Winter Conference Registration Open, AANE’s Annual Appeal, and more…
December 2019: AANE Newsletter
The Road Ahead
As the year draws to a close, AANE is already looking at the road ahead filled with a wide range of programs and services for individuals with Asperger/autism profiles, families, & professionals. Don’t miss AANE’s January conference and other upcoming events for opportunities to learn and connect. Contact us to find out more.
It’s Never Too Late
Many adults receive a diagnosis or discover they relate to the Asperger/autism profile later in life. This can bring much-needed clarity, but can also contribute to a sense of regret on many levels. AANE’s Executive Director Dania Jekel discusses the impact of a late diagnosis on older adults as they process this new information and look to the road ahead.
Teens, young adults, and adults with Asperger’s or similar autism spectrum profiles & their parents/guardians, and professionals will learn about public & private supports for adults living in MA. Navigate housing, healthcare, employment, and more…
“I never had to pretend to be someone else when I was at AANE.”
— Becky, AANE Adult
AANE’s Annual Appeal has launched, and we need your help to reach our $250,000 goal! Donate today on #GivingTuesday or any time throughout this giving season — and your gift will make a difference in the lives of individuals like Becky and thousands of others in our community.
Watertown, MA and Online: AANE will host a special screening of the film, “Autism Goes to College” followed by a discussion with the Executive Producer Dr. Jan Blacher and Dr. Eric Endlich, a specialist in working with college students on the spectrum. Attend in person or stream online!
Help from a LifeMAP Coach is Only a Video Call Away!
Now all of LifeMAP’s programs are available through Online Video Coaching! Whether you would like to learn strategies to reduce the stress of the holiday season, to help build relationships, or to reach another life goal, LifeMAP Online Video Coaching is available anywhere through the convenience of internet-based video conferencing.
Watertown, MA: Adults who are novice players or new to D&D, this is for you! Don’t miss the chance to learn & have fun over an eight-meeting campaign. Read More.
AANE’s Neurodiverse Couples Conference
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, MA + Live Stream
AANE is pleased to welcome back David & Kristen Finch who will speak about their experience as a neurodiverse couple. David is the author of the New York Times best seller, “The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband.” Registration will open soon!
Looking for More?
AANE has many ongoing programs for family members. Check out these upcoming events!
LifeNet Program Expansion: Planning New Groups in MA and NY!
With two, full cohorts of adults successfully enrolled and receiving support in 2019, the LifeNet case management program is now opening enrollment for a third group of adults in Eastern MA to begin in Spring 2020. In addition, planning is underway for new 2020 groups in New York City/Western Long Island and Westchester County, NY to be supported by local Case Managers and Support Partners there. Click below to learn more!
When one or both partners in a relationship are on the autism spectrum, couples counseling has to be different to be effective. Hear from neurodiverse couples on the importance of working with therapists trained to understand their unique challenges.
University researchers and professionals looking for study participants to further autism research often post descriptions on AANE’s website. New studies include the areas of social cognition, eye movements, exploring a therapeutic mobile game, and much more. These optional studies may include individuals with autism and/or family members. Check back frequently as new studies are added regularly.