Daniel, age 12, has an older brother with Asperger Syndrome (AS). Daniel shares many AS traits with his brother — like feeling anxious and frustrated by the daily stresses at school and home. But Daniel's dog, Lavender, is always there when comfort is called for. She provides emotional support when the boys feel like no one else is there for them. They never feel alone with Lavender nearby.
For families impacted by AS, daily life can feel overwhelming. Many families reach out to AANE when they feel worried or confused. Like Lavender, AANE is there for families — providing accurate and timely information, lending a compassionate eat, and fostering understanding and connection. No family needs to feel alone while AANE is nearby.
To ensure that AANE will be there for everyone who needs us — We need your help. You can make a difference for all the families living With AS.
With your support, We will be there for families just like Daniel's. AANE will support families through lifecycle transitions, like graduating from high school and transitioning to college or Work. We will be there so that adults with AS have opportunities to connect with others through social activities and adult support groups. We will be there for grandparents and partners and spouses. No matter the age of the person with AS — we will make sure no family feels left out in the cold.
Please give generously to AANE'S Annual Appeal.
Dania Jekel, Executive Director
Shannah Varon, Board President