This month, AANE community members respond to the many misunderstandings surrounding autism and empathy. Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for each group in our community. For weekly event emails, sign up here!
Last Chance to Register for the Jody Acford Conference!
April 16 is the last day to register to access recorded presentations on benefits and supports for adults with Asperger/autism profiles for Massachusetts and New York audiences. Learn more.
Individuals on the autism spectrum have long been mislabeled as lacking empathy, but have we truly considered what it means for a neurotypical person to have empathy for someone on the spectrum? Executive Director Dania Jekel takes a look at empathy and its complexities from a different angle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.