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AANE Webinar: Helping your Child Become a Self-Advocate – The Role of Parents and Family Members, 7/22/21, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

July 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm, $25

DESCRIPTION: Join us for a virtual panel discussion featuring parents of adults on the spectrum. Hear their stories and insights from their parenting journey. How did they talk with their child about disclosure? How did they navigate their child’s journey into young adulthood? Register now for the opportunity to hear from our panelists and ask your questions!

TIME: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

HOST: Brenda Dater, MPH, MSW and Michele Cantara

SPEAKER BIOSLynne Mitchell is a clinical social worker and is currently the clinical director of Granite Academy, a middle/high school that serves students with social-emotional needs as well as students with ASD. Lynne has been specializing in AS professionally even before she was faced with AS at home. She has been presenting to parent groups and at conferences giving both the perspective of the child and the parent as they face the ups and downs that come with living with AS as both a child and parent.

Lisa Stringfellow is a middle-school teacher and mother to three young adults on the spectrum. Lisa writes middle-grade fiction and her debut fantasy A Comb of Wishes will be published on February 8, 2022, by HarperCollins/Quill Tree Books. She received the inaugural Kweli Color of Children’s Literature Manuscript Award in 2019 for the novel manuscript. Her professional work has appeared in Edutopia, Education Week, and Independent Teacher Magazine. Lisa lives and works in Massachusetts with her children and two bossy cats.

COST: $25

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:  For programs and events that require a fee, financial assistance is available and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Discounted registration buttons can be found on some registration pages.  To inquire about financial aid for a program or event, contact events@aane.org.  If you are able, please consider donating the cost of registration so that someone in financial need can attend.

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. Registrants can access the recorded presentation for 30 days.

Register: $25 (full price)

Register: $18.75 (25% off)

Register: $12.50 (50% off)

Register: $6.25 (75% off)

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.


July 22
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Stephanie Birkdale, AANE
617-393-3824 x232