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Support Groups, Workshops, and Events

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for Families of and Professionals who work with Autistic and Neurodivergent Adults, Teens, and Children

September 28, 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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Featured Event

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Webinars + Workshops

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Workshop: Intro to Autism for Caregivers of Autistic Children/Teens October 23
Webinar: Interoception for Managing Holiday Stress November 9
Watch AANE webinars you may have missed when it’s convenient for you! Choose from over 150 videos with more added each month. Click here.

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. 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.

“Closed” Social + Support Groups

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Autistic Parents

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:

Connection + Support

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Community Connection Session

  • Parents of Children/Teens/Young Adults (through age 22) November 9

Online “Open” Support Groups   

  • Partners of Autistic Individuals October 2
  • Families of Autistic Individuals October 3
  • (Gratis) TardeGrupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children,Teens, and Young Adults) octubre 5, octubre 12
  • (Gratis) Anochecer Grupo de Apoyo para Padres de niños, adolescentes y adultos jóvenes con Autismo/Asperger (Spanish-Speaking Parents of Children,Teens, and Young Adults) octubre 5, octubre 12
  • Partners of Autistic Individuals October 10
  • Grandparents of Autistic Individuals October 12
  • (Free) Teens (15-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) October 14
  • Families of Adults (formerly Greater Hudson Valley, NY) October 15
  • Parents of Adults (23-30) October 17
  • Parents of Adults (formerly Providence, RI) October 18
  • Parents of Adult Daughters (23-30) October 24
  • Fathers of Autistic Individuals October 25

FREE Online Discussion Forums


Neurodiverse Couples/Partners


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AANE’s LifeMAP Coaching Program

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AANE’s LifeMAP helps college students find the supports and resources they need to thrive in their educational life. LifeMAP coaches can help college clients adjust to the transition of a new dorm setting, become better self-advocates, manage workload and assignments, identify campus resources and supports, and find social opportunities. 

Learn more about AANE’s LifeMAP Program.

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 calendar!


Questions? Call: 617-393-3824

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