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May 2019 Newsetter

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In this season of growth, AANE is thrilled to be finalizing arrangements to join forces with AHA this month. While maintaining our successful in-person and online programs, AANE looks forward to this exciting opportunity to expand our community and support to the New York City area. .footer-main-width {width: 590px!important;max-width:... 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