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AANE is the go-to organization for professionals supporting the autism community.
AANE offers training, consultation, resources, information and networking. Find information and practical guidance about employment, mental health, diagnosis, and other topics in our Autism Info & FAQs section.
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Services & Programs
AANE has services and programs in individual or group settings to inform, support, and develop your professional skills and community. Find opportunities below for you to grow and connect as a professional.
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Topics for Professionals
The more you learn about autism, the better the chances that you will be able to work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support with Autistic individuals and their families. Learn more by reading AANE’s curated content on topics for professionals.
What is autism?
In contrast to a medical-model lens, a neurodiversity-affirming lens recognizes that neurodiversity – the diversity of human brains – is normal, expected and enriches our communities.
Many Autistic individuals experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Caring for your mental health as an Autistic individual is unique.
Life skills are needed to perform daily tasks such as personal hygiene, housekeeping, time management, and financial budgeting. Performing these tasks every day can be exhausting.
Research has shown that autism is often underdiagnosed in women and girls, as well as individuals from racial and ethnic minority groups, and trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse individuals.
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.
Autistic individuals in the United States may be eligible for government benefits.
Find information and practical guidance about parenting, mental health, diagnosis, and other topics in our Autism Info & FAQs section.
Events for Professionals
AANE’s conferences and webinars are opportunities to connect and learn from and ask questions of experts. Find activities and events that are of interest to you.
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