Social Groups & Activities

AANE offers social activities and events to give Autistic teens, post-high school Autistic adults, and other community members the opportunity to connect in a welcoming environment, have fun, pursue special interests, and build relationships.

Click on the links below for more information, and be sure to review the guidelines and code of conduct for groups and events on the Adult Support Group and Event FAQ page.

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 [email protected]

Questions about autism or AANE’s services?

Schedule a call to speak with a member of AANE’s staff, or fill out a form to be contacted by email.

How Groups Work

Groups are facilitated by AANE staff, consultants, or volunteers who are Autistic, have Autistic family members, or have worked extensively with the autism community.

Multi-Session or “Closed” Groups
  • Registration covers six to eight sessions
  • Each session is 90 minutes
  • Groups run weekly, every other week or monthly
  • Have the same small group of participants every session.
  • Cost $100 – 180 depending on the type of group.
Single Session or “Open” Groups
  • Registration covers one session
  • Each session is 90 minutes
  • Groups are ongoing weekly, every other week or monthly
  • Have varying participants per session.
  • Cost $10 for all Open Groups

*All groups for adults and are online unless noted and registration for all events is required.*

Groups or events with LOCAL [City, State] in the title are intended for those living in the vicinity of the indicated area. If LOCAL is not indicated, the event is available to those living anywhere.

Financial aid is available by emailing [email protected].

Early Notification List

For Multi-Session “Closed” groups with the Event page message, “There are no upcoming events at this time”, or if the registration for the group is “FULL”,  please sign up for early notification. Before a group begins, we will send you an email to offer the chance to register before we open registration to the general public.

Please note that early notification only applies to Multi-Session “Closed” groups.

Social Groups, Activities & Events

Social groups, activities, and events have been created so you can explore a shared special interest. Fees vary, but financial assistance is available by emailing [email protected].

Artist Collaborative

Book Club

Creative Writers’ Group

Knitting Group

Dungeons & Dragons

Game Nights

LGBTQ+: Social Group for Queer Adults (18-30)

Livestream: Infinity & Beyond



Outdoor Enthusiast Club: Boston and Southeastern, MA

Team Trivia
Graphic advertising AANE's Trivia Night events.

Other Programs

Check out these other ways to connect to the AANE community.

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