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Affiliate Groups

ASAN affiliate groups are state and local disability advocacy groups that share a basic set of core values and policy positions with ASAN. Affiliate groups receive technical assistance, peer support, and advocacy alerts from ASAN, while retaining flexibility to focus on whatever issues are most relevant to them. Affiliate groups are listed here to encourage collaboration with each other, as well as to help interested individuals connect with groups that are local to them.

In order to become an ASAN affiliate group, your group must be:

  • Run by people who identify as self-advocates with developmental disabilities (for example, autistic people or people with intellectual disabilities).
  • Inclusive of the entire autistic and disabled community. To give a few examples, your group should be welcoming and accessible to people with intellectual disabilities, nonspeaking people, people with mobility impairments, etc.
  • Currently active (have a meeting or event about once a month).
  • Willing to update ASAN periodically on your activities.

To apply to become an ASAN affiliate group, please email Haley Outlaw at houtlaw@autisticadvocacy.org to receive an application.

 

List of affiliate groups by state:

California

Sacramento, CA
California Autistic Self Advocates (CASA)
Ashley Robertson – caautisticselfadvocates@gmail.com

Georgia

Atlanta, GA
Autistic Self Advocacy Atlanta
Eren Niederhoffer – Autisticadvocacyatl@Gmail.com

Illinois

Chicago, IL
Autistics Against Curing Autism – Chicagoland
Timotheus Gordon, Jr. and Amanda Burkhart – aaca.chicagoland@gmail.com

Kentucky

Lexington, KY
Autistics United of Kentucky
Bev Harp – bevharp64@gmail.com

Louisville, KY
Kentuckiana Autism Spectrum Alliance (KASA)
Micah Peace – kyautisticalliance@gmail.com

Maine

Portland, ME
Maine Autism Collective
Meg Dyke – maineautismcollective@gmail.com

Massachusetts

Boston, MA
Spectrum Boston
Finn Gardiner – fgardiner@autisticadvocacy.org

New York

New York, NY
Autistic Self-Advocates of New York City
Aaron Zisook – autisticadvocacynj@gmail.com

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania Center for Autistic Advocacy
Cori Frazer – info@autisticpgh.org

York, PA
Advocates for Neurodiversity
Luke Anderson – nonlinearluke@gmail.com

Tennessee

Nashville, TN
Nashville Autism Peer Support (NAPS)
Chad Beadles – NashAPS4you@gmail.com

International affiliate groups:

Australia

Aberfoyle Park, SA
ASAN Australia and New Zealand
Kathy Isaacs – secretary@asan-au.org

Canada

Vancouver, BC
Autistics United Vancouver
Vivian Ly – vancouverautistics@gmail.com

Winnipeg, MB
Autistics United Manitoba
Baden Gaeke Franz –¬†manitobaautistics@gmail.com

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