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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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This book of essays by adult-diagnosed/self-diagnosed autistic people includes pieces on burnout, passions and interests, sensory overload, and more. Essays discuss growing up undiagnosed,…

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After a rushed process that was designed to deny survivors a chance to be fully heard, the Senate has confirmed Brett Kavanaugh to the…

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This letter is also available as a PDF here.

Senate Judiciary Committee
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Via Electronic Mail

September 17, 2018

Dear Senators,
I…

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On April 5th, ASAN’s Executive Director, Julia Bascom, gave the keynote address at the United Nations event on empowering autistic women and girls. You…

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


Thank you all for coming here today and bearing witness with us to all of the lives taken from us before their time.

A theme…

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