Mental Health in the Pandemic, and in Autism

Paul Nussbaum is at it again! He’s back on the Pacific Crest Trail, this time to complete a section heading north from the border of Mexico. Pictures here.


AASCEND‘s May 28 program (NOTE: NOT the usual 3rd Saturday!) honors National Mental Health Awareness Month. The Pandemic has affected many people’s mental health, and the neurodivergent have been hit hard, too. On May 28 AASCEND friend Jan Johnston-Tyler will be speaking about the impact the Pandemic has had on mental health both in the larger community and on the neurodivergent community in particular, and how everyone can get back on their feet again.

The Zoom meeting URL and password will be sent as the date approaches. If you are not on our email list, click here. No registration is necessary.

Jan Johnston-Tyler was talking about transition and autism employment way back in 2007, when these concepts were barely spoken of anywhere. That’s when she started EvoLibri in Silicon Valley, following a 2-year career in high tech. Being a parent, a business woman, and with a freshly-minted MA in counseling psychology, she began to take on corporate American, school districts an antiquated public systems to help neurodivergent folks find success in the neurotypical world. And she hasn’t stopped since!

Has the pandemic affected your mental wellbeing? Come share your experience. As usual at AASCEND meetings, attendees on the autism spectrum will offer their experience and perspectives throughout the program.

Who: Adults on the autism spectrum, families, mentors and professionals all welcome. For more information, please contact: info@aascend.org
When: Sat May 28, 10am – 11am (approx.)
Where: Online via Zoom. URL and password will be emailed.