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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.

 Mark your calendar for programs in March, April and May:

“Cooking and Baking for People with Food Allergies” featuring author and blogger Colette Martin
“Talking with Children about Their Food Allergies” featuring psychologist Nancy Rotter, PhD.
“Food Allergy Fatalities:
 Confronting Fear with Facts and Confidence” featuring allergist Michael Pistiner, MD

“Testing for Food Allergies: New Advances and What They Mean For You” featuring allergist Cristina Palumbo, MD
“Food Allergy Desensitization Research” by allergists and researchers Yamini Virkud, MD, MA, MPH and Andrew MacGinnittie, MD, PhD
“Food Allergy Research Update” by allergist John Saryan, MD
“What if Peanut Allergy Can Be Prevented?” by allergists Donald Accetta and Deborah Accetta Pedersen
Take Control of Asthma on World Asthma Day (May 5)


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.

Joins us for these SPECIAL EVENTS:
Family Concert with Kyle Dine
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:30 a.m. – Noon
Norwood High School, Norwood, MA
FREE – No tickets needed

Enjoy a fun-filled performance of educational and inspiring songs for children about how to live with food allergies.  more info   concert flyer 


BOS logo with Loretta LaRoche





May 1, 2015

May 1, 2015

Breath of Spring 2015:

“Laughter is the Best Medicine”

May 1, 2015

Loretta LaRoche photoThe annual AAFA New England “Breath of Spring” fundraiser this year will feature the wonderful humor of Loretta LaRoche.
Join us for an enjoyable evening to support the programs and services that benefit your family.
We are honoring Dr. Frank Twarog for his years of dedicated service as President of AAFA New England.
Enjoy delicious food and terrific auction items.

Reduced room rate is available at the Marriott Newton hotel.

Plan to attend this year’s big event. Contact us to find out how you can help make it a success! MORE INFO HERE


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.

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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.