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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is committed to continued community outreach. One of many ways that this is accomplished is through the ASAN Newsletter. We also issue press releases on significant issues relating to autism and disability rights. We feature photos of our national and chapter events. And we maintain a library of public service announcements and other videos to improve public understanding and acceptance.


In the ASAN newsletter, writers delve into topics that are of interest to the Autistic community. Newsletter issues also spotlight creative works by Autistic individuals, primarily in the form of poetry or art. The newsletter team is always looking for those interested in submitting pieces for upcoming releases. If you would like to submit an article, work of art, or poetry, please write to

To subscribe to the newsletter, please use the sign-up form in the sidebar. Past issues of the newsletter beginning with the January 2012 issue can be read on our newsletter archive page. Older issues are available on the Constant Contact website through the links below:

October 2011September 2011June 2011March 2011January 2011

Press Releases

ASAN issues press releases to keep the public informed of our positions and activities with regard to significant matters that affect the cross-disability and Autistic communities. Our archive of press releases can be accessed through the following link:

ASAN’s Press Releases

Photo Spotlight

Curious about what we’ve been doing? You can find photos of ASAN’s recent events here, which may include local chapter events, national, or international events.

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ASAN and its supporters have created many videos to reflect the concerns and perspectives of our community. Our videos are available on this page and on our YouTube channel.

Day of Mourning 2013

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and the National Council on Independent Living remember people with disabilities who have lost their lives at the hands of their family members or caregivers.

Autism Campus Inclusion: Summer Leadership Academy 2012

The Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy brought 17 students from across the country to participate in a week long training.

Scott Robertson: Life on the Spectrum – Conversation from Penn State

Scott Robertson, an ASAN board member who is a doctoral candidate at Penn State, talks about expanding societal acceptance of autism and discusses his research on using the Internet as a communication tool.

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