AANE April 2021 Newsletter: Autism & Empathy

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AANE April 2021 Newsletter: Autism & Empathy
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Adults with Asperger/Autism Profiles

Autism and Empathy: Reflections from Adults on the Spectrum
Addressing the subject of empathy, AANE's Creative Writers' Group and the AANE Artist Collaborative share their first-person perspectives on the topic with powerful written and visual work.

Coming Up...
Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for adults, including a webinar on Healthy Dating Relationships on the Autism Spectrum, a workshop on Creating and Following a Budget with PwC, and much more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
Parents & Families of Individuals on the Spectrum

How I Came to Understand My Son's Empathy
When a child is diagnosed with autism, parents often wonder how or whether their child will have empathy towards others. One parent shares how her experience and understanding of her son's empathy shifted and evolved over time.

Coming Up...
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including the workshop Asperger/Autism 101, a wide variety of open support groups, and more.
Don't miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community

A Better Definition of Empathy
What does empathy really mean? Dr. Nouchine Hadjikhani, MD, PhD, explains how a single term falls short in defining complex concepts and sheds light on ways to understand the intersection of empathy and autism better.
Learn more about AANE programs, support, and training for professionals.
AANE Programs

LifeMAP
Individualized life coaching program for older teens & adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
No matter where an individual may be on their journey of self-discovery, LifeMAP coaches connect with clients where they are and support them as they move toward where they want to be. Learn more.

LifeNet
Independent living support program for adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
LifeNet still has limited openings this spring in MA and CT! New staff are joining the team and starting the intake process shortly. Stay tuned for an update on the NY Metro area later this spring! Learn more.
The Peter M. Friedman
Neurodiverse Couples Institute
Resources for couples.
AANE's 101 for Couples--a self-paced, online course--helps partners understand their neurological differences and have empathy for each other. Use NEUROLOGY35 for a 35% discount in April! Learn more.
AANE is pleased to provide financial assistance to families in New England who are in need. Learn More.

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