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Empowerment is when you have gained the confidence in yourself to have the light bulb go on in your head. You realize you can take control of your life and you understand that now you have done it. —Nancy Ward

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Today the Raise the Wage Act was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives. This bill would raise the federal minimum wage…

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ASAN strongly condemns the deep cuts that the President’s proposed budget would make to Medicaid, Social Security, and other critical programs for people with…

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Community Engagement Coordinator. The Community Engagement Coordinator works closely with the ASAN Director of…

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One of the most accurate metaphors I’ve used to describe my life is this: I’ve occupied several closets simultaneously. To become my most authentic…

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Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families.


Trigger/content warning: derogatory language, institutionalization, dehumanizing treatment.

My name is Carol Quirk. I’m the Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education and…

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