AANE community members share their personal perspectives on neurodiverse relationships in which one or both partners have an Asperger/autism profile. Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for each group in our community. For weekly event emails, sign up here!
Read AANE's Annual Report to learn about the incredible growth and change in our community that defined this year, and how we responded to meet new challenges and needs.
In her last newsletter message, Executive Director Dania Jekel reflects on the tremendous privilege it has been to serve the Asperger/autism community. She also shares her gratitude for the relationships she has formed and the support the organization has received along the way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.