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What are the AANE conduct guidelines for attending a support or social group?

For the safety and enjoyment of all, these codes of conduct must be followed by participants. AANE is committed to welcoming all individuals, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or gender identification. Individuals who attend AANE groups, activities, and events must follow these guidelines:

  • All participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward all other participants, group facilitators, and speakers.
  • The information discussed in support groups should be considered private and confidential and should not be shared outside of the support group. 
  • Participants are expected to refrain from being under the influence of alcohol or other mind-altering substances during their participation.

AANE reserves the right to deny admission, ask an individual participant to leave, or remove participants from the event/program for inappropriate or disrespectful behavior.

Language Disclaimer

AANE has made the decision to use the terms “autism” and “Autistic” in our communications moving forward. Many people continue to refer to themselves and their loved ones using the terms “Asperger’s,” “Aspie,” and other similar words. AANE respects each individual’s decision to use the language that best describes them and their loved ones. 

Groups and Events Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What type of support groups does AANE offer?

What happens at an AANE support group meeting?

What happens at an AANE social group meeting?

How old does an individual need to be to attend an Adult or Teen Support Group, Social Group, or Event?

What are AANE’s policies regarding gender identity?

Can someone who is neurotypical attend an Adult or Teen Support Group, Social Group, or Event?

How do I request an accommodation to attend a group?

What should I do if I have a problem in a group meeting?

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