Autism Educators Network


Due to the rapid growth in the numbers of children with autism being served in schools, the Autism Educators Network (AEN) was organized in the spring of 1999 to network key educators involved with students who experience Autism Spectrum Disorder across the state of Missouri. All interested educational professionals are welcome to attend for informative and enjoyable collaboration. Important programming, assessment, resource, and legal issues are among the topics addressed at meetings, both informally through a facilitated discussion, as well via presentations that vary in content. The AEN meetings are not intended to be training sessions, but information dissemination and networking meetings. While school districts are certainly welcome to send multiple representatives from the same district, we encourage you to send a district representative who will share information learned with colleagues. Each attendee is asked to bring resources or materials appropriate to share, as time allows.

The Fall 2020 AEN meeting will be held on a virtual platform on Friday, November 6th! Although gathering together in person is a challenge currently, we wanted you to have the opportunity to maintain your AEN connections! This gathering is open to ALL professionals: OTs, SLPs, PTs, Educators, Special Educators, consultants, IDACs, MACs, administrators, diagnosticians ~ we welcome each of you for an informative and enjoyable collaboration!

Our distinguished presenter will be Mr. John F. Brink, Attorney at Law, Thomeczek & Brink LLC. He will base his presentation on information received in a survey of AEN members that we will send out. Mr. Brink's presentation will run from 12:30pm to 1:30 pm, with time for questions afterwards. More information is available on the following flyer:  AEN - Fall 2020

Please be sure to RSVP by responding to or by October 30th so we can send you a pre-survey and a special link to join the meeting. 

If you are interested in joining AEN and attending meetings, please contact the Project ACCESS office at 866-481-3841 or Joan Armstrong at