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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.

Back to school and child care
It’s that season! Here are some resources to help:

How to Manage Food Allergies in School: A Checklist for Parents

Managing Food Allergies in Child Care: A Guide for Parents

Pre-School Food Allergy Handbook and
Resources on Managing Food Allergy at School

Advocacy at School for Your Food Allergic Child

Starting Kindergarten with Food Allergies: Personal Picture Book Paves the Way

Food Free Birthdays at School: It CAN Be Done!

Meetings in November:

Monday, November 9, 2015 – Lexington, MA
“Helping Kids with Food Allergy to Feel Confident and Safe”
Speaker: Psychologist Jennifer LeBovidge, Ph.D.,

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 – Salem, MA (Food Allergy Group of the North Shore)
“Holiday Celebrations: Stress Reducers & Recipe Exchange”

Nov. 10, 2015 – Newton, MA (Metro-Boston)
“Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis: What You Need to Know Now”
Speaker: Allergist Curt Moody, MD

Nov. 17, 2015 – North Andover, MA (Merrimack Valley)
“Ask the Allergist” Forum with Andrew Ober, MD (and school nurses Mary Hadjian and Linda Sullivan)

For more details…

We are in the process of confirming additional meeting locations, dates and topics. 

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


Family Events
Summer Family Baseball Outings
Families had a great time enjoying a “meet-up”with others at “peanut allergy friendly” games at the Pawtucket Red Sox and Lowell Spinners.

Would you like to help plan other family events?
Call or e-mail us to get involved!


Training for Child Care Providers
Asthma and Allergy Essentials for Child Care Providers
Oct. 26, 2015 in Avon, MA
Nov. 7, 2015 in Peabody, MA
Nov. 7, 2015 in Lynn MA (Presentation and materials in Spanish)
Nov. 17, 2015 in Lynn, MA 

Additional workshops will be planned for 2016. 
click here for more information about our training program for child care providers

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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.