Book Recommendation: Look Me in the Eye

Ever since he was young, John Robison longed to connect with other people, but by the time he was a teenager, his odd habits—an inclination to blurt out non sequiturs, avoid eye contact, dismantle radios, and dig five-foot holes (and stick his younger brother, Augusten Burroughs, in them)—had earned him the label “social deviant.” It was not until he was forty that he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome. That understanding transformed the way he saw himself—and the world. A born storyteller, Robison has written a moving, darkly funny memoir about a life that has taken him from developing exploding guitars for KISS to building a family of his own. It’s a strange, sly, indelible account—sometimes alien yet always deeply human.

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The Ultimate Guide to Helping Children With Autism Sleep Soundly at Night

It can be difficult for children with autism and other special needs to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. Those lost hours of slumber not only take a toll on the children – who may be more irritable and prone to behavior problems – but also on their bleary-eyed parents. If you are struggling to help your child “power down” or relax at night, you are not alone.

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AANE is Expanding to New York

AANE is delighted to announce that we plan to expand by merging with Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association (AHA). For over 30 years, AHA, a non-profit organization with offices in Manhattan and Long Island has been an important resource and thought leader in the Asperger/Autism community. We have known, collaborated with, and respected AHA for years and are thrilled to join forces with this highly regarded and like-minded organization. We anticipate that AHA will become part of AANE early in the new year. Read More