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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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Yesterday, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is considering adopting a federal standard which would exclude transgender and intersex people from…

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From protests to policymaking, the disability community has spent years fighting for our right to be fully included in our communities. Generations of disabled…

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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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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.

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