AANE January 2024 Newsletter: Autism & Daily Living Strategies

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AANE January 2024 Newsletter
Autism & Daily Living Strategies
 
 

As we begin a new year, we often think of ways to improve our lives and set new goals. This month, we examine effective daily life strategies for Autistic individuals and how to overcome common barriers.

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AANE Events

See what’s happening this month and beyond on the AANE Events Page.

Making Daily Life Work

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From finding the motivation to start a project to dealing with perfectionism, there can be many different obstacles to accomplishing tasks. Executive Director Brenda Dater explores some of the strategies she and her Autistic daughter use to manage daily life.
Watch Brenda’s Message
Check out these helpful AANE resources!
 
AANE’s 2024 Virtual Jody Acford Conference — March 8, 2024
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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. Recordings of presentations on accessing federal benefits are also available. 

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📣 Sponsor AANE’s Jody Acford Conference! Read about sponsorship levels.
 
 
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Self-Sufficiency and Support: Managing Daily Life

Navigating adulthood is a learning process for everyone. One Autistic adult in AANE’s LifeNet program shares what he has discovered about the role of support in everyday life.
 

Coming Up…

Click here for the current listing of events, support groups, and social activities for Autistic adults, including the FREE workshop, Hacks, Strategies, & Supports for Autistic Adults, FREE group music lessons for adults from Berklee School of Music, and much more.
Here are some helpful links for adults in our community:
 
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Five Keys to Managing Daily Life

Read the strategies one parent of an Autistic child uses to help her family through day-to-day activities and how she stays focussed on the things that are important.
 

Coming Up…

Learn more about upcoming events, workshops, and support groups for parents and families, including the FREE webinar Special Needs Trusts – Planning Options for You and Your Family, the workshop, Autism and the IEP for Caregivers of Autistic Children/Teens/Young Adults, and much more.
Don’t miss these services AANE provides for parents and families:
 
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Coaching Tools for Success

Professionals can play a crucial role in helping Autistic individuals define and achieve their goals. AANE’s LifeMAP team shares their insightful coaching techniques from their extensive experience working with Neurodivergent clients.
Learn more about AANE programs, support, and training for professionals.
 
AANE Programs

LifeMAP

Individualized life coaching program for Autistic older teens & adults
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LifeMAP coaches can help older teens and adults deepen their self-understanding to create meaningful life goals and individualized plans to achieve them. Learn more.

LifeNet

Team-based support to help Massachusetts Autistic adults optimize independence
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The LifeNet program uses a strengths-based, adult-centered philosophy to empower Autistic adults in Massachusetts to pursue the lives they want, serving as both a support network and a safety net. Learn more about LifeNet.

Neurodiverse Couples Institute

Resources for couples and couples therapists/coaches
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Gain insight into neurodiverse relationships through AANE online courses! Learn more about AANE’s Training 101 and Certification 201 for therapists, and 101 for Couples for neurodiverse partners. 
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