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☔ ASAN April Update ☔

ASAN April Newsletter Dear friends, As we wrap up another Autism Acceptance Month, we are honored and grateful to be a part of celebrating autistic culture and community. Acceptance is an action, and we’re here to help you take that action every day, even when Autism Acceptance Month is...

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ASAN Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Last year, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling on his neck for nine and a half minutes. This murder was inexcusable, and part of a systemic pattern of police violence that disproportionately affects Black people and other people of color in...

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Acceptance is an Action: ASAN Statement on 10th Anniversary of AAM

ASAN is pleased to commemorate the 10th annual Autism Acceptance Month this year. Over the past ten years, autistic advocates have transformed our society’s conversation around autism — but much remains to be done before we can truly fulfill the promise of autism acceptance. Autism Acceptance Month was created...

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🌱ASAN March Update🌱

ASAN March Newsletter Dear friends, This has been a difficult month for many of our community members. We began the month with the virtual vigil for Disability Day of Mourning, where we honored members of our community killed by their parents or caretakers. As we do every year, we...

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Learn how colleges can help autistic students succeed with our new white paper!

More and more autistic students are entering higher education, but they often face barriers to success, with a lower graduation rate than non-disabled students. Some colleges have created programs for autistic students in order to address these barriers — but these programs vary widely, and are often created without...

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🌷ASAN February Update 🌷

 ASAN February Newsletter Dear friends, While winter weather may be sticking around, we’re still springing forward into this new year of advocacy. Here is a summary of what we’ve been up to in the last month, and of what we have coming up. We are thrilled that the work...

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