Conferences, Webinars & Workshops

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AANE offers education, information, and support to our autism community throughout the world, whether you are an Autistic adult, a parent of an Autistic child, a professional, or a teen. Our programs include conferences, webinars, courses, and workshops, including some online and in-person offerings.

Financial Assistance: AANE recognizes that fees for these programs have changed. AANE can offer participants reduced and free program registration. For more information, email

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AANE holds two major conferences each year. The audience for both conferences is Autistic adults, family members of Autistic individuals, and professional who work with the autism community.

Winter / Spring – Jody Acford Conference on Public Supports for Autistic Adults

Topics covered during the conference:

  • Understanding federal benefit programs – SSI
  • Working and continuing to receive benefits
  • Housing options
  • Health insurance
  • Vocational services

Fall – Daniel W. Rosenn Connections Conference

Past themes and keynotes have included:

  • Autistic professionals transforming their fields
  • Intersection of race, disability, and gender
  • Social and economic inclusion, de-stigmatization and the successes of neurodiversity

Sponsorship opportunities for both conferences are available approximately four months prior to the conference.

Registration begins about three months prior to the conference date.

“I wanted to thank you, and AANE for offering such a valuable resource. I am currently taking driving lessons, and this webinar provided answers to all of the questions and concerns that I have.”

– Autistic Adult


Webinars on a wide variety of topics of interest to the Autistic community are held roughly every other month. Expert speakers knowledgeable in the subject will answer questions posted in the chat from the audience during the live presentation.

Webinars are 90 minutes long and include a question and answer period. All webinars are recorded and can be rented and watched on AANE’s Vimeo channel.

AANE has over 180 webinars available to view on-demand. Topics include:

  • Introduction to Autism
  • Public Benefits
  • Friends & Relationships
  • Parents & Families
  • Employment
  • Transition
  • Education


Workshops allow Autistic adults, teens, family members, and professionals to gain skills and a deeper understanding of autism and the Autistic community.

All workshops are:

  • online
  • 90 minutes long
  • no medical diagnosis required to attend
  • single session registration except where noted
  • $10 – $25 per session with financial aid available

For those new to autism, these introductory workshops are regularly repeated.

Autistic Adults

Intro to Autism for Adults: every other month

Hacks & Strategies for Adults (open to family): every other month

Financial Literacy for Adults: twice a year, topics differ

Daily Living Series: twice a year

Employment Series: once a year

Parents and Caregivers

Intro to Autism for Caregivers of Autistic Children / Teens: every other month

Strategies and Supports for Caregivers of Autistic Children / Teens: every other month

IEP Workshop: three to four times per year


Daily Living Series: series runs twice per year with four sessions on various topics

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