AANE strives to be a place of support and understanding for the entire Asperger/autism community. To see upcoming events, look for the buttons in the sections below, which link to complete listings for our community. To receive weekly event emails for adults and families, sign up here!
AANE's Winter On-Demand Jody Acford Conference
AANE is expanding its annual conference on benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles! Recorded presentations available for Massachusetts and New York audiences. Learn more.
We may know there can be profound differences between individuals on the spectrum, but do we still hold on to limiting stereotypes? Executive Director Dania Jekel looks at this potential gap in our understanding, the harm it can cause, and how to keep from making false assumptions.
The Uncommon Gala moves online for an interactive, live stream game night featuring friendly competition, home-delivered treats, and fabulous prizes. Join us for AANE's largest fundraising event of the year, and help sustain AANE's vital programs and services.
As AANE celebrates its 25th year, we are highlighting key moments and contributions. In 2017, AANE held the conference Aging with Aspergers, which explored the unique issues those on the spectrum face as they age. Community member Mark Goodman shared his moving story of growing up in a different time and being diagnosed at age 70.
Are you facing disagreements on the weekends because you and your child on the spectrum have different ideas about how time should be spent? Check out some tips to improve understanding and add peace to your Saturdays and Sundays.
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including the Perspectives on College Life panel of students and graduates, free Asperger/Autism 101 Workshop for Parents and Guardians, and much more.
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community
Understanding Neurodiversity in a Relationship
Neurodiverse relationships can have unique challenges, and couples therapists with only traditional training may not be fully prepared to help effectively. Read or listen to an enlightening interview with AANE's Grace Myhill as she shares key points on neurodiverse couples therapy.
Coach to Coach: Five Tips for Helping Clients During COVID
Many professionals working with individuals on the autism spectrum have had to address new issues and find alternative strategies. LifeMAP Coaches share five points to help clients during this difficult time.