AANE June 2021 Newsletter: Reflections on 25 Years



 AANE June 2021 Newsletter:
Reflections on 25 Years
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 ANNE's Summer 2021 Virtual Conference
June 26, 2021
From scriptwriting to casting and directing, creating authentic autistic characters for television & film is a collaborative process both on and off screen. Join us for a star-studded lineup of actors and professionals in the industry as they discuss what it takes to create authentic autistic representation in TV and film. This conference will be live streamed, and a recording will be available for registrants to access through July 30.
Adults with Asperger/Autism Profiles
Reflections from the Adult Community
Some autistic individuals discover AANE as an adult and some have grown up connected to the organization. Adam and Caitlin share their unique perspectives as they look back over the years and provide advice to the community.
Coming Up...
Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for adults, including a workshop on creating and following a budget with PwC, a webinar discussing pornography, and more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
Parents & Families of Individuals on the Spectrum
Reflections from the Parent Community
When a child of any age is diagnosed with autism, parents have their own unique journey of learning, growing, and navigating how best to support their child. Stella discovered AANE over 23 years ago and discusses her parenting experience as her son grew to adulthood.
Coming Up...
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including a webinar on special needs trusts, closed support groups for parents of adults, and more.
Don't miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community
Reflections from the Professional Community
The ways in which professionals work with individuals on the spectrum have changed over the years. As a psychologist connected to AANE from its beginning, Dr. Carol Singer explains what she has learned throughout her career working with the autism community.
Learn more about AANE programs, support, and training for professionals.
AANE Programs
Established in 2008
Individualized life coaching program for older teens & adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
Recognizing the importance and effectiveness of one-on-one coaching, AANE started the LifeMAP program to support and empower individuals on the spectrum and help them reach their goals. Learn more.
Established in 2018
The Peter M. Friedman
Neurodiverse Couples Institute: resources for couples and training for therapists.
After years of supporting couples and partners through groups and consultations, AANE formalized and expanded its work with couples, and developed specialized courses for therapists. Learn more.

Established in 2019
Independent living support program for adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
When the community needed adult assistance beyond existing services, AANE created LifeNet to provide adults on the spectrum and their families with support and peace of mind. Learn more.


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