Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN)
ASPEN (Autism Spectrum Education Network) provides families and individuals whose lives are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder-NOS, High Functioning Autism), and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities with:
- Education about the issues surrounding the disorders.
- Support in knowing that they are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD and NLD achieve their maximum potential.
- Advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues, and increased public awareness and understanding.
ASPEN is a national volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization with headquarters in New Jersey. Our chapters meet monthly, alternating parent support meetings with speaker presentations. Professionals are invited to join us at meetings where speakers are scheduled, and Professional Development Hours are provided to those who attend. In addition, we have a father's support group, and sponsor social groups for tweens, teens, and adults. ASPEN provides staff development and in-service training and hosts 2 national conferences each year featuring some of the most prominent names in the research community.
Membership includes a newsletter, resource directory, and access to our lending libraries plus free attendance at chapter meetings and discounts on our conferences.
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Last Updated: 08/05/23