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
This is a new website that is a good resource.-Greg
Living with Autism requires understanding and support. One tool is to discover insights and techniques others found helpful. Sharing of experiences covers what helped, what didn’t, and why. Conversations are wide ranging – from acquiring verbal skills to effectively dealing with school bullying; from better understanding medical ‘speak’ to tips on activities and interaction methods that worked for a parent.
Sharing information is the basis of an active, living and breathing support system for the autistic individual, parents, family, teachers, and friends. We all need it – and we all have something to contribute. Let’s get talking and sharing.
Erin Lefevre has been photographing her brother for years to better understand his experiences as a teenager with autism. In the ensuing project, “Liam’s World,” they collaborate as he captions her photos, describing what he felt at the time.