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Providing a safe space to feel connected and to engage with other teens.
AANE hopes to empower teens to be their authentic selves through connection to a community of supportive peers.
Talking with thousands of people each year, we often hear, “You’re the first person who understands!”
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Services & Programs
AANE has services and programs in individual or group settings to inform, support, and build community. Find opportunities below for you and your family member.
By: Brenda Dater, MSW, MPH
By: Eric Endlich, Ph.D.
By: Elena Rossen, BA, MEd
Topics for Teens
The more you learn about autism, the more self-understanding you’ll attain leading to the best possible opportunity for living and authentic life. Learn more by reading AANE’s curated content on relevant teen topics.
If you’re looking for more information or practical guidance about mental health, diagnosis, or other topics, our content in our Autism Info & FAQs section is grouped by topic to help you find what you need. Many contributors share their viewpoints through the lens of lived experience and multiple identities.
It’s helpful if all family members in the Autistic individual's life gain an understanding of neurodivergence.
There is no single way to help your child or family thrive; AANE is here to help you find the path that is right for you.
It is important to recognize and understand the unique experiences and challenges faced by Autistic individuals with intersectional identities, and to work towards creating accessible, equitable, and inclusive environments that support these needs.
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.
Events for Teens
AANE’s online support groups and workshops are opportunities to connect, share common experiences, and learn about valuable resources. Find activities, events, and support groups that are of interest to you.
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