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AWN receives rapid response grant for changes in programming due to COVID-19

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is excited to announce that we have been selected to receive funding from Borealis Philanthropy’s Disability Inclusion Fund! Borealis has awarded $210,000 in grants to 15 disability advocacy organizations whose work and communities have been disproportionately affected by the COVID19 pandemic. In a statement from Borealis, the Disability Inclusion Fund said, “While the pandemic has fundamentally changed daily life for everyone, the additional barriers for people with disabilities to access healthcare and a variety of other necessary supports have been immense….. these grantees are working boldly, creatively, and strategically, on a variety of responses—from mutual aid to advocacy and policy efforts.”

Lei Wiley-Mydske, Community Outreach Coordinator, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Innovation and Digital Communication Director, are working to launch our new online programming, which will benefit the autistic and greater disabled communities. As a community-led, grassroots organization, we will continue to make adjustments reflecting setbacks caused by COVID19. We are grateful to Borealis for supporting AWN’s goals and mission, and we celebrate the other 14 organizations receiving these funds for the vital work they do as well. Stay tuned for more details on AWN’s new programming to be released early next week! 

Read more about the Disability Inclusion Fund (DIF) and the Rapid Response Fund here.