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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

2013 H St. 7th Floor
NW Washington D.C., DC 20006

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN's supporters include autistic adults and youth, those with other distinct neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the autism spectrum. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research and the development of autistic cultural activities and other opportunities for autistic people to engage with others on the spectrum.

ASAN initiatives include a research partnership with the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), an active Speaker's Bureau and advocacy in support of autism and disability-related issues such as de-institutionalization and community living supports, educational opportunity and inclusion, employment supports and other initiatives at both state and federal levels.

www.autisticadvocacy.org

Impact

25 Petitions

193,868 Supporters

Supporters

Joshua Levy
Bill Ofenloch
Paul Lerman
Sharon Johnson
Jacinda Moore
Adriana Faria
JIM HEAD
Kelly Garbato
Guy Zahller
Tim Duda
Denise L.
Michael Quinn
Terrie Williams
Elizabeth F.
Rory Schneider