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AANE Webinar: Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Autism
July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, $25.00
WHEN: Monday, July 22, 2019: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (EST)
HOST: AANE Staff with Eva Mendes and Meredith Maroney
WHAT: Individuals who are autistic and diverse in sexual orientation and/or gender identity (LGBTQ+ identified) have unique experiences and challenges, but are often misunderstood. In this webinar, based on their new book, Gender Identity, Sexuality, and Autism, Eva Mendes and Meredith Maroney will share personal experiences, and discuss emerging research on the intersection of autism and LGBTQ+ identities. There will also be one adult sharing their first person story after Eva and Meredith’s presentation
Eva Mendes is an Asperger/autism specialist, psychotherapist, and couples counselor based in Arlington, MA who works exclusively with autistic individuals, their partners, and families. She is the author of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger’s Syndrome and Gender Identity, Sexuality and Autism, which she co-authored with Meredith Maroney. Her website is www.eva-mendes.com.
Meredith Maroney is a doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research and clinical interests are focused on LGBTQ+ identities and concerns, autism, and psychotherapy interventions. Beginning in August, she will be completing her doctoral internship at the University at Albany Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
Please register by Sunday, July 21, 2019.