Andrew Arboe

Andrew Arboe is a self-advocate who has over five years of professional autism/special education experience.

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Andrew has job coaching, public speaking, outreaching, and even self-employment experiences that showcase his work on transition to adulthood for individuals. Currently, Andrew works as a teacher assistant at FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton, Connecticut. His other work included several organizations like Autism Families Connecticut, Autism Services & Resource Connecticut, Planning Across the Spectrum, The Next Street, and Plainville Community Schools. For self-employment, Andrew started an online program called Driving with Autism, which tackled driver readiness webinars for neurodiverse drivers. He ran it for almost a year, and it taught him professional lessons that he will never forget it.

Andrew is also a public speaker who is known for talking throughout the New England area about autism and his personal experiences. His specialty topics on autism include driving, employment/self employment, sensory needs, and transition to adulthood. Andrew spoke for various organizations like AANE, YAI: Seeing Beyond Disability, Autism Services & Resources Connecticut, and US Autism Association. On April 27th, Andrew will be a keynote speaker for Autism Connections’ annual conference in Springfield, Massachusetts. Andrew uses the power of storytelling with his personal experiences to provide impactful lessons to help empower individuals and their families. For each professional and personal experiences Andrew goes through, it gives him more stories to share and the lessons he took for it.

Andrew graduated from Manchester Community College with an associate degree as a Disability Specialist. Andrew is attending Charter Oak State College for a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His future plans include becoming certified in autism, special education and coaching fields.

To contact Andrew, you can go to his website to get into contact and check out his speaking topics.

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