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AAFA’s New England Chapter serves the six New England states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Since 1979, we have assisted thousands with asthma and allergies to live safer, healthier lives in many ways. We help adult patients and parents learn how to manage their asthma and allergies, including food allergies, in many settings. We train childcare providers, nurses and respiratory therapists; publish a newsletter and other educational materials; and provide telephone information and referrals to individuals and agencies. We work in communities and with the media to raise awareness about the seriousness of life-threatening allergies and asthma, and advocate for policies to  support and improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies.  Let us know how we can help YOU!

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Help us Help YOU!
As you make your donations to organizations that mean a lot to you, please include AAFA New England on your list. Help ensure that we can continue to provide the information, educational programs, and advocacy that saves lives and helps you meet the challenges of living with asthma and allergies.

Donate on-line now, or print a form to mail with your check.



Educational Support Group Programs

Provide you with opportunities to learn from experts, get your questions answered, meet others who share your concerns, find resources and gain confidence.

Click here for more details: meeting schedules, locations, and to learn more about support groups.

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month!
May 10-16 is Food Allergy Awareness Week!

Mark your calendar for important programs this month!
Free – No need to pre-register
For details see our Educational Support Group listings or call 781-444-7778.

Tuesday, May 5 in North Andover, MA
World Asthma Day!
Do you know how to use your inhalers, spacers, and peak flow meters correctly? Research shows most people don’t!
Bring the kids for learning, activities, demonstrations and hands on practice for both adults and children.

Monday, May 11 in Lexington, MA
“Food Allergies, EoE, and Research Update”
Speaker: Allergist Wayne Shreffler, MD, PhD (Director of the Food Allergy Center at Massachusetts General Hospital)

Tuesday, May 12 in Newton, MA
“Food Allergy Research Update: Desensitization and Other Promising Treatments”
Speaker: Allergist Yamini Virkud, MD, MA, MPH; Mass. General Hospital

Wednesday, May 20 in Framingham, MA
“Food Allergy Desensitization Research: What It Is and What It Means for You”
Speaker: Allergist Andrew MacGinnitie, MD, PhD; Boston Children’s Hospital

Tuesday, May 26 in Salem, MA
“Growing Up with Food Allergies”
Bring your kids to meet a pre-teen, teen and young adult who will share their experiences and reflections.

Click here for meeting schedules, locations, and to learn more about support groups


Fill out the form at the right to make sure you are on our e-mail list to receive meeting announcements for your area.



Read our newsletter!

Click here to have a look at back issues. 
Become a member to receive your own copy when it is published.
Professional members receive a supply of copies to give to patients.

Join our e-mail list  to receive e-mail announcements about news and resources, as well as upcoming AAFA New England meetings and programs.  Fill out the form at the right or send us your e-mail address and tell us where you live, so we can let you know about events in your area. We will not share your name or e-mail address with anyone.

Contact Us


Is this website useful to you?
What would you like to see? Send an e-mail (to Sharons@aafane.org) or call (781-444-7778) to let us know.

Donate now! Your $50.00 donation will cover the cost of maintaining this website for a month!



AAFA New England gratefully acknowledges the generous support of our sponsors.

Additional sponsors for  “Breath of Spring” and Kyle Dine Family Concert are listed on Events pages.


Adult and Pediatric Allergy Physicians

Allergy & Asthma Associates

Allergy & Asthma Center of Massachusetts

Allergy & Asthma Treatment Specialists

Asthma & Allergy Affiliates, Inc.


The Behrakis Foundation

Boston Children’s Hospital – Community Asthma Programs

CSL Behring

Lincoln Diagnostics, Inc.

Massachusetts Allergy and Asthma Society

Northeast Asthma, Allergy & Immunology


The Thoracic Foundation

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Disclaimer:  The information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for responsible professional care to diagnose and treat specific symptoms. Consult a qualified health care provider for advice about your specific situation.