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Support Groups, Activities, and Events

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for Autistic and Neurodivergent Teens & Adults

September 26, 2023

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
Price Changes + Financial Assistance
As of September 1, 2023, program fees for our groups and workshops have changed. AANE can offer participants reduced and free program registration. For more information, email
AANE’s 2023 Virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference
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Webinars + Workshops

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Webinar: Understanding Disclosure and the Importance of Psychological Safety in the Workplace September 28
2-Part Workshop – Nutrition Planning and Management for Adults October 3
Workshop: Introduction to Autism for Adults October 16
2-Part Workshop – Leisure for Adults October 17 + October 24
Workshop: The Job Search for Adults October 23
Workshop: Accomodations at Work for Adults October 27

Featured Event

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“Closed” Social + Support

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Registration 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:

Social Activities + Events

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In-Person 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:

“Open” Connection + Support

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Community Connection Sessions

Online “Open” Support Groups

Online LOCAL “Open” Support Groups for Adults

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


Activate for AANE!

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AANE’s LifeNet Independent Living Support Program

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AANE’s LifeNet program helps Autistic adults in Massachusetts optimize their independence and quality of life. Caring support from AANE staff can help lessen the individual burden of facing a daunting amount of everyday tasks alone, such as maintaining a safe living environment, managing budgets, cooking, making appointments, or other chores. The program helps adults manage competing tasks or priorities, become better self-advocates, and feel backed by a deeply-knowledgeable team of support professionals that truly understands them.

Learn more about LifeNet.

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:

  • Autistic adult mentors needed (aged 18-35 living in MA) to work with autistic mentees as part of the new pilot Simpatico Peer Mentoring Program
  • (CART)/closed captioning assistance for webinars and conferences
  • Help registrants log into virtual webinars and events

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


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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