Asperger's Association of New England
The Asperger's Association of New England (AANE) will conduct a pilot demonstration project to help adults with AspergerSyndrome (AS) learn skills necessary to functioning as independent, employment-ready adults. the first component of Destination Independence is a series of four, 6-session workshops, each focusing on one of these key areas. AANE will hire a Life Management Skills Trainer to adapt existing curriculum materials to suit the concrete, visual learning styles of adults with AS, and lead the workshops along with an Assistant Trainer. Guest speakers will address specific topics. for each workshop, AANE will recruit a compatible group of eight adults with AS, ranging in age from 18-40, who are ready and able to learn these skills. for the second component of the program, the Life Management Skills Trainer will spend an average of 6 hours a week conducting individual tutorial sessions, as needed, to help participants integrate the newly learned skills into their daily lives.