AANE October 2021 Newsletter: Relationships

  Read stories from AANE community members, and find out about upcoming events!
 AANE October 2021 Newsletter: Relationships
Check out these helpful AANE resources!
 Register Today!
ANNE's Fall 2021 Virtual Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference
October 22 + 23, 2021
Join the entire autism community for a two-day livestream conference featuring:
-- Keynote presentations from Morénike Giwa Onaiwu and Kyle Hill
-- 9 breakout session options
-- Over 20 topic-based virtual discussion groups
Find out about speaker topics, continuing education credits, and more!
Adults with Asperger/Autism Profiles
Mutually Assured Distraction
What makes a neurodiverse relationship work? While every partnership is unique, one neurodiverse couple shares how they met and how they manage several aspects of their life together, including challenges from the ongoing pandemic.
"What I Learned From a Class by and for Autistic People"
by Caroline Reilly, published by Rewire News Group
Check out an article written about AANE's groundbreaking Healthy Relationships course.
Coming Up...
Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for adults, including an online workshop from PwC on Creating and Following a Budget, virtual and in-person HallowEEK events, and much more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
Parents & Families of Individuals on the Spectrum
Dating & Relationships on the Spectrum: A Parent Perspective
Many parents wonder if love and companionship will be a part of their child's life. Two parents reflect on their approach as their son on the spectrum grew into adulthood and entered the relationship world.
Coming Up...
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including closed support groups for parents, the workshop Asperger’s/Autism 101 for Parents, and much more.
Don't miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
Professionals Working with the Asperger/Autism Community
Understanding Neurodiverse Relationships
Grace Myhill, MSW, has years of experience working with people in neurodiverse relationships and training couples therapists. Here she discusses the core elements she addresses with neurodiverse partners and what partners can do to help make their relationship successful.
Learn more about AANE programs, support, and training for professionals.
AANE Programs
Individualized life coaching program for older teens & adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
LifeMAP coaches can help adults and older teens strengthen their communication skills like decoding social cues, which can support them in forming healthy friendships and relationships. Learn more.
Independent living support program for adults with Asperger/autism profiles.
AANE's LifeNet program now has limited openings in Connecticut, and is accepting applicants for the first LifeNet groups in the New York Metro Area! (Missed the latest LifeNet NY info session? Watch the recording!)
The Peter M. Friedman
 Neurodiverse Couples Institute
Resources for couples
Last call! Autistic and neurotypical partners: do you have a story to share? Contribute to a new online course for therapists on physical and emotional intimacy in neurodiverse relationships. Learn more.