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Take It From Us, We've Lived It

You've found a place for help, advice, guidance & hope straight from the horse's mouth. Asperger Experts is created & run by people on the autistic spectrum, so you can learn best practices & mistakes to avoid directly from those who've been there and lived it.

Our online community is the #1 place to learn useful & immediately implementable strategies direct from those who are living it.

Our Expertise

The team at Asperger Experts are the world's largest organization by and for individuals and families on the Autism spectrum.

Every day we help thousands of families, teens, young adults and professionals navigate the complex world of Asperger's and Autism with real, first-person accounts and advice from people who've actually lived it and are diagnosed on the spectrum themselves.

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Popular Articles

Start here. These articles explain our overall philosophy of Defense Mode, and help get you pointed in the right direction.

Lived, Not Just Studied

What Makes AE Different

We've lived it. It's the core of everything we do here at AE. Our knowledge and expertise comes from living with Asperger's, Autism, ADHD, Anxiety, etc... not just studying it.

We combine our own personal perspective with our professional expertise in helping thousands of families with similar struggles and the latest research and put it all together in an easily digestible form so you can finally gain clarity to move forward and confidence that you are doing the right thing.

When you put that all together, that means you get:

  • Step-by-step instruction and advice for a wide range of common issues.
  • A caring & supportive online community that understands your struggles.
  • Continuous support, instruction & reminders of best practices (and mistakes to avoid).

So we invite you to join our community. Read our articles & watch our videos. And when you are ready for some deeper help, we're here for you with our in-depth courses, books & 1-on-1 coaching.

Life on the spectrum is hard, but it is never too late to get unstuck, move forward and succeed in ways you once thought completely unimaginable. We'll be here every step of the way.

I was diagnosed with Asperger's & ADHD when I was 12. My parents made tons of mistakes when raising me, and I've struggled a fair bit growing up.

My hope is that, now that you've found this resource, life will become easier for you and your family.

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Danny Raede

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Popular Videos

Dive into a greater understanding of life on the spectrum with these stories & explanation videos.

From Our Partner WanderRock Travel

International Trips For Autistic Young Adults

Japan. The Swiss Alps. African Safaris. WanderRock leads international small group adventures for neuro-diverse young adults with High Functioning Autism, ADHD, Anxiety etc.

Our programs are built so that they induce growth and provide challenge... but aren't completely overwhelming or overstimulating.

“This trip to Japan was a masterpiece of an itinerary which provided something that blew me away every single day. Thanks to all of you for caring about me as a person, putting your best foot forward to insure my happiness and giving me experiences unlike anything else that I had ever seen or done.”

Will Slocum - Pasadena, CA
Torii Gates

Case Study

What Will Happen To Our Daughter Once We Aren't Around Anymore?

"For 20 years, my husband and I have done everything we can to help our daughter grow in her life. She is now 26. We have spent thousands of dollars, read hundreds of books, seen multiple counselors, had endless meetings and tried countless things throughout her life to help her to have a prosperous life.

With her high school graduation, we lost many of our resources and she lost most of her contact with others. We have tried to encourage her to develop relationships with those in our church and through volunteer work, but her interest is inconsistent. We remodeled a part of our home into a studio apartment for her, hoping to help her develop independent living skills and she was making progress.

Two years ago, however, she had a life threatening illness and all the progress toward independence seemed to vanish when she was so ill. She had to be dependent on us in the year she was sick. (It turned out she had Crohn’s Disease.) She’s been well for about a year now, but seemed to be stuck. She wasn’t taking care of herself or her environment. Her hygiene was poor, she laid around all day watching TV, she put on a lot of weight, and her living conditions were a mess. Her dad and I were becoming frustrated and hopeless. Nothing seemed to work to help our situation.

Then AE came into our lives.

I saw an ad for Aspergers Experts on Facebook and thought ~ yeah right! (sarcasm) I clicked on it anyway even though I was skeptical. After all our “experts” this was probably just more of the same. I was wrong.

From the beginning of the videos, I could feel my excitement growing. Here are people who are telling me how Kaitlin thinks, how to communicate, how to see below the surface of the situation. I could see her in you. You break things down so it’s perfectly clear. Plus, your videos are fun to watch ~ you guys have a great sense of humor.

I started watching your videos like they were life support ~ which they are. I tried things you suggested and they worked! Understanding that her anger comes from her rules has been life changing. It’s opened up conversations as she tries to identify her rules. I’m learning so much about her now and she’s learning a lot about herself. We’re making progress. I have hope again.

The best part about it is that she is excited also. She identifies with you. She’s even spent some of her own money for a camera for her computer so she can skype with you at some point. She has questions she’d like to ask. She is currently babysitting a boy with Aspergers and she’s also learning how to better help him.

You came into our lives unexpectedly and have made such a difference in a short time. I am so grateful for this blessing.

Thank you Thank you Thank you!" - Cheryl Allen

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In Depth

The Ways We Help

We've provided help, hope & resources to over 350,000 individuals, families and professionals in 89 different countries.

Here's what we can offer you:

Our Online Support Network

Our community & support network is the best place to get advice, vent, gain support or figure out a better way. It's filled with families and individuals on the spectrum, all helping each other. This is also the easiest way to interact with AE staff to get insight into your specific concerns.

“Our lives were truly a living hell. We felt hopeless & so alone. I didn't know what to do, where to turn and no support from anyone. Finding AE has changed our lives. There's hope, there's help... and we are never alone! We have a huge, loving, supporting AE family.”

- Patti
An AE Community Gathering

1-on-1 Coaching

Get regular help from someone who has been in your shoes. Our coaching takes place over 3+ months and is designed to help you get unstuck and make progress with your goals (even if those goals are figuring out what your goals are).

We specialize in helping parents with teenage kids, and helping young adults who need more direction in their life.

“The services of Asperger Experts, paid and unpaid, are absolutely invaluable. I could have saved $1000s in therapy over the years if I had known their approach a decade ago.”

- Dana
Danny coaching someone

In-Depth Training Courses

Our deep-dive, multi-week courses are designed to take you by the hand, and help you with a specific challenge in a step-by-step fashion. You'll get recorded lessons to go through at your own pace, and access to Q&A calls with AE staff to get your concerns addressed.

“It is a beautiful moment when they let you in. I cried like a baby after the 2 hour conversation me and my daughter had with her telling me why she had meltdowns and what was really going on at school. We talked about everything. Asperger Experts saved our lives, there is no way I could thank them enough.”

- Jennifer
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Inspirational & Actionable Books

Our easy to read books combine our own experiences, the latest science, and immediately actionable techniques in an easy to digest format. With both "How To" and inspirational stories, our books are here to help you gain clarity, get unstuck & avoid making common mistakes.

“I just wanted to chime in with all the others who are sharing that the AE approach WORKS. We had a wonderful day yesterday in a smallish family gathering. An entire holiday with zero meltdowns is a big deal.”

- Mary
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Keynotes & Workshops

Bringing our personal experience & professional expertise, we're available as keynote or breakout speakers for your next event or conference. We also run public workshops from time to time, and are available for private training sessions at your organization.

“The workshop last weekend was outstanding. My daughter and I found the trip out from Ohio well worth the time, energy and investment.”

- Carla
Speaking to a crowd at a workshop