AANE August 2021 Newsletter: Self-Advocacy

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 AANE August 2021 Newsletter:
 Self-Advocacy
Check out these helpful AANE resources!
Adults with Asperger/Autism Profiles
Adults on the Spectrum Discuss Self-Advocacy
What does self-advocacy look like and how is it developed? AANE's Nick Gallop sat down with Stephen Shore, Ed.D. to discuss what self-advocacy has meant in their own lives, and Harper McKenzie shares how her own self-advocacy began at a young age and continues to grow.
Coming Up...
Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for adults, including a new online Modern + Ancient Science, Philosophy, and Consciousness discussion group, a Kaiju interest group, and much more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
Parents & Families of Individuals on the Spectrum
A Journey Toward Self-Advocacy: Perspectives from an Adult Son & His Mom
As autistic children grow to adulthood, the transition from parent advocacy to self-advocacy is unique for each family. Read how Joe and his mom Michele reflect on their process.
Coming Up...
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including new "closed" support groups beginning in September, Asperger/Autism 101, and much more.
Don't miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community
Building Self-Advocacy Skills
Individuals on the spectrum may choose to work on developing their self-advocacy skills with an educator, a therapist, or other professional. LifeMAP coaches share how important this goal can be and ways to support these efforts.
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.
LifeMAP's one-to-one coaching program can help adults and older teens develop self-advocacy skills, move towards greater independence, or reach other life goals they choose. Learn more.
 LifeNet
Independent living support program for adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
AANE's LifeNet program is now seeking applicants for the first LifeNet groups in the New York Metro Area! Register today for one of the free LifeNet Info Sessions on September 20 or September 29!
 The Peter M. Friedman
Neurodiverse Couples Institute
Resources for couples
AANE's self-paced, online course "101 for Couples" can help partners in neurodiverse  relationships understand themselves and their partner better, which is the first step to communicating needs more effectively. Learn more.
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