About AANE

Empowering Individuals. Building Community.

In the US today, there are 5-million-plus Autistic adults and 1 in 36 8-year-olds are Autistic.* Each of these individuals are unique and they experience autism differently.

All of these individuals and their families deserve access to support across the lifespan. For over 27 years, AANE has been working toward our vision: a world where Autistic people belong and thrive.

Questions about autism or AANE’s services?

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Our Mission

AANE helps Autistic and similarly Neurodivergent people build meaningful, connected lives.

We provide individuals, families, and professionals with education, community, and support in an inclusive atmosphere of validation and respect.

What Makes AANE Different?

There is no other organization quite like AANE in the autism space.

Diagnosis Not Required

Leading with Autistic Voices

Non-Medical Model

Strengths-based Approach

Resources Across the Lifespan

Intersectional & Inclusive

Focus on Individuality

Free & Low-cost Programs

About AANE

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*Sources: CDC: 2023 Community Report on Autism and CDC: Key Findings: CDC Releases First Estimates of the Number of Adults Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the United States

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