LifeMAP provides personal, intensive, one-on-one support to post-high school adults with AS and related conditions who are struggling with day-to-day tasks. These tasks may include but are not limited to Home Skills, Community and Social Skills, Personal Growth, and Pre-Employment Skills.
Interview Preparation & Rehearsal Employment Program
Even the most academically successful high school or college graduates with AS may struggle to obtain the job they desire. Interviewing and networking are particularly difficult because of challenges in pragmatics, theory of mind and social communication so common among people with AS. Responding to this need, AANE has designed a 10-session intensive Job Interview Training Program. The curriculum for the program includes, networking, phone interviews, appropriate dress, nonverbal communication and responding to questions. In addition, as part of the program, clients are paired with a LifeMAP coach. The client participates in a series of actual interviews with business professionals who provide structured feedback on the client’s performance, interspersed with coaching to review feedback and prepare for the next interview. Structured practice with the interview process can reduce anxiety, build skills and increase confidence for real world interviews.
AANE offers a number of support and social groups for adults with Asperger Syndrome.
Do you need help completing applications for housing, SSI or health insurance? AANE will be offering this service to our adults by appointment.
To set up an appointment, please email Marcia Robinson at AANE. Be sure to include the following information:
Appointments will take place at AANE Tuesdays from 10-2pm.
Young adults and/or their families may also want to learn about Transition Age Services.