Thank You to Our 2022 Conference Sponsors

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

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

Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA) is a team of expert clinicians who provide neuropsychological evaluations, psychological testing, postsecondary transition services, speech and language services, educational consultation, psychoeducational counseling and integrative treatment services. At our Newton and Plainville, MA, and Londonderry, NH locations, we help create the roadmap that allows people – from infancy through adulthood – to rewrite the script of their lives and create a path forward!


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
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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.


McLean Hospital

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
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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.