2024 Virtual Jody Acford Conference Sponsors

AANE Thanks Our Generous 2024 Conference Sponsors!

This year’s virtual Jody Acford Conference: Building Interdependence: Practical Tools for Neurodivergent Adulthood on Friday, March 8, 2024, from 11:00 AM – 4:30 PM ET will provide valuable insights and practical tools for Autistic and other Neurodivergent individuals navigating the complexities of adulthood.

Emphasizing the importance of interdependence, AANE will offer a day of learning designed to foster capability and confidence in adulthood, including information on healthcare, financial literacy, housing, and more.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Conference Details

Platinum Sponsors

55 Chapel Street, Suite 202
Newton, MA 02458
[email protected]

Additional offices & service areas:
Plainville, MA 
Hingham, MA
Londonderry, NH
Brooklyn, NY area
Burlington, VT area

NESCA is a team of expert clinicians who provide neuropsychological /neurodevelopmental evaluations, psychological testing, postsecondary transition assessment, planning, and services, coaching services (executive function, life skill, career, pre-college, and parent), speech & language evaluation, OT evaluation & consultation, psychoeducational counseling, and integrative treatment services. Together, we help create the roadmap that allows people – from infancy through adulthood – to rewrite the script of their lives and create a new path forward!

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

331 Waterman St., Suite 225W
Providence, RI 02906


Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of MA & RI is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization that proudly serves those with disabilities – life-long or related to illness, injury, or age – helping to preserve assets, protect access to public benefits, and most importantly, to live well. We operate as a Special Needs Trustee by providing quality trustee/fiduciary services to individuals and their families through sound, thoughtful trust administration and compassionate, caring social service support.

Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), is a leading health, wealth and investment company offering products, solutions and technologies that help its 14.7 million individual, workplace and institutional clients become well planned, well invested and well protected. Voya also is purpose-driven and committed to conducting business in a way that is economically, ethically, socially and environmentally responsible. Learn about the Voya Cares program.

Gold Sponsors

Special Needs Companies is a suite of legal and family services. Under this umbrella is Special Needs Law Group providing advice to navigate a variety of legal issues including Estate Planning, Guardianship, and advocacy. Special Needs Family Services with a mission to support and enhance the life of beneficiaries. We provide skilled administration of First-Party and Third-Party Special Needs Trusts, and a complete suite of professional services. And our Special Needs Advocacy and Planning Masterclass and Coaching Programs to help caregivers and individuals design their own disability support plan.

Silver Sponsors

The Autism & Grief Project launched Autismandgrief.org, a website that validates and supports the grief experience of autistic adults. The site provides resources for autistic adults and the family, friends, and professionals who support them. It includes information about autism and grief, interview clips, animated videos, social stories, and more. This valuable resource helps you understand and effectively respond to autistic grief—yours or that of someone close to you.

Welcome to “Beyond Chronic Burnout,” where we Energize, Restore, and Innovate! Tired of the same old self-care routines? Join us as we make nourishing your passions and dreams light and easy. Say goodbye to burnout for good—let’s play, have fun, and master your energy together!

Skills for Life utilizes strengths-based and neurodiversity-affirming frameworks to foster meaningful connections with neurodivergent young adults, 16 and above, throughout Greater Boston. Departing from conventional methods, our client-directed approach empowers individuals to identify meaningful areas for change, fortifying commitment and accountability. Led by Occupational Therapists, our home-based work supports our clients to utilize their strengths to set goals, develop self-determination skills and embrace greater interdependence within their families and communities.

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