Organizations and Corporations

Many organizations and corporations have multiple employees who are either on the autism spectrum or have a family member on the autism spectrum.  Creating autism friendly workplaces requires an understanding of how autism impacts work and the practical strategies and approaches that will lead to a loyal and successful employee. AANE has been employing people on the autism spectrum for over 25 years and understands how to identify and capitalize on an individual’s strengths and incorporate the supports and structure that are needed for success.

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Essential Resources:

Training and Consultation
Asperger/Autism Professional Coaching Association
Speakers Bureau: Individuals on the spectrum available to present on different aspects of the Asperger/autism experience.
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Is it Asperger’s or ADHD?

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It would be much easier for all of us if psychiatric diagnoses fell neatly into one category. And psychiatry would be immeasurably less complicated if we had a “scientific instrument” like an MRI, X-ray or blood test which accurately and consistently assigned people into one or another... more

Creating a Neuro-Inclusive Supervisory Style

02/03/2022
Most supervisors never received explicit instruction in managerial best practices and are thrown into management positions without much, if any, formal training. If you were among those lucky few who did in fact receive explicit training, this instruction likely did not include guidelines for... more

(Neuro)diverse Employment Approaches Serve Everyone

03/04/2021
If you’re an employer in 2021, you’re probably thinking a lot about diversity. You likely know why diversity matters in itself. You may also know that there’s a business case for it. Diversity, particularly diversity of thought, helps an organization solve problems in novel ways and... more

Perspectives on Adult Life: An Adult Panel Discusses Living with AS/ASD (Part 1 of 4)

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AANE LifeMAP Coaches on Coaching

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AANE LifeMAP coaches talk about why and how they coach their Aspergers clients. For Mental Health and Health Care... more

Finding the Square Hole for the Square Peg: Autism and Employment HD – Webinar

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Hiding in Plain Sight: In Our Own Words

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Women with Asperger/Autism Profiles Share their Life Stories These twenty stories were sent to AANE in preparation for the March conference regarding women on the Autism Spectrum. Six of these stories were presented at the conference itself; the rest are now being shared for the very first... more

Asperger’s Syndrome and Humor

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As a doctoral student in psychology thinking about my doctoral project, I wondered if part of the social difficulty experienced by individuals with AS could be attributed to problems navigating the complex language of humor. This idea stemmed from my internship at the Children’s Evaluation Center... more

Aspergers Disorder and Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities: How Are These Two Disorders Related to Each Other?

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There is clearly a great deal of overlap between Aspergers Disorder (AD) and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities (NVLD), so much so that it is possible that the symptoms of each describe the same group of children from different perspectives—AD from either a psychiatric/behavioral perspective, and... more

Brain Imaging Studies in Autism Spectrum Disorders

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For the past ten years our research laboratory, now located at the Boston University School of Medicine, has been conducting brain imaging studies on children and adults with autism or Asperger Syndrome (referred to here as ASD) in collaboration with colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital using magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI. When we... more

Developing Self-Advocacy Skills: An Integral Aspect of Transition Planning

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Adolescence is an important time of growth in any young person’s life. It’s a vulnerable time, during which self-esteem can be exceedingly fragile. For teens with AS, HFA or PDD, the quality of support and education they receive during this formative period can make or break future success as... more

Getting to Know You: Teens Using Self-Knowledge to “Get a Life”

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Frequently, despite highly developed cognitive skills, underdeveloped independent living and social/communication skills prevent AS teens and adults from getting the life they desire and deserve—but there are things you can do to improve the situation, and it all starts with getting to know... more

Not Another Role Play!

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Getting a teen to join a social/pragmatic skills group is challenging, although it should be the next step after becoming aware of and accepting social difficulties. Many teens who struggle with social pragmatics have already spent a lifetime of feeling different. This is especially true of the bright adolescents who are very aware of others and... more

Social Skills and Behavior in Children with Asperger Syndrome: An Educational Perspective

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Children who experience social success are those who are able to accurately assess a situation, recognize what is expected and appropriate, and act in a way that “goes with the flow” of what is going on. Some children seem to be able to do this almost magically. As social dynamics shift subtly from one situation to the next, these children... more

Using Music to Enhance Communication for the Child with Asperger Syndrome

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Sam is a 12-year old boy with Asperger Syndrome. He had recently been rejected from a private school specializing in Asperger Syndrome for being “too low functioning.” His mother, a professional musician, knew Sam had much musical talent but had yet to find anyone who could teach him how to read music. At our first meeting, she also expressed... more