The Autistic Self Advocacy Network with the help of the Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation is launching a new program for Autistic college students. ASAN plans to invite approximately 13-18 Autistic students to participate in the Autism Campus Inclusion Summer Institute leadership training, which will take place August 12th through August 17th, 2012, in Baltimore, MD.
Drawing from the powerful Navigating College handbook and from the Empowering Autistic Leaders booklet scheduled for release in early 2012 and funded by the Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, participants will learn valuable skills to effect systems change in their individual campuses and increase their own skills in self-advocacy and self-help.
This is an exciting move forward for ASAN and we hope it can be an exciting move forward for you. If you are a current college undergraduate student who identifies on the Autism Spectrum, including Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, with a strong interest in the Disability Rights and Autistic Rights movements, we invite you to apply for this leadership training. Applicants must be currently enrolled in a higher education institute or college in the United States (including the District of Columbia), with at least one year left after completion of the leadership training.
If you have any more questions or comments, please direct them to Melody Latimer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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