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AANE Support Group Regarding Connecticut Tragedy

The Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) has announced the formation of support groups for those with Asperger’s and/or their families who would like support regarding the tragedy in Connecticut.  AANE, in conjunction with Aspire (formerly YouthCare) will facilitate six groups run by staff from Aspire, AANE, as well as with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) expert clinicians. These groups will provide a private setting to discuss the tragedy, the link the media has made between the shooter and AS, and the impact on those with AS and their families. One of the support groups will be for parents of children with Asperger’s, and will discuss how and whether to talk to children with Asperger’s about this event. You are invited to attend the appropriate group.Here is a listing of the Groups and when they will meet

Wednesday 10:30 – 12:00, at AANE, 51 Water Street, Watertown, MA
1. Parents of children and young teens (under 16)
2. Parents, adult sibling, grandparents and other family members of older teens (16+) and adults
3. Adults with AS. Spouses and partners welcome.

Thursday night 7:30 – 9:00 at AANE, 51 Water Street, Watertown, MA
1. Parents of children and young teens (under 16)
2. Parents, adult sibling, grandparents and other family members of older teens (16+) and adults
3. Adults with AS. Spouses and partners welcome.

Please RSVP to AANE by email. (info@aane.org). Let them know which day and which group you will be attending.

The Law Office of James M. Baron represents students and parents in special education and other school-related legal matters throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  Please visit http://www.lawbaron.com, or call 781-209-1166 for more information.

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Asperger’s Association Conference

I had a wonderful time today speaking at the Asperger’s Association of New England (AANE) conference in Marlboro.  The subject of my presentation was Special Education Law and Asperger’s.  I covered the basics of IEP’s and 504’s, and then discussed how those apply to students with Asperger’s syndrome.  We also talked about the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and how they can be applied to students with disabilities, particularly those with Asperger’s Syndrome and others who have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to build an argument for appropriate services from the school system.  The audience was quite large, very engaging, and asked excellent questions.  I will try to provide more details about the content in upcoming blogs.

Please visit my web site for more information about the Law Office of James M. Baron: http://www.lawbaron.com.