Sponsors and Supporters

Newest sponsor:

Brittany and logoBrittany Bovee´ Schwartz, LCSW  Total Spectrum Counseling

I specialize in working with adults and teens on the Autism Spectrum and I absolutely LOVE what I do! Part of the reason why I chose this particular niche is because I too am on the Spectrum; I consider myself an “Aspie.” Growing up different has keyed me into aspects of the human experience unseen by those who easily fit in. I have become a very good study of human behavior, and I believe that effective therapy can be life changing. Understanding ourselves and how others perceive us can be the key to our successes, both in our personal lives and in the work place. This is the basis of my work. My passion is to help others to better express themselves in ways that will enrich their life experiences, in ways they may never have thought possible. Sponsoring the International Aspergirl Society is especially important to me because much of my recent journey, personally and professionally, has included incorporating the work of Rudy Simone. Aspergirls is a book that has enhanced my life and the lives of many of my clients. My practice is located in Southern California where I see clients as well as offer consulting and supervision services.
Please read more about my practice at totalspectrumcounseling.com
I can be reached directly at totalspectrumcounseling@gmail.com
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Austin Adult Aspies and Autistics – Private sponsor 


“Dear Ms. Simone and the IAS: As a community we need to address the issues with females on the spectrum that the medical community ignores or are ignorant of.  Y’all do have it worse than us guys. The reason I was brave enough to get diagnosed and seek you out for treatment was because of an 11-yr old Aspergirl. I was her teacher. My doctor recommends your (Rudy’s) books. I tell everyone that if they want to get better then they need sessions with you. You helped me….I just wanted to help you. Thank you for what you do for our community. We need you!”–AAAA Leader


gracemyhillgoldGrace Myhill MSW  Working with neurodiverse couples in which one partner has an Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Profile is my specialty. I understand the unique strengths and the challenges that come with these relationships. We cannot change our neurologies, but I can help couples to gain a better understanding of who they each are, who their partner is, and how their neurological differences affect their relationship.

My approach is to first help couples understand the importance of neurology and what it means to be a neurodiverse couple. This includes getting to know how you and your partner each think and perceive the world. I help couples identify how their neurological similarities and differences affect the dynamics and interaction of their relationship. Together we can identify areas for skill building and problem-solving.

There are several ways you can work with me: individually, together with your partner, or in a group. We can meet by phone or video conferencing. I also offer assessments for Asperger’s/Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults in Baltimore, MD, and in Watertown, MA. For more information visit my website www.gracemyhill.com or email gmyhill@gmail.com or call me 617-504-3116. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Eva Mendes, LMHC, NCC
Asperger/Autism Diagnoses, Psychotherapy and Relationship Counseling 
I am a skilled and experienced psychotherapist and couples’ counselor working with couples where one or both partners have Asperger Syndrome/autism Spectrum (diagnosed or undiagnosed). I work with adults with Asperger’s/autism, ADHD, Non-verbal Learning Disability, PDD NOS, Social Communication Disorder, and gifted individuals. My clients include women with Asperger’s/autism, and those who identify as being on the LGBTQIA and autism spectrums. I also offers diagnoses and evaluations. I am the author of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder): Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors (Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2015). You can read my paper: “Labels Do Not Describe Me”: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Among Women with Asperger’s and Autism and other works at www.evmendes.com.

I help my clients by utilizing the latest research, and experience with numerous Asperger’s/autistic adults, and neurodiverse couples to create practical solutions, tailored to individual needs, neurology and personality. I see clients at my office in the Boston area, or do coaching via phone or video conferencing. To set up an appointment, email me at contact@evmendes.com    (617) 669-3040  50 Grove Street, Arlington, MA 02476 Order Eva’s book!  Like Eva’s Facebook page

cynthiaarnoldCynthia Arnold, Ph.D.  I am a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment, treatment and advocacy of neurodiverse individuals. My intensive specialty and passion is working with those on the autism spectrum.
My goal is to teach you acceptance and advocacy through better understanding 1. the neurology of autism and related challenges (e.g. executive function, anxiety, sensory processing) 2. mentors/leaders in the autism community 3. acceptance of your differences 4. advocacy of your specific needs 5. how to setup your environment to better showcase your strengths.
Professionally I cross trained with multiple specialties (e.g., Pediatrics, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Education, Psychiatry & Audiology) which allows me to have a comprehensive understanding of challenges. In my practice I actively collaborate with other professionals for more holistic care. (e.g., Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Dietitians, tutors and academic providers).
I integrate testing and treatment. Most providers either specialize in testing/assessment for accurate diagnosis -or- treatment. I use testing data to make very specific treatment recommendations. I am trained to provide/interpret full assessments as well as individual therapy. Personally, by best friend is an autistic adult whom I collaborate with routinely. I admire and work with individuals on the spectrum to provide insight. For more information, please visit my comprehensive website: New Leaves Clinic. (Note: My license requires treatment at my location in Oregon.)

Veronica FedericoniVeronica Federiconi, CEO
Autism Services, Inc

Veronica is a long-time supporter of Rudy’s work. She and Autism Services gave her one of her very first opportunities to present, on the topic of Asperger’s on the Job. Following Ms. Simone’s adventures and ethos, she believes that a valuable service is being provided and understands the importance of getting out into the world to spread modern and enlightened approaches to autism spectrum conditions and treatment. No stranger to this sort of work herself, Ms. Federiconi has run a charity for Romanian children for many years in addition to her work in western New York. She has very generously become a sponsor of the International Aspergirl Society.



AH profile pic March 2017Allison Haynes BBSci (Hons Psych), MPsych (Ed & Dev) MAPS

Educational and Developmental Psychologist Specialising in Children and Adults with ASD I am experienced in all areas of child and adolescent psychology, with a particular area of interest in assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with ASD across the lifespan. This comes from my work as a centre psychologist for the AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism, and my own experiences in parenting a child with ASD. I am also experienced in child and school issues such as ADHD, Learning Difficulties, bullying, social skills, emotion regulation, self esteem problems, school refusal, depression, anxiety, OCD and panic disorder, anger management, Executive Functioning and memory problems, and sleep problems. Contact info: www.allisonhaynespsychology.com.au Cell: 0404 432 048 (int’l +61404 432 048)  5/5 Poinciana Street, Caboolture South, Queensland 4510, Australia  allison@allisonhaynespsychology.com.au www.facebook.com/allisonhaynespsychology


LianeLiane Holliday Willey (Godmother to IAS) Sponsorship award

aspie.com    twitter Aspie101   Facebook Liane Holliday Willey – EdD – Pretending to be Normal


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Elana Himmelfarb, MA
Autism Spectrum Consultant, Learning Specialist, Transition Coordinator
www.elanahimmelfarb.com    Elanahimmelfarb@gmail.com

Justin Reilly  www.AspieWorks.com

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