Whether you are a self-advocate with a long history of involvement in the Autistic community, or a family member or friend who simply wants to learn more about autism and discover how you can be a helpful ally, there are several ways that you can get involved with ASAN’s advocacy activities.
ASAN affiliate groups are state and local disability advocacy groups that receive technical assistance and support from ASAN to achieve their goals. Visit here to find out more about joining an affiliate group near you, or having your group become an ASAN affiliate group.
Share Your Story
You can also contribute your experiences. Our policy center needs your stories to more effectively advocate for the rights and needs of autistic people. You can share your experiences with our policy center at this form.
You can also share with us links to articles and blog posts you find important and relevant to our work. To share links, fill out this form.
You can support us by becoming an ASAN member through online registration. As a member, you will receive our newsletter, advocacy alerts, and additional members-only materials. Our membership is open both to Autistics and to non-autistic allies.
To inquire about a scholarship membership for a low-income disabled person, please email email@example.com.
We have always welcomed and given a meaningful role to volunteers in our work to empower the Autistic community. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available to self-advocates and allies, which can be found here. If you would like more information about volunteering, please email Jean Winegardner at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Please consider making a contribution to support ASAN’s work! Your donation helps us to advance the disability rights movement and to better serve the Autistic community. Gifts to ASAN are tax-deductible in the United States and can be made securely online.