Job Opportunities

AANE is currently seeking to fill the following positions:

LifeMAP – Life Management Coach

Are you looking for a part-time job with flexible hours and wonderful clients? Do you want to help empower adults with Asperger Syndrome (AS) to increase their independence and succeed in life?

As a Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) coach, you will provide practical assistance to adults with AS and similar autism spectrum profiles.  Our clients are bright and interesting people who may need assistance in one or more areas of independent living, interpersonal skills, community integration, education, and employment.  Coaching takes place one-on-one and is highly individualized, with a focus on identifying and progressively overcoming the specific barriers that stand in the way of each client’s success.

Hours are flexible and can be built around your schedule. You may choose to work with anywhere from 5 to 15 clients, or 5-15 hours of active coaching per week.  In addition, newly hired coaches participate in a comprehensive initial training, receive ongoing supervision in person and via video conferencing, and telephone and email support.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide intensive, individualized coaching to adults diagnosed with AS or related conditions
  • Meet with clients in their homes, their communities, or the AANE main office
  • Create goal-specific contracts to guide the work being done
  • Administer pre-tests to determine baseline skills
  • Re-evaluate at regular intervals to assess clients’ progress
  • Administer post-tests at completion of work agreed upon in contract
  • Record status/progress of clients tasks regularly
  • Help clients expand their support networks
  • Communicate with clients’ existing support networks
  • Attend coaches’ quarterly meetings
  • Attend coaches’ clinical hour video conferences
Work Experience Requirements:
  • Previous experience in a coaching or mentoring role preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of clients, their families, and other services providers
  • Basic computer/internet user skills required
  • Understanding of a career development process required
Education / Personal Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree in a related field is required or extensive field experience with minimum of a Bachelor’s degree
  • Deep knowledge of Asperger Syndrome or related conditions in adults, with the desire to learn more (life experience is a bonus)
  • Flexibility
  • Patience
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to AANE’s mission and values
Contact: Nataliya Poto - LifeMAP Program Director Email:

Application components required:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of degree
  • Contact information for three professional references

Child and Teen Services Family Support Specialist (20 hours/week)

Job Description 

The Child and Teen Services Family Support Specialist is responsible for providing information, support, and resources to parents and other family members of children and teens with Asperger’s and related autism spectrum profiles. This can be done through scheduled phone calls, emails, or in person. Parent coaching and Individualized Education Program (IEP) reviews can be provided in person or through phone or video appointments. The family support specialist is an integral part of the Child and Teen Services team and participates in program planning and implementation. The family support specialist  is supervised by the Child and Teen Services Director. 

 Primary responsibilities​ ​include:  

  • Information, referral and support via phone, email or in person to parents and other family members and professionals working with children and teens with Asperger profiles 
  • Parent Coaching 
  • IEP Reviews 
  • Online and/or in person support group facilitation for parents 
  • Attend organization-wide conferences and programs throughout the year 
  • Participate in child and teen services team meetings and support overall goals of department. 


  • Master's degree in related field (Mental Health Counselor, School Psychologist, Educator, Speech and Language Pathologist, Social Worker, etc.) with at least 2 years related experience preferred. Personal and professional experience considered in lieu of Master’s degree. 
  • Experience and deep understanding of special education, including the development, review and implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans.
  • Experience with individuals with Asperger’s and/or related autism profiles 
  • Experience working with parents 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn and use technology

To apply for the position please submit a resume and cover letter to Director of Child and Teen Services, Nancy Parker at