The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2018 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy! The ACI Summer Leadership Academy prepares autistic students to do disability advocacy at their colleges. Accepted students will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training from June 16th to June 23rd, 2018. ACI participants learn about making student groups, understanding disability policy, and talking to people in the government. ASAN pays for travel and rooms for all Academy students.
Applicants must be on the Autism Spectrum, live in the United States or Puerto Rico, and be college students with at least one year left before graduating. Students in TPSID programs (Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities), 2-year community colleges, 4-year colleges, and graduate schools can apply. We especially want you to apply if you are:
-a student of color
-low-income or on SSI
-a student with an intellectual disability
-an AAC user
To apply, please send a finished application by Sunday, February 25th, 2018 to Reid Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need help filling out the application, or have any questions about ACI, please email Reid Caplan at email@example.com