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AANE is the go-to organization for professionals supporting the autism community.

AANE offers training, consultation, resources, information and networking. Find information and practical guidance about employment, mental health, diagnosis, and other topics in our Autism Info & FAQs section.

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Interested in learning more about autism? Want to create a neurodiversity affirming workplace, school or mental health practice? Schedule a training event with us today!

Services & Programs

AANE has services and programs in individual or group settings to inform, support, and develop your professional skills and community. Find opportunities below for you to grow and connect as a professional.

Featured Articles

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Who We Are and How We Show Up in Our Work With Neurodivergent Individuals

Aug 18, 2023

Autism in Women and Girls

By: AANE Staff | Aug 18, 2023

Are Autistic Students Traumatized in School?

By: Marcia Eckerd, PhD. | Nov 03, 2022

Looking Both Ways: Standing at the Intersection of Race & Disability

By: Gyasi Burks-Abbott, MS | Aug 17, 2023

Autism and Depression

By: Brenda Dater, MSW, MPH | May 04, 2023

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Topics for Professionals

The more you learn about autism, the better the chances that you will be able to work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support with Autistic individuals and their families. Learn more by reading AANE’s curated content on topics for professionals.

What is autism?

In contrast to a medical-model lens, a neurodiversity-affirming lens recognizes that neurodiversity – the diversity of human brains – is normal, expected and enriches our communities.

Mental Health

Many Autistic individuals experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Caring for your mental health as an Autistic individual is unique.

Life Skills

Life skills are needed to perform daily tasks such as personal hygiene, housekeeping, time management, and financial budgeting. Performing these tasks every day can be exhausting.

Intersectional Identities

Research has shown that autism is often underdiagnosed in women and girls, as well as individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, and trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse individuals.

Disclosure / Self-Advocacy

Disclosure and self-advocacy are valuable tools to navigate the challenges of daily life and receive the support and accommodations needed to thrive.

Government Benefits

Autistic individuals in the United States may be eligible for government benefits.

Find information and practical guidance about parenting, mental health, diagnosis, and other topics in our Autism Info & FAQs section.

Events for Professionals

AANE’s conferences and webinars are opportunities to connect and learn from and ask questions of experts. Find activities and events that are of interest to you.

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