The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives. We do this by providing information, education, community, support, and advocacy, all in an atmosphere of validation and respect.
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), one of the first Asperger Syndrome organizations in the United States, was founded in 1996 by a small group of concerned parents and professionals, shortly after the diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome (AS) first appeared in the U.S. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (edition IV). AANE builds a supportive community by providing education, information and referrals to individuals with AS, their extended families, and the professionals who assist them.
Originally named the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE), on October 1, 2014, AANE changed its name to the Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) keeping the same acronym, while evolving to meet changes in the diagnostic environment and to acknowledge its expansive reach beyond New England. The new name will ensure that people who need AANE’s services and support will be able to find the organization – regardless of where they live or what diagnosis they receive under the new DSM-5 guidelines.
Dania Jekel, MSW, Executive Director
Please join us on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 am
Greater New England MS Society , 101A First Ave, Waltham, MA