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September 2019: AANE Newsletter

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Fall Conference Registration Open, Support Groups Begin, and more... September 2019: AANE Newsletter Take Action The end of summer is a great time to take advantage... more

AANE Dedicates The Elsa Abele Training Center

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As the culmination of an effort that began in early 2019, more than 75 people gathered at AANE on Saturday, July 13 to officially dedicate the newly updated Elsa Abele Training Center. The ceremony featured testimonials from friends, students, colleagues, and loved ones of Elsa, in addition to AANE leadership and those whose lives she touched... more

August 2019 Newsletter

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  New Support Groups, Save the Date for the Fall Conference, and more... August 2019: AANE Newsletter Plan & Prepare Whether you are ready to enter a new... more

July 2019 Newsletter

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  AANE Conference for Educators, Summer Social Events, and more... July 2019: AANE Newsletter Rest & Renew The summer months can often provide a... more

June 2019 Newsletter

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  AANE Joins Forces with AHA, Summer Conference for Educators, and more... June 2019 Newsletter A Vision for the Future AANE has been committed to helping... more

Press Release: New York’s Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA) Joins Forces with the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)

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Watertown, MA - June 7, 2019 -  The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), an organization based in Watertown, MA serving the Asperger/autism community, is thrilled to announce that the Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA), an organization with offices in New York City and Long Island, is now affiliated with AANE.  The... more

Watertown non-profit to host autism-friendly gala

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By Angela Thoma Posted Apr 17, 2019 at 2:00 PM A gala may present many challenges for someone on the autism spectrum. It may be loud and crowded, which can be uncomfortable and overwhelming. For someone with autism spectrum disorder, a gala’s unpredictable nature of meeting new people and having spontaneous conversation can also cause... more

Disability curriculum encourages Milton students to ‘celebrate differences’

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By Mary Whitfill The Patriot Ledger Posted Apr 7, 2019 at 2:52 PM Updated Apr 8, 2019 at 7:50 AM     MILTON — When Elizabeth Avery was a student in the 1970s, she said she was picked on, chosen last for sports and often looked at strangely by both adults and children her own age. She didn’t know how to fit in,... more

Wellesley man sees first-ever autism-friendly gala as a step forward

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By Cathy Brauner The Wellesley Townsman, Wellesley, MA, April 9, 2019 Aaron Levinger knew from a very early age that he was different from the kids around him. Daily routines that didn’t bother other students posed challenges for him. “The cafeteria was really hard for me,” he remembers. When lunch was over, a staff member would... more

“On the spectrum: WPI prof urges neurodiversity in tech hiring” Worcester Telegram & Gazette

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By Scott O’Connell, Telegram & Gazette Staff Feb 26, 2019 at 7:05 PM - WORCESTER – Jay Cahill, co-founder of Bluefin Technology Partners in Worcester, wouldn’t say no to a job applicant who might be a little different. “We’re looking for folks who have the right experience,” he said, including neurodiverse people. “I’ve... more

Press Release: AANE to Host First-of-Its-Kind Autism-Friendly Gala

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Watertown, MA - March 5, 2019 - The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), a non-profit organization that works with individuals, families, and professionals to improve the lives of those with Asperger/autism profiles, is proud to announce it will be holding the first-of-its-kind autism-friendly gala. The event, titled the AANE Uncommon... more