AANE January 2021 Newsletter: Perspectives

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AANE January 2021 Newsletter: Perspectives
New to AANE? Here are some helpful AANE resources.
AANE’s Winter 2021 On-Demand Jody Acford Conference
Content Available February 24 – April 30, 2021
AANE is expanding its annual conference on benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles! This essential conference will provide recorded presentations in both Massachusetts and New York editions.
📣 Sponsor AANE’s Winter Conference! Read about sponsorship levels and benefits.
Adults with Asperger/Autism Profiles
A Late Diagnosis, Questions Answered, and Self-Acceptance
AANE community member Sam Farmer reflects on his experience learning he was on the autism spectrum as an adult and the valuable perspective it gave him.
Coming Up…
Click here for the most recent listing of events, support groups, and social activities, including virtual game nights, a Massachusetts Outdoor Enthusiasts Club, a webinar on driving, and much more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
Parents & Families of Individuals on the Spectrum
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Two Sibling Perspectives
There are many aspects to sibling relationships that evolve over time. Two individuals share their honest, personal perspectives on their relationship with their sibling on the spectrum.
Curious about parent support groups?
In this video, two parents share what they discovered in AANE parent support groups. To learn about available groups, click the Upcoming Events + Support Groups: Parents/Families button below.
Coming Up…
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including free Community Connection Sessions, a new social/support group for teens on the spectrum, and much more.
Don’t miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community
Professional Development: Learning from First-Person Perspectives
Most licensed professionals working with the autism community are required to earn continuing education credit, but how does the content offered represent the voices of the people they serve? AANE’s Janet Barbieri makes the case for greater inclusion of first-person perspectives.
LifeMAP coaches and members of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaching Association are helping their clients with life goals both large and small. Check out how one client shared a delicious accomplishment!
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.
Did you know LifeMAP coaches assist adults on the spectrum with life goals like employment? Learn how LifeMAP can help.
LifeNet
Independent living support program for adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
Learn more about the support and peace of mind LifeNet MA, LifeNet CT, and LifeNet NY Metro can offer, plus updated timelines and how to enroll!
The Peter M. Friedman
Neurodiverse Couples Institute
Resources for couples.
Neurodiversity can create unique relationship challenges. Learn about online courses for couples therapists and neurodiverse partners.
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