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AANE’s Virtual Annual Meeting – Featuring a Conversation about Autism and Gender Identity with Dr. Meredith Maroney, PhD, and Nicki Gallop, 6/14/22, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

06/14/2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Free

DESCRIPTION: Today, AANE is more inclusive, accessible, and in demand than ever before. Join us for a brief report from Executive Director Brenda Dater about the incredible growth and change that has defined this year.

Then, enjoy Dr. Meredith Maroney, PhD, in conversation with AANE’s own Nicki Gallop as they discuss the intersection of autism and gender identity.

SPEAKERS Dr. Meredith Maroney, PhD and Nicki Gallop


Dr. Meredith Maroney, PhD (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary and a Licensed Psychologist. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston and completed her doctoral internship at the University at Albany’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Her research and clinical interests are in the areas of sexual orientation, gender diversity, autism, and intervention development.

Nicki Gallop (she/they) is the Adult Services Facilitation Specialist at AANE and a published author specializing in helping young autistic adults. In this capacity, she has worked with autistic individuals, parents, and universities. She has published two articles, one of which explores the intersection of gender identity and autism, the other of which explores healthy relationships between autistic individuals. Nicki is also an artist and musician.

AUDIENCE: This event is intended for everyone in the AANE community.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

TIME: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

WHERE: Online via Zoom

COST: Free

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


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.

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Erica Remi
617-393-3824, ext. 47