AWN celebrates Autism Acceptance Month - April 2024

April AWN Newsletter

This April, for Autism Acceptance Month, we’re celebrating you! 

As our slogan says, “Neurodiversity is for Everyone” and we really mean it. Whether you’re autistic, neurodivergent, disabled and/or an ally, we’re so happy to have you part of our AWN chosen family. 

AWN was founded in 2010 after seeing the need to build a community for others which many of us realized we didn’t have. Fourteen years ago, I never imagined AWN would get this big! Did you know we have over 6,000 people receiving this newsletter? Just imagine, 6,000 people sharing (virtual) community together; yet, we don’t know that much about each other. 

Our staff and consultants recently started doing monthly office hours meetups to get to know each other better, but we’re also trying to help everyone else in the AWN community know each other better too.

With this in mind, AWN is going to do something a little different this month. We put together a super short two-question survey to get to know you better!

We want to hear from you about the things you appreciate in the autistic community, and anything else you’re passionate about. After we collect responses, we’d like to share some general findings and trends in an upcoming newsletter. Please don’t worry that we’d share any of your information (name, email, etc.) – we appreciate the legitimate concerns about internet privacy and how data about the autistic community is used, and we are concerned too! 

Again, the survey is only two questions and should be super quick to do!

Autistics Vote! AWN guide to voting in 2024 - BEFORE ELECTION DAY: ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? IF YES, you can double check that you are registered to vote here:, IF NO, 1. Check your state's voting eligibility requirements: 2. Register to vote online... Online voter registration is available in 42 states plus DC. 3. Online registration is NOT available in AP, ME, MS, MT, NH, NJ, NC, ND, OK, SD, TX, or WY. Residents of those states can use the link above to complete and print a voter registration form, then bring that to your local election office.

New Voting Resource Guide!

As this is an election year, AWN has been hard at work on a voting resource guide in English and Spanish. It has specific resources for disabled voters, BIPOC voters, voters in the South, trans/nonbinary voters, and more. We hope you find it helpful in ensuring you can exercise your right to vote this election!


Sharon daVanport
Executive Director, Founder
Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network