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FILLED – AANE Webinar: Building Meaningful Connections – The Importance of Building a Provider Team, 9/24/20, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

September 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am, $10.00








Registration is at capacity. This event is full.

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020

TIME: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EDT

WHERE: Online

HOSTS: Catie Ryan + Melissa Regan

COST: $10 per person


A strong team of providers can be a key element to success in transition-age years for adults on the autism spectrum. Yet, when young adults leave the school system, transition to adult medical care, and other adult services, a provider team can change dramatically. This webinar will discuss common key providers for transition-age adults on the spectrum, tips for identifying the right providers, and how to keep – or better place – the adult at the center of their own team.


Cathryn (Catie) Ryan is LifeNet’s newest Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate. Catie is a licensed occupational therapist who most recently served as an OT supervisor for a respected Massachusetts-based multi-service provider, winning multiple organizational awards for “going above and beyond.” Catie did clinical fieldwork at the Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), and is a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellow. She earned a BA with honors in human development/family studies and psychology from the University of Connecticut, and an MS in occupational therapy from Boston University.

Melissa Regan is LifeNet’s inaugural Clinical Case Manager/Personal Advocate. As a licensed occupational therapist, Melissa has clinical experience supporting independence for adults who face a variety of physical, cognitive, medical, and environmental barriers. Since 2012, Melissa has worked with adults on the autism spectrum across areas of everyday life in their homes, in their communities, and as a manager to residential support staff. Prior to joining the LifeNet team, Melissa did clinical fieldwork at, and then per diem OTR/L support for, the top-ranked Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital network. She earned a BA with honors in sociology from the University of Notre Dame, and an MS with honors in occupational therapy from Boston University.

Please register by Wednesday, September 23, 2020



September 24
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232