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AANE Webinar: Healthy Dating Relationships on the Autism Spectrum: Finding Joy and Staying Safe, 4/26/21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

April 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, $25

DESCRIPTION: All people need education about what makes a dating relationship healthy, unhealthy or abusive—and for some people on the spectrum, it can be even more challenging to figure out how to meet people, get to know them, set and respect boundaries, and recognize the signs if it is time for the relationship to end. In this one hour webinar, co-facilitators of the AANE Healthy Relationships on the Autism Spectrum (HEARTS) workshop will offer tips and advice. Join this conversation with Dr. Emily Rothman, an expert in healthy relationships promotion with over 20 years of research and practice experience, and Ms. Brandy Haberer, an adult on the autism spectrum married to an autistic person, social media and community manager of an autistic relationships app or dating app, and host of the popular Chronic Couple podcast. Together they will offer insights and suggestions based on research, teaching, and lived experience.

WHEN: Monday, April 26, 2021

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST:  Dr. Emily Rothman and Brandy Haberer

BIO: Brandy Haberer, is an artist and professional singer living in Asheville, NC. She is also the social media and communications manager for Hikiapp.com, which is a friendship and dating app for the Autistic community. Brandy and her husband have a podcast called “The Chronic Couple,” to share their unfiltered perspective as adults on the spectrum living with chronic health conditions. Brandy loves spending time with their mini-schnauzer Scarlett, singing, making art and working full time as an autistic and disability rights activist. She is the co-facilitator of the Healthy Relationships on the Spectrum (HEARTS) workshop offered through AANE.

COST: $25

CAPACITY: 100 participants

REGISTRATION: Advanced registration is required.  After you have registered, a confirmation email is sent with a link to attend the program. Registrants who do not receive the confirmation email should check their email spam folder. Registration closes 24 hours prior to the event or first session. Early registration is highly recommended as many programs fill quickly.

This webinar will be recorded. If you are not available during the live presentation, registrants will receive the video link to access the recording of the presentation two business days after the session ends.

The registration for this event has ended.

EVENT & GROUP INFORMATION: All AANE programming is currently online. The following terms are used for different audience specifications:

  • “Open” events/groups may have different participants joining from session to session and “Closed” events/groups have the same participants for a set number of sessions.

CODES OF CONDUCT: Participants at AANE events are expected to act respectfully toward other participants and group facilitators. AANE reserves the right to deny admission to and/or ask individual participants to leave an event. For more information see FAQS.

TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The online platform for the event/program will be listed in the confirmation email from AANE. For assistance with Zoom, please visit the Zoom Help Center prior to the event to become familiar with the platform.


April 26
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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