This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member.
AANE's renowned Jody Acford Conference presents comprehensive information on the public and private benefits, services, and supports available to adults on the spectrum in Massachusetts and New York and is available to the entire community: individuals with Asperger/autism profiles, family, friends, and professionals.
This year's conference topics include financial planning and guardianship alternatives, healthcare, housing, post-secondary educational and vocational supports, social security, and more!
Presentations will be available to watch live on the days of the conference or post-conference via recordings which will be available to registrants for the time frames outlined below:
- MA Edition - March 14 - May 9, 2022
- NY Edition - April 4 - May 30, 2022
AANE offers free and discounted admission. To inquire further, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We appreciate our sponsors who help make this possible.
Autism In Real Life
Autism In Real Life is dedicated to offering insights into the joys and challenges of living with autism. You will hear others share their experiences and expertise. These personal stories and interviews will inspire as well as empower you to try new tools and be a better advocate so you can see the unique gifts and talents of individuals on the autism spectrum fully recognized.
NESCA (Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents)
55 Chapel Street, Suite 202 Newton, MA 02458
Additional offices: Londonderry, NH, and Plainville, MA
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of Massachusetts and Rhode Island
50 Cabot Street, Suite 206, Needham, MA 02494
331 Waterman Street, Suite 158E, Providence, RI 02906
Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (PLAN of MA & RI) is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization proudly serving people with all types of disabilities. Since 1971, our team of compassionate professional trustees, licensed social workers, attorneys and investment experts help people with challenges live their best lives.
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center
1040 Whalley Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515
203-397-1714 ext. 185
Chapel Haven Schleifer Center is a nationally accredited transitional living program located in New Haven, Connecticut that offers comprehensive, individualized services for adults with developmental and social disabilities who desire independence. We appreciate that independence, more than living on one’s own, means having the freedom to pursue a life of fulfillment and define for oneself what that fulfillment means. We provide services in support of that pursuit, including residential programs, virtual learning, day programs, recreation, vocational training, and a host of other options to meet the unique needs of each adult.
College Internship Program (CIP)
40 Main St, Suite 3, Lee, MA 01238
We’re CIP and we’ve been helping young adults with autism and learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living since 1984. CIP Berkshire offers support services for young adults on the Autism spectrum and with ADHD and other learning differences as they transition to college, employment, and independent living. Make Friends. Adapt To Change. Live Independently.
Milestones Day School & Transition Program
410 Totten Pond Road, Floor 2
Waltham, MA 02451
Main Office: 781-895-3200
Milestones Day School & Transition Program is a therapeutic school located in Waltham, MA, serving students ages 5-22. Our students are frequently diagnosed with autism and may also present with ADHD, anxiety, and other mental health issues or SLDs. Students are provided with challenging academics by certified teachers in a therapeutic milieu staffed by psychologists, OTs, SLPs, and BCBAs. Employment and community skills are also included for older students.
Live More Simply, Inc
Stuart N. Robinson, Ph.D. - Licensed Psychologist
Live More Simply, Inc.
5454 La Sierra Drive, Suite 201
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 888-923-2256 Fax: 888-923-2256
We specialize in testing and diagnosing adults with Asperger's/Autism/ASD. As clinical neuropsychologists, we apply our patient's test results to customized and individualized therapy, counseling, and coaching and for making recommendations for medications and for the workplace as well as college accommodations. We also treat the conditions that challenge their autism including ADHD, dyslexia and other learning differences, and anxiety disorders like OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, sleep disorders, and other disorders.
115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478; 617-855-3141
23 Isaac Street, Middleborough, MA 02346; 774-419-1000
18 Claremont Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476; 617-855-2124
Pathways Academy at McLean Hospital is a year-round, therapeutic day school developed to meet the social, sensory, psychological, and educational needs of children and adolescents ages 6 through 22 with autism spectrum disorders. Pathways uses a social-pragmatic approach to help students successfully learn social-pragmatic, social-emotional, and academic skills within a low-stress, therapeutic school setting.