Media Partner #13: Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Autistic Self Advocacy Network is our 13th media partner, huzzah!
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the Autistic community, and does so by advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power while working to educate communities and improve public perceptions of autism. ASAN’s members and supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, and non-autistic family members, professionals, educators and friends.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens. We work to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the Autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!
I love ASAN. It is about time that an Autistic Support Organization actually utilizes people with Autism! I love their “Nothing about us without us” slogan. It embodies everything I believe about Autism. <3
We love ASAN too! I believe their slogan is something that many disability organization have used in the past. Thank you for your comments and your interest in our project!