Programs and Services for Children and Teens

Welcome to Children and Teen Services at AANE. We are here to help you feel connected, understood, and empowered. At AANE, you can explore how an Asperger profile affects your family within an understanding, respectful, and supportive community. AANE offers many opportunities for learning, community building, and problem-solving. Join the hundreds of other parents we connect with each year and find what works for you!

Resources and Referrals

Call or email us for referrals, information and support. This is a free service, however if you have more extensive needs, consider parent coaching. Your child or grandchild does not need a formal diagnosis to get the information and support you need about:

  • Autism spectrum and Asperger profiles
  • Practical parenting strategies
  • Practical school strategies
  • Special Education laws and regulations
  • Professional referrals
  • School and camp referrals

“It was so helpful talking to you this morning. Thanks for all these great resources and referrals. It's good to know that AANE is available to help.”  

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Support and Community

Support Groups

Learn more and sign up for in-person or online support groups. You can also join our online community discussion groups.

AANE is an essential part of my support team. My support group leader has unique insight and extraordinary compassion.”

Support Groups for Parents of Children & Teens

Support Groups for Grandparents

Parent Coaching:

Individualized problem solving and skill-building to help you meet your child and family's unique needs at home, school and out in the community. Appointments are available in person at AANE, by phone or Skype.

“Parent coaching fills in the gaps, answers those nagging questions, provides sanity, humor, hugs, pats on the back and the cheering section you've always wished for. I'm grateful to AANE - a whole team of seasoned parents, professionals and heroes that help us feel less battle-weary and a little more loved.”

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Additional Opportunities

Attend special events for parents and families.

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Volunteer and share your expertise and passions with AANE.

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Information and Education

College Consultations:

Parents often feel unsure about what path to follow as teens enter their junior and senior years of high school. Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown offers individualized and expert guidance to find the right fit for your teen with an Asperger profile. Available in person at AANE or by Skype.

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Parent Coaching:

Individualized problem-solving and skill-building to help you meet your child and family's unique needs at home, school and out in the community. Appointments are available in person at AANE, by phone or Skype.

“Parent coaching fills in the gaps, answers those nagging questions, provides sanity, humor, hugs, pats on the back and the cheering section you've always wished for. I'm grateful to AANE - a whole team of seasoned parents, professionals and heroes that help us feel less battle-weary and a little more loved.”

Learn more and sign up

IEP Review:

Expert help to understand and evaluate your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Includes: (1) Parent Coach examination of the education plan and other relevant documentation; and (2) Parent Coach meeting (in person at AANE, by phone, or Skype) for line-by- line review.

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New to the Asperger/Autism community? Learn the Basics with other Parents.

Register for Raising Your Child on the Autism Spectrum series.

New! Coming in 2017! Join other parents of teens for Raising Your Teen on the Autism Spectrum series.

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Panel Presentations

Like to hear directly from teens and adults with Asperger profiles? We do too! We offer panel presentations throughout the year on different topics such as, perspectives on college life, adults talking about their challenges and successes and women talking about how the Asperger profile may look different for them . Check out what’s coming up on our calendar. Sign up early as these are often sold out.

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Online Learning

No matter where you live, you can access AANE webinars, videos and training. Check back regularly for new offerings.

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Training and Consultations

Professionals Working with Students/Clients with Asperger Profiles

AANE provides customized training and consultation to meet the needs of professionals. Please fill out our short training request form to discuss your specific needs. Many professionals find it helpful to start with a training session and then schedule follow up consultations to problem solve and support the implementation of new strategies.

Parents/Family Members

Please encourage any member of your child's professional team to contact AANE with questions. AANE can help educators and other professionals serve you and your child more effectively.

Parent Advisory Councils (SEPACS), Employers, First-Responders and other Community Groups

Many people in the broader community encounter people with Asperger profiles and need to understand them better. Invite AANE to speak at your school, community group or business--we’d love to! Contact us to discuss your needs, or learn about available presentation topics here.

“This was one of the best workshops I've ever been to. Jean Stern was a phenomenal speaker!”

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