LifeMAP Coaching for Autistic Adults & Teens

How can LifeMAP life coaching help you?

LifeMAP life coaches help their Autistic and Neurodivergent clients create practical, individualized plans to improve their quality of life. Coaching offers practical assistance by focusing on skill development and setting measurable goals. 

LifeMAP is staffed by highly trained professionals with expertise in working with Autistic adults and older teens. Coaches help clients use their strengths to identify and overcome the particular barriers they face. The ultimate goal of LifeMAP is for clients to improve their quality of life, increase their independence, and progress toward reaching their full potential.

For over 15 years LifeMAP has helped thousands of clients reach their personal goals in the areas of independent living, pre-employment, employment, college/education, recreation, relationships, community access, self-realization, and personal growth.  Clients improve their executive function, social relationships, communication, and self-care skills. Their anxiety decreases and confidence increases during coaching.

LifeMAP coaching is available virtually to those living anywhere and in person in Massachusetts and other select locations in the United States.

If you want in-person coaching outside of Massachusetts, please reach out to LifeMAP staff to inquire about a coach in your area or see AANE-trained coaches in your area on our coach map.

Contact LifeMAP

Schedule a call to speak with a member of AANE’s LifeMAP staff, or fill out a form to be contacted by email.

“I was stuck for years, drifting and unable to find a job. WorkMAP changed my life, helping me find a job I loved that’s not only a job, but a career. I see a promising future for myself now.”

— LifeMAP client, age 25

FREE WorkMAP Employment Coaching

If you are a post-high school Autistic young adult (between the ages of 18 and 30) with employment-related goals living in Boston*, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Quincy, Randolph, or Somerville you may qualify for FREE WorkMAP coaching.

WorkMAP provides coaching targeted specifically to employment-related goals. This service is made free through a grant from the Liberty Mutual Foundation. Clients are enrolled on a “first come, first served” basis until the grant money is spent.

Schedule a call with a LifeMAP clinician to learn more about FREE WorkMAP. 

*Boston includes: Allston, Back Bay, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Brighton, Charlestown, Chinatown–Leather District, Dorchester, Downtown, East Boston, Fenway-Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill, North End, Roslindale, Roxbury, South Boston, South End, West End, West Roxbury, and Wharf District

FREE WorkMAP Employment Coaching FAQs

LifeMAP Has the Right Autism Coach Program for You

LifeMAP Programs

With such diversity in the autism community and a variety of individual needs, finding the perfect coaching support can be difficult. This is why AANE has created a number of targeted LifeMAP coaching programs, designed to match you and your goals.

Don’t see your goal listed – don’t worry! LifeMAP coaches also work with clients to reach any goal the client chooses!

LifeMAP Foundation

Through one-on-one support sessions, coaches help their clients perform executive functioning tasks such as planning, accessing social opportunities, and acquiring skills necessary for employment.

CollegeMAP

CollegeMAP focuses on helping students manage their workload, communicate with college personnel, and identify campus supports and resources.

LifeMAP for Teens

Coaches and clients, working in collaboration with parents, identify the specific hurdles unique to each teenage client. Together they create opportunities for personal growth and lay the foundations for a successful transition to adulthood.

WorkMAP

The focus of WorkMAP is to help the individual increase their self-awareness, set up a job-search routine, network, identify a good fit employment situation, obtain the job, and then succeed in that work environment.

LifeMAP for Over 50

LifeMAP for Over 50 is a pilot program that provides individualized coaching. This offers assistance with planning and accessing public benefits, preparing for retirement, developing structure to stay active and socially connected, managing anxiety, and improving quality of life.

InterviewPREP

AANE has designed a 10-session intensive interview preparation and rehearsal employment program. The curriculum for the program includes, networking, phone interviews, appropriate dress, nonverbal communication and responding to questions.

LifeMAP Free Virtual Info Sessions and Info Calls

LifeMAP info sessions provide an overview of the LifeMAP coaching program, coaching process, steps to apply, and time to ask staff questions. Registration is required and space is limited.

If you would like to schedule your free info call right away instead, contact us today to schedule your private session.

Learn About Funding Sources for LifeMAP Coaching

“This resource is lifesaving. I have been looking for this kind of support for over a decade. It was an indescribable relief to FINALLY get the kind of help I needed after not being able to find it for so long. I was able to find a job that actually fits me and is sustainable for the first time in my life”

— LifeMAP client

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