Date Published: 10/22/2018
This introductory presentation will provide a detailed overview of the traits associated with Asperger Syndrome or related Autism Spectrum profiles (PDD-NOS, High Functioning Autism, ASD, Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Social Communication Disorder) in adults. Although people diagnosed with these conditions share some characteristics, each person is unique. Topics covered in this webinar will include: -Attributes, strengths, and challenges of Asperger Syndrome or related profiles. -Strategies to build on the strengths and mitigate the challenges. -Strategic disclosure. Jamie Freed, MSW, LICSW, is Director of Adult Services at AANE and Clinical Supervisor of AANE’s Life Management Assistance Program (LifeMAP) for adults with Asperger Syndrome or related profiles. Jamie provides information, consultation, and support services for adults with AS and their families and she works with employers and funding agencies to promote opportunities for adults with AS in the workplace. Jamie is a frequent presenter on issues important to adults with AS. She received her BS from Cornell University and her MSW from Boston University.