Hear from AANE community members on the subject of self-advocacy for individuals on the autism spectrum. Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for each group in our community. For weekly event emails, sign up here!
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All parents can worry about their parenting, but parents of autistic children often feel a great deal of anxiety about whether or not they are doing what's best. Executive Director Dania Jekel takes a look at the common areas that cause parental stress and looks at ways to let go of the worry.
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.
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.
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.
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.