Find out about upcoming groups, activities, events, and more!

Support Groups, Workshops, and Events


for Families of Autistic and Neurodivergent
Adults, Teens, and Children

August 4, 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

AANE's Fall 2022 Connections Conference

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Webinars + Workshops

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Workshop: Asperger/Autism 101 for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) August 11

Webinar: It's Back-to-School Time, Are you and your Autistic Child Ready? August 17
*NEW* Webinar: Transition Planning for Autistic Youth - from Public Schools and Post Secondary Education, Employment, and Adult Life September 21
Workshop: Asperger/Autism 102: What's Next for Parents of Newly Diagnosed Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) September 29
*NEW* Webinar: Detecting and Diagnosing Autism in Women October 6

Featured Events + Recordings

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*NEW* AANE Artist Collaborative at the Watertown Arts Market August 13

Recording: Panel of Autistic Grads available for rent

Recording: Panel of College Professionals available for rent

Recording: How to Find Public Benefits for Adults with Aspergers/Autism in Any State available for rent

"Closed" Support Groups

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Registration for additional closed 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 child's age:

Help for Parents + Families

Help 5-26.pngYou are one click away from all information, practical guidance, support, and connection you need. AANE is available via email, phone, and video conference, and has extended availability during evening hours. Reach us through the Contact Us page or schedule a free information and resource call, available for parents of children and teens, parents of adultsand spouses/partners in neurodiverse relationships.

Connection + Support

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FREE Online "Open" Community Connection Sessions

  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) September 8

FREE Online "Open" Support Groups   

  • Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children, Teens, and Young Adults) August 11, August 18
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) August 17
  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY) August 21
  • Fathers of Individuals on the Spectrum August 31
  • Families of Individuals on the Spectrum (formerly Manhattan, NY) September 6
  • Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) September 10
  • Spouse/Partner of Individuals on the Spectrum October 11

FREE Online "Open" Social Events 

  • Knitting and Needlecraft Social Group August 14

FREE Online Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners


AANE Training for Couples' Therapists


Neurodiverse couples have unique challenges and relationship dynamics that may not respond to traditional therapeutic approaches. These clients often require a creative, tailored approach to improve communication and understanding. With specialized training that focuses on neurodiversity, therapists can better identify roadblocks and misunderstandings in their clients’ relationship to help the partners gain a language of connection.

Learn more about training for therapists.

Scholarship Funds and Grants

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AANE is pleased to provide some 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 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 calendar!


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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