2023 Jody Acford Conference Sponsors

This conference is named in loving memory of Jody Acford -- dedicated parent and AANE community & board member.

AANE's landmark 2023 Virtual Jody Acford Conference will include live and recorded presentations on public and private benefits, services, and supports available to adults on the spectrum for residents in Massachusetts, New York, and nationwide.

We appreciate our sponsors who help make this possible.


College Internship Program (CIP)

40 Main St, Suite 3, Lee, MA 01238
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CIP is a private transition program empowering young adults with autism and other learning differences to find success. We’ve been helping young adults on the autism spectrum and with learning differences find success in college, employment, and independent living in our centers across the US since 1984. Our vision is to challenge the norms of what people with learning differences can achieve.

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!

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of Massachusetts and Rhode Island

Two Adams Place, 859 Willard St Suite 110, Quincy, MA 02169
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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. 


Future Centered Care


At Future Centered Care we partner with our clients to curate meaningful, supportive, and secure systems of care - for now, and into the future.  We provide concierge case management services for adults with IDD transitioning out of school and/or out of their family home.  We oversee care as parents age, partnering with siblings and other team members to build, grow, and sustain the life the adult wants to live.


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Aspire

Lurie Center
1 Maguire Road
Lexington, MA 02421

Aspire, a MassGeneral Hospital program, specializes in helping children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum achieve success. Our programming is uniquely designed to help participants with Asperger profiles develop positive self-awareness, stress management and social competency skills so they can succeed at home, school, work and in community settings.