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ACI 2016 Applications Now Open

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2016 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy! The ACI summer leadership training prepares Autistic students to create systems change on their college campuses. Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training at Gallaudet University from May 28 to June 4, 2016. Participants will acquire valuable skills in community organizing, policy formation, and activism. Travel and lodging are fully covered by ASAN.

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Applicants must identify as Autistic and be current college students with at least one year remaining before graduation. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network will cover travel and lodging costs for all ACI students. Students in TPSID programs (Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities), 2-year community colleges, 4-year colleges, and graduate school are eligible to apply. We especially encourage students of color, LGBT students, students with intellectual disabilities, AAC users, and students from other or multiply marginalized communities to apply.

To apply, please submit a completed application by February 21, 2016 to Natalia Rivera Morales at with the subject line “2016 ACI Application.”

View and download the Word version of the application here

View and download the PDF version of the application here
PDF file note: Please download and save the PDF file to your computer before typing in your answers. The PDF may not save your responses if you type directly into the web page. If you have difficulty using the PDF version, please use the word version. 

If you have difficulty using the PDF application, or if you need more space to answer questions, please use the word document version of the application.

If you need assistance or accommodations at any stage, please contact Natalia Rivera Morales at


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ACI is made possible with the generous support of the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, the HSC Foundation, and Wells Fargo.


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