Support Groups, Activities, and Events
 for Adults with Asperger's or Similar Autism Spectrum
and Neurodiverse Profiles
April 13, 2021
All AANE programming is currently online. 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
 Featured Events
 Online "Open" Team Trivia Interest Group for Adults April 22
 AANE Webinar: Healthy Dating Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: Finding Joy and Staying Safe April 26
Online "Open" PwC Financial Literacy Workshop for Adults: Creating and Following a Budget May 12
LAST CALL! Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference - A Roadmap Through Adulthood, register by April 16. Recorded presentations and resources available on-demand to view through April 30. Learn more.
Thank You to Our Platinum Conference Sponsors!
 Social Activities + Events
FREE Online "Open" Activities and Events
Find connection and fun with others in the AANE community! 
  • Meetup (Science and Technology Discussion) April 15
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Holyoke) April 22
  • Netflix Watch Party"Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)"April 22
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Fitchburg) April 28
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Westwood) May 3
  • Social/Game Night (formerly Springfield) May 5
  • Virtual Game Night May 10, May 24
  • Virtual Book Club "The Night Watchman" by Louise Erdich May 11
FREE Online "Open" LifeNet Social Activities
LifeNet, AANE's independent living support program, offers a variety of social activities for its clients and is making those activities available to a small number of non-LifeNet clients for a limited time. 
  • LifeNet Viewing Party "TaskMaster"April 15
  • LifeNet Morning Chair Exercises April 22
  • LifeNet Movie Monday "The Pixar Story"April 26
  • LifeNet Viewing Party "TaskMaster"April 29
FREE Online LOCAL "Open" Activities and Events 
  • Framingham, MA Social/Game Night No meeting in April due to Patriots Day.
  • Outdoor Enthusiasts Club April 21, May 1, May 2
  • Boston, MA Book Club April 27
  • Salem, MA Social/Game Night May 6
Online "Closed" Activities and Events 
 Connection + Support
Connect with others in the community and AANE staff.
FREE Online "Open" Community Connection Sessions 
FREE Online "Open" Support Groups 
  • Adults (formerly Manhattan, NY) April 20
  • Adults (formerly Westwood, MA) April 26
  • Gay Men (formerly Boston, MA) This group is for post-high school men with Asperger's who are gay. April 26
  • Adults (formerly Providence, RIApril 28
  • Adults 50+ (formerly Watertown, MA) May 3
  • Women (18-35) (formerly Watertown, MA)May 4
  • Adults (formerly Brentwood, NY) May 8
  • Women (formerly Manhattan, NY) May 25
  • Teens (13-19) (formerly Plainview, NY) June 12
FREE Online LOCAL "Open" Support Groups 
  • Danvers, MA - Adults April 15
  • Florence, MA - Adults April 18
  • 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 AS diagnosis or certainty about gender required. Led by an autistic/trans peer facilitator. April 20
  • Portland, ME - Adults May 1
Click to join a supportive online community moderated by AANE staff. 
 101 For Couples: 35% Off Through April!
When partners discover they are in a neurodiverse relationship, gaining a deeper understanding of their unique neurological profiles can expand the empathy they have for each other and help couples reframe differing reactions and communication styles. Learn more about AANE’s self-paced, online course "101 For Couples," and use the promo code NEUROLOGY35 at registration during the month of April for 35% off!
 Volunteers Needed!
Focus Group
Interested in giving us feedback about AANE communications? We want to hear from you! Volunteer to join an AANE focus group! Learn More.
Interested in other upcoming events? Click below to see the calendar!
 Questions? Call: 617-393-3824
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Tel: (617) 393-3824
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