AANE’s Winter 2021 Jody Acford Conference Sponsors

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

AANE Thanks Our Generous Conference Sponsors

This annual AANE conference covers benefits and supports for adults with Asperger and similar autism profiles. This year, AANE has created an expanded, pre-recorded conference for both MA and NY audiences, which will be available to registrants from February 24, 2021, through April 30, 2021. Learn more on the Conference Details page.

We thank our sponsors who help make this possible.


Birch Family Services

104 West 29th Street, Third Floor
New York, NY 10001

 For over 45 years, Birch Family Services has provided individualized, person-centered services for people with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. We help navigate significant transitions across the life cycle and offer early childhood and school-age education, residential and community programming, employment supports, and professional development trainings. Today, our educational and long-term supports serve more than 2,000 individuals daily in 30 locations across New York City.

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
Contact Us

Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of Massachusetts and Rhode Island (PLAN of MA & RI) is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization proudly serving people will 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
Request info

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.

College Internship Program (CIP)

Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA)

55 Chapel Street, Suite 202, Newton, MA 02458; 617-658-9800
60 Man Mar Drive, Suite 8, Plainville, MA 02762; 617-658-9800
75 Gilcreast Road, Suite 305, Londonderry, NH 03053; 603-818-8526

NESCA is a collaborative, dedicated pediatric neuropsychology practice and integrative treatment center with offices in Newton and Plainville, MA, and Londonderry, NH. Our work helps to build the roadmap that allows people to rewrite the script of their lives. We help create a new path forward—from infancy through adulthood.

Threshold Program at Lesley University

29 Everett Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
800-999-1959 ext. 8181 or 617-349-8181

Lesley University Threshold Program is the nation’s oldest and largest continuously operating college-based transition program that combines a residential experience on-campus with employment training. Students in the Threshold Program join campus clubs and teams, while focusing upon a curriculum that emphasizes the acquisition of employment, independent, and community engagement skills.


Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Aspire

Lurie Center, 1 Maguire Road, Lexington, MA 02421

MGH Aspire offers social groups, summer camp and special events for children, teens and adults. Our strengths-based approach benefits all participants, allowing them to feel accepted and valued for their unique qualities.


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
Contact Us

McLean Hospital is home to two 766 specialized day schools.  Pathways Academy provides education and support for autism spectrum disorder and The Arlington School features academics and support for students that have struggled with anxiety and/or depression. Both schools strive to help students to thrive emotionally and academically.

Sunrise Speech and Language Services

70 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 500, Valley Stream, NY 11581
(516) 218-7928

Sunrise Speech and Language Services offer individual and group tween, teen, and adult services to improve verbal and non-verbal social communication skills, use of language to facilitate social problem solving, and facilitate relationship development.