AANE February 2024 Newsletter: Autism & Daily Living Strategies
AANE February 2024 Newsletter: Autistic Adulting
There can be unique challenges in navigating adulthood for Autistic individuals, but AANE is here to help. In advance of AANE’s annual Jody Acford Conference Building Interdependence: Practical Tools to Neurodivergent Adulthood on March 8, we are using this month’s newsletter to share additional perspectives and resources on managing adult life.
Looking for upcoming events? Buttons in sections below link to listings for each group in our community.
The Interdependence Mindset: Overcoming Misconceptions
Many people assume being a successful adult means never needing help, but that isn’t true for the vast majority of people. Executive Director Brenda Dater revisits the subject of interdependence and examines the misconceptions that prevent people from seeking support.
AANE’s 2024 Virtual Jody Acford Conference — March 8, 2024
This conference 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. Registrants will also have access to recorded presentations on federal benefits.
A Guide to Adult Services & Benefits in Massachusetts
Read an expert guide to support services available through state and federal programs in Massachusetts. Note: Those outside of Massachusetts may also find this article useful to identify similar programs in their state.
Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for Autistic adults, including the Peer Resource Group for BIPOC Leaders, the FREE workshop, Introduction to Autism for Autistic Adults, and much more.
Reimagining Healthcare for Autistic People: Everything is Connected to Everything
Dr. Melissa Houser is an Autistic physician who created a ground-breaking practice to improve the health and wellbeing of Autistic patients. Read about her work, and don’t miss her presentation during AANE’s Jody Acford Conferenceon March 8!
Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including the workshop, Autism and the IEP for Caregivers of Autistic Children/Teens/Young Adults, the FREE workshop, Introduction to Autism for Caregivers of Autistic Children/Teen/Young Adults, and much more.
Saving for the future can become very complex, especially when trying to understand the impact it may have on federal or state benefits. PLAN of MA & RI shares information about options to create financial security for individuals with disabilities.