The 8 Simple Steps To An Independent & Thriving Life
About This Course
"I want to become independent and live my own life without my parents, but whenever I think about it I get stuck and don't know how to proceed. Why can't my parents just leave me alone and let me figure it out?"
If you struggle with gaining the skills, capacity & money you need to become independent, while at the same time trying to survive the crushing stress, guilt & shame of daily life... this course is for you. We'll take you by the hand and give you a comprehensive, step-by-step plan that shows you exactly how to break free & become independent while, at the same time reducing your daily stress, based on our own experiences of living with Asperger's & our almost decade worth of professional knowledge & perspective from working with thousands of young adults in similar situations.
At the end of our time together, you'll not only have a solid plan, but you'll know the exact steps to finally achieve independence... and have fun doing it. So if you are ready to finally make progress and get unstuck, you've come to the right place.
This course is a hybrid live & recorded, 8 part course, designed for teenagers and young adults on the autistic spectrum (diagnosed or not). Each week, starting as soon as you enroll, you'll get a recorded lesson & discussion, that covers both the high level strategy & theory, as well as nuts & bolts examples & situations so that you know exactly what to do and how to do it. Feel free to go through the lesson at your own pace, you have access to it for life.
Then, every Monday at 2:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 PM Eastern Time) and every Wednesday at 5 PM Pacific Time (8:00 PM Eastern Time) for 8 weeks, you'll have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A phone session with your fellow students and the AE Staff. This is your chance to get clarification, help with your specific challenges and learn from others. We'll send out the recording to those calls once they are completed.
What Will I Learn?
Ways to see the next step, get unstuck and improve your relationship with others.
Who Is This Class For?
"I tried to become independent, but its overwhelming and I don't know where to start."
If you don't follow the steps of the independence ladder in the right order, the right sequence and the right scale, you'll remain stuck. So this first part focuses on the specific order and specific steps to follow. Think of it as a big picture overview.
"I feel like there's something broken or wrong with me."
There's a big difference between a disease (like cancer), and a disorder (like Asperger's) and understanding that difference is key to our later steps, so that's our focus this part.
"I'm really stressed and nothing seems to work"
If you don't understand the science of stress, it's very hard to relax, unwind and know to to find a peaceful place within. So in this part, we're talking about the science of stress & relaxation.
"I'd like to learn proven, tested tools to reduce my stress that I can use whenever, wherever."
This is the part where we'll teach you advanced tools for relaxation and nervous system regulation, so that you can feel better and not be so stressed.
"I don't know what to do next, and I can't figure out what the problem is"
This part is all finding, building and cultivating a greater perspective on the stuck points in your life through seeking more contrast.
"I don't think I am capable enough"
The stories you tell about your capacity (what you can handle) and causality (what happened in the past and why) are one of the strongest influencers on your future, so this part is all about examining & changing those stories (when appropriate).
"I don't feel like I am valued in the world"
This part focuses on the specific steps needed in order to feel more confident, competent and capable in the world so that you can make money and contribute to others.
"I'm stuck again, help!"
Look, new problems and new challenges are inevitable. So this final part is all about how to resolve new issues as they present themselves, and knowing when to pivot and when to put your head down and stay on the same path. This is also our "catch-all" section for anything that we did not cover previously, and questions that were raised during the course that need a bit more time to answer.