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Support Groups, Activities, and Events

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for Autistic and Similar Neurodivergent Adults & Teens

August 2, 2022

All of AANE programming is currently online (with the exception of LifeNet, local MeetUp programs, and special events listed) and registration is required.. Blue text links to further information and registration pages. The following terms indicate the event's structure and intended audience. 

  • "Open" programs may have different participants joining from session to session. 
  • "Closed" programs have the same participants for a set number of sessions. 
  • LOCAL [City, State] programs are intended for those living in the vicinity of the indicated area. If LOCAL is not indicated, the program is available to those living anywhere. 
For programs that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one will be turned away for the inability to pay. To inquire about financial assistance or for general inquiries, please email events@aane.org.
FAMILY & PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS + EVENTS
AANE's Fall 2022 Virtual Connections Conference
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MORE INFORMATION + REGISTRATION
Featured Events

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*NEW* Webinar: It’s Back-to-School Time, Are You and Your Autistic Child Ready? (includes information for teens and young adults in school) August 17
 
Online "Open" All About Grilling - A Cooking Workshop for Adults August 19
 
*NUEVO* Educación financiera de PwC: Prevención del fraude financiero - un taller para adultos (PwC Financial Literacy: Preventing Financial Fraud - A Workshop for Adults) Octubre 5
 
*NEW* Webinar: Detecting and Diagnosing Autism in Women October 6

Social Activities + Events

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FREE Online "Open" Activities and Events 

FREE LOCAL "Open" Activities and Events
Registration for additional closed interest groups will begin on a rolling basis. If you want to receive early notification when groups are forming, please fill out the form linked below based upon your age:

"Closed" Connection + Support

Support 4-12.jpgRegistration for additional closed social/support groups will begin on a rolling basis. If you want to receive early notification when groups are forming, please fill out the form linked below based upon your age:

 

"Open" Connection + Support

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 FREE Community Connection Sessions

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups

  • BIPOC Adults August 8, August 22
  • Men (18-30) August 9, August 23
  • Adults (formerly Brentwood, NY) August 13
  • Adults (formerly Westwood, MA) August 22, September 19
  • Women (formerly Manhattan, NY) August 23
  • Adults (formerly Providence, RI) August 24
  • Gender Identity for Adults This group is for post-high school adults on or near the spectrum who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, and/or who are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. No autism diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Led by an autistic/trans peer facilitator. September 1
  • Women (21-35) (formerly Watertown, MA) September 6
  • Adults (50+) September 9
  • Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) September 10
  • Adults (50+) (formerly Watertown, MA) September 12
  • Gay Men (formerly Boston, MA) September 12
  • Adults September 13
  • Women (formerly Florence/Northampton, MA) October 19
FREE Online LOCAL "Open" Support Groups
  • Portland, ME - Adults August 6
  • Florence, MA - Adults August 7, August 21
  • Watertown, MA - Gender Identity for Adults This group is for post-high school adults on or near the spectrum who identify as transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid, and/or who are questioning their gender identity or gender roles. No autism diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Led by an autistic/trans peer facilitator. August 16
  • Danvers, MA - Adult August 18
  • Watertown, MA - Women August 24
 
FREE ONLINE PROGRAMMING
 

Neurodiverse Couples/Partners
Click to join a supportive online community moderated by AANE staff


ALL SUPPORT GROUPS + ONLINE FORUMS

AANE LifeMAP

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Disclosing autism in the workplace can sometimes be a complicated choice. In her latest article, LifeMAP Associate Director and coach Jessica Cohen outlines the factors LifeMAP coaches frequently discuss with their clients as they consider this decision. LifeMAP coaches regularly support clients in numerous areas, including the client’s goals related to disclosure in the workplace.

Learn more about AANE's LifeMAP program

Scholarship Funds and Grants

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AANE is pleased to provide financial assistance for a limited number of individuals and families who need a little help paying for recreational services thanks to the generous support of the:

Daniel Braun Scholarship Fund (for individuals age 14+ living in the United States)

Job Opportunities

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

Volunteer Opportunities

If you would like to apply to volunteer for any of these positions or in any other capacity, please email volunteer@aane.org and include the volunteer opportunity you would like to pursue in the subject line of your email along with a brief explanation of your interest and experience.

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following volunteer positions:

  • Help registrants log into virtual webinars and events
  • (CART)/closed captioning assistance for webinars and conferences
  • Event planning assistance for conferences

Interested in other upcoming events? Click below to see the our events!

FAMILY & PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS + EVENTS
EVENTS CALENDAR

Questions? Call: 617-393-3824
events@aane.org

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