An adult with an Asperger profile might be eligible for financial support and benefits either based on their disability and/or their income level. These resources can be difficult to navigate, but AANE is here to help you learn how to apply for benefits. We recommend that you browse through these resources and if you still have questions, contact the Adult Services team – we are happy to help you figure out what you need to do next.

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Important Steps to Maintain Your Health Insurance Coverage

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2023 Webinar: How to Find Public Benefits for Adults with Aspergers/Autism in Any State

This free webinar teaches autistic adults in any state how to find public federal and state support programs that provide free or low-cost services to help them reach their immediate and longer-term needs and goals. Eligibility requirements and availability of these services vary significantly by... more

MA Edition – 2022 Jody Acford Conference Presentation Materials

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NY Edition – 2022 Jody Acford Conference Presentation Materials

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2019 DDS Northeast Region Adult Autism Resource Guide

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A comprehensive guide that provides great information to adults on the spectrum and to their familiaries about the process for applying to the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services (DDS) for Adult Autism services. Even if you are not in the Northeast Region of MA DDS, you will find... more

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Finding the right residential situation for an adult child doesn't have to be overwhelming. The authors share decades of experience counseling families on housing options to help parents prepare themselves and their children for a new living arrangement. Discover the universal considerations most... more

Legal Planning For Special Families in Massachusetts: A Family Guide to SSI, Guardianship and Estate…

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Attorney and parent Barbara Jackins' new book is a must have resource for parents of children with special needs and the professionals and advocates who assist them. In an easy-to-read, conversational style, Jackins, the lead author of Special Needs Trust Administration Manual: A Guide for... more

Developing Talents and Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism

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The authors take an in-depth look at entrepreneurship. Using real-life examples, they point out that many of the unique characteristics of individuals on the autism spectrum that lend themselves well to entrepreneurial ventures. The book explores many unnoticed aspects of Vocational Rehabilitation... more

Employment & Social Security Benefits for Adults with Asperger Profiles

Since most children with Asperger profiles appear to require some interventions, supports, or modifications to enable them to succeed in school, it seems reasonable to assume that many adults with Asperger profiles will require at least some supports or special conditions in the workplace. One of... more