Asperger/Autism Network AANE
The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) helps people with Asperger’s or similar autism spectrum and neurodiverse profiles build meaningful, connected lives.
Asperger’s Network Support
Offer support groups, information and articles.
Autism Society of Minnesota
Offers information and referral services, intervention strategies and advocacy/assistance for those on the spectrum.
Offers an adult services initiative to provide resources, such as employment, housing, community life and post-secondary education information. Also has a tool kit for adults.
Autism Speaks Toolkit titled, “Is It Autism and If So, What Next?”
Autism Training and Technical Assistance Project
Develops and presents resources that assist individuals with Autism in their transition from secondary education to post-secondary education or employment.
Autism Professional Learning and Universal Supports Project at Illinois State University
Nikki Michalak, Principal Investigator, developed an interactive resource for adult educators to better understand and support learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
Autism Works provides employment services, cognitive skills training, post-secondary navigation, and other services for adults with high functioning autism.
Non-profit that serves children and adults through comprehensive education. Provides direct services, evaluations and support.
Minnesota Independence College (MICC)
MICC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit vocational and life skills training program for young adults with learning differences and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). MICC helps students make successful transitions towards independent living and financial self-sufficiency. Using MICC Curriculum, students learn in their own apartments, at the grocery store, in the workplace, at restaurants, and on public transportation—any practical environment where life skills are needed. They serve students between the ages of 18-26 years old at start of the program. Located in Richfield, Minnesota.
Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services Division
Department of Employment and Economic Development
Meet the Future Face of Employment – Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Technology Fields
Offers workforce solutions, employment, enrichment, and residential services for adults with disabilities in the metro area.
A research study was conducted that involved interviews with 12 adults on the autism spectrum. The participants provided wonderful insight into their own development of literacy skills, their present habits and challenges, and suggestions from teachers of students with ASD.