMAP Coaches and AAPCA Members: Coaching for College Success – Developing Strategies and Using Resources, 7/29/22, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ET

July 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This skill building workshop will focus on ways to help clients develop their independence and confidence as college students. Topics will include preparing for the semester in advance, understanding and accessing available resources, understanding one’s accommodations and making plans to use them, and learning how to navigate the college’s online platforms. There will be opportunities for coaches to ask questions on related topics. HOST: Susan Moreno has been a LifeMAP coach since April 2020. Many of her clients are…

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August 2022

Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Westwood, MA), 8/1/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 1 @ 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, August 1, 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” Discussion/Support Group for Adults over 50, 8/1/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 1 @ 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, August 1, 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, 8/1/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you a gay man in the AANE community? Have you ever wanted to share your thoughts and experiences with other gay men on the spectrum? Join us! WHEN: Monday, August 1, 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Managing Your Space Workshop for Teens (14-19), 8/2/22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: For some of us, your room or personal living space can feel like your sanctuary. Come discuss ways to make your space support your needs while maintaining it and keeping it functional. WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Allison Evans 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Families of Individuals on the Spectrum, 8/2/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This open group (formerly Manhattan, NY) meets on the second Tuesday of the month and provides support to family members of individuals with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile. This includes grandparents, extended family, and siblings who have taken over the parental role or provide support to the individual on the spectrum. The aim of the group is to provide feedback, strategies, support, and perspective on a variety of common issues. WHEN: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET WHERE: Online…

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Free

Online LifeMAP Clinical Hour, 8/2/22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Free

Online “Open” Support Group for Women (21-35), 8/2/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 2 @ 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, August 2, 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…

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Free

Online “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults (formerly Springfield, MA), 8/3/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

August 3 @ 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, August 3, 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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Gratis

Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 8/4/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

August 4 @ 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 4 de agusto HORA: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Google Meet COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom.…

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Free

Online LOCAL Salem, MA “Open” Social/Game Night for Adults, 8/4/22, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 4 @ 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, August 4, 2022 TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST:  Nick Gallop COST: Free CAPACITY: 30 participants REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the…

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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Gender Identity Support Group for Adults, 8/4/22, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM ET

August 4 @ 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…

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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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Free

Online LOCAL Portland, ME “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/6/22, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

August 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION:  This open group meets on the first Saturday of each month and is for post-high school adults who are on the autism spectrum or who suspect that they are and live within commuting distance of Portland, ME. WHEN:  Saturday, August 6, 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, 8/7/22, 3:00 PM -5:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: This group is for post-high school adults with an Asperger/autism spectrum profile living within commuting distance of Florence, Massachusetts. Adult support groups are designed to create a community of support that participants can share similar issues and concerns, and celebrate successes.  Groups are designed for adults on the spectrum.  Parents and other adult family members should not attend the groups. WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 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 “Open” Support Group for BIPOC Adults, 8/8/22, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET

August 8 @ 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, August 8, 2022 TIME: 12:00…

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Free

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

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

DESCRIPTION: This whole quarantine thing has really messed up AANE Pizza & Game Nights everywhere.  We can’t bring you pizza, but we can bring you games and camaraderie. We will be playing three games: Quiplash from Jackbox Games – This game is a cross between Mad Libs and Apples to Apples. Players fill-in-the-blank in a phrase with the craziest answer and then the group votes to choose the best response. (8 players max) Fibbage from Jackbox Games – Bluff your way to victory playing Fibbage.…

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Free

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

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

DESCRIPTION: (formerly Westwood, MA) Come join other post-high-school adults (ages 18+) with an Asperger/autism spectrum or similar neurodiverse profile in an atmosphere of support and understanding. WHEN: Monday, August 8, 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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FILLED – Online “Open” Community Connection Session for Adults, 8/9/22, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET

August 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This community connections discussion session is for adults on the spectrum. Participate in this free online discussion to connect with other adults with Asperger/autism profiles. Online sessions are hosted on the Zoom platform and are facilitated by AANE’s Adult Services staff who have years of experience with Asperger’s and who understand the challenges that this pandemic can pose. WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 TIME: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom CAPACITY: 30 participants COST: Free Thanks to the generosity…

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Online “Open” Support Group for Men (18-30), 8/9/22, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

August 9 @ 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, August 9, 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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Free

FILLED – Online “Open” Conflict Resolution Workshop for Teens (14-19), 8/9/22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

August 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: Conflict with your friends and family can be challenging, emotional, and overwhelming. Come learn ways to approach difficult conversations in ways that make you and those around you feel safe and supported. WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOST: Allison Evans 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…

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FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults, 8/9/22, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM ET

August 9 @ 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, August 9, 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 (18+), 8/9/22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: The group meets online every month to discuss a specific book (fiction or nonfiction). Post-high school adults on the spectrum are welcome to attend the meetings, whether or not they have finished the book selected for the meeting. Books for the currently planned meetings are: August 9: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin September 13: To Your Scattered Bodies Go (Riverworld #1) by Philip José Farmer October 11: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath WHEN: Tuesday, August 9, 2022 TIME: 6:00…

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Free

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

August 9 @ 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, August 9, 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 Adults (23-29), 8/9/22 – 12/13/22, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

August 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is for parents who have an adult child 23-29 years of age. Other adult family caregivers may also register for this group. “Closed” support groups are ideal for parents and other adult  family caregivers who want to go beyond sharing their stories with newcomers each time at open support group meetings. “Closed” support groups: help participants establish a stronger connection with and get more extensive peer support from the same group members in a series of meetings. involve check-ins with members…

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FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Women, 8/10/22, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

August 10 @ 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, August 10, 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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$80

FILLED – Online “Closed” Support Group for Women (50+), 8/11/22 – 9/29/22, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This “closed” support group is designed for women (50+) who are on the autism spectrum. Through this “closed” support group, women (50+) can build an ongoing connection with a small community of other women. 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: 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22,…

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Free

Online “Open” Science and Technology Meetup Event for Adults, 8/11/22, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM ET

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

DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in science or technology and looking for other people to discuss these topics with? Come join us for an AANE Virtual Meetup Event! More details and RSVP can be found on the AANE Meetup Group: AANE Adults WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 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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Online “Open” Modern and Ancient Science, Philosophy and Consciousness Meetup Event for Adults, 8/11/22, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM ET

August 11 @ 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, August 11, 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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Online “Open” Social Group for Queer Adults (18-30), 8/11/22, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET

August 11 @ 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:…

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Grupo de Apoyo en Línea para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger, 8/11/22, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

August 11 @ 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 11 de agusto HORA: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET DONDE: En línea via Google Meet COSTO: Gratis REGISTRO SOPORTE TECNICO: Envía un email  ilia.walsh@aane.org  si tienes preguntas sobre cómo utilizar la plataforma Zoom.…

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Online “Open” Asperger’s/Autism 101 – A Workshop for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22), 8/11/22, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET

August 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DESCRIPTION: This two-hour workshop will go over what you can expect raising a child/teen/young adult (through age 22) on the autism spectrum. We will cover core strengths and challenges, some ways to cope at home, advocating at school, transition planning, and more. Please register by Wednesday, August 10, 2022 WHEN: Thursday, August 11, 2022 TIME: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET WHERE: Online via Zoom HOSTS: Amanda Bailey and Jenna O'Donnell COST: Free REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent…

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FILLED – Online “Open” Support Group for Adults over 50, 8/12/22, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM ET

August 12 @ 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, August 12, 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…

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