Training & Consultation for Professionals

Are you wondering how to work more effectively with students, clients, employees, or customers with Asperger profiles? AANE can provide training and consultation customized to meet the specific needs of your school, organization, parent group, or business. Many professionals find it helpful to start with a training session and then schedule follow up consultations to find solutions and support the implementation of new strategies. Others have attended a conference or training in the past and want ongoing consultation to help their team continue to improve their effectiveness working with the Asperger/Autism population. A wide array of topics are available and can be tailored to suit your specific needs. Request a training here. AANE does offer continuing education units (CEU) or professional development points (PDP) for qualified trainings.

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Training and Consultation Topics

Here’s a sampling of recently offered training and consultation. Many trainings can include adults on the autism spectrum from the AANE Speakers Bureau. This list is not exhaustive-please let us know if you need a different topic. You can request a consultation or training by submitting a request here.

Especially for Professionals Working with Children, Teens and Parents

  • Working Effectively with Your Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • DESE Summer Institute: Working with Students with Autism for General and Special Educators
  • Transition Planning for High School Educators and Parents
  • The Asperger/Autism Individualized Education Program (IEP)
  • Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
  • Practical Strategies for Including Students on the Autism Spectrum
  • Practical Strategies for Parenting without Panic
  • Growing up on the Autism Spectrum: Challenges and Success Stories from Adults
  • Practical and Effective Strategies for Children and Teens with Anxiety
  • Girls on the Spectrum: A Review of Literature and Practice
  • Preparing for College
  • How to Work Effectively with College Students on the Autism Spectrum

Especially for Professionals Working with Adults

  • Looking Through a New Lens-Understanding Adults with Asperger/Autism without Intellectual Disability
  • How to Support Adults on the Autism Spectrum Living and Working in the Community
  • Asperger/Autism in the Workplace
  • Adult Asperger/Autism: Foundations, Challenges, Treatment, Strategies and Resources
  • Asperger/Autism and Co-Occurring Mental Health Conditions
  • A Strengths Based Approach to Gender Identity When it Overlaps with Autism and other Neurological Variations
  • Asperger/Autism and the Justice System

Training and Consultation Recipients:

AANE travels to you. We work with professionals from a variety of disciplines and geographic locations. If you don’t see your specific agency or professional affiliation, submit a request for a training and we can add you to the list! AANE has trained or consulted with the following types of professionals and groups:

  • Educators
  • School-Based Therapists
  • Principals
  • Special Education Administrators
  • Parent Groups
  • College Disability, Counseling and Career Services Staff
  • Disability and Social Service Organizations
  • Mental Health Providers
  • Summer Camps
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Government Agencies (e.g. Department of Developmental Services, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission)
  • Hospitals and Health Care Centers
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • First Responders
  • Judges
  • Attorneys