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Introduction to Supported Decision-Making Webinar on 4/30 at 1pm! Register today! http://ow.ly/w2M2c
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ASAN gets 100% in April (and $1/shirt after) of these Neurodiversity shirts @ThinkGeek is selling this year! http://ow.ly/vlSPf
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New Video! Listen Up http://youtu.be/TsbpLBX6v4k Thank you to the folks at We Are St. Elmo's Fire! #AutismAcceptance #ListenUp
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Acceptance and Defining Oneself by Meg Evans for Autism Acceptance Month http://ow.ly/vM309 #AutismAcceptance
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Myths About Autism! (PDF) http://ow.ly/vHMDi This is a 2 page flyer with some common myths- and the reality- about autism!
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Our Lives, Our Health Care: Self Advocates Speaking Out About Our Experiences with the Medical System http://ow.ly/vSBGt
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The ARC of Maryland has set up a form to help you talk to your congresspeople about why the Combating Autism Act (CAA) must be reformed. It can help you identify your congressperson, how to contact them, and give you some ideas of what to say to them. You can use it from any part of the United States. Together, let's tell them to reform the CAA and #StopCombatingMe! http://ow.ly/vLY09
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The Collaboration to Promote Self Determination's Allison Wohl wrote "Acceptance Is Equality" for us last year! http://ow.ly/vzL48
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Groups Want Federal Autism Dollars Reallocated || @disabilityscoop http://ow.ly/vHMux
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The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non profit organization run by and for autistics.
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Nothing About Us Without Us!
Mission
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. Drawing on the principles of the cross-disability community, ASAN seeks to organize the community of Autistic adults and youth to have our voices heard in the national conversation about us. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens. We hope to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community. Nothing About Us, Without Us!
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The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN's supporters include autistic adults and youth, those with other distinct neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the autism spectrum. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research and the development of autistic cultural activities and other opportunities for autistic people to engage with others on the spectrum.

ASAN initiatives include the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), an active Speaker's Bureau and advocacy in support of autism and disability-related issues such as de-institutionalization and community living supports, educational opportunity and inclusion, employment supports and other initiatives at both state and federal levels.