Illustration and text against a pale blue background. In orange, blue and black text at top center reads: “AWN CELEBRATES APIDA HERITAGE MONTH Asian American • Pacific Islander • Desi American MAY 2024” Across the lower half are digital illustrations of seven people of diverse ages, gender, height, and hair color/ hair styles. They are all wearing at least one bright color clothing item -including blue, yellow and orange ) Behind the center of the image is a drawing of the outline of a teal lotus flower. In the upper left hand corner is the awn logo: a large pink “a” with a pale greenish blue winged spoonie dragonfly. Beneath the a is our url: awnnetwork dot org.

May AWN Newsletter

May 24, 2024

It’s May, and this month, the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network recognizes Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month. For APIDA people, this is a month to celebrate the incredible diversity of APIDA communities…

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Illustration and text against a white and green background. On the left hand side of the square is a digital illustration of a femme presenting person with shoulder length brown wavy hair who is seated at a table. She is wearing a green sweater with a reddish infinity sign on the front of it. She’s leaning on her elbow holding her closed fist to her chin, and looking off to the side, appearing dejected and withdrawn. To the right of her is an orange plate that is full of food. Black text at top right reads: “It is often a lonely experience. But I also know I’m not the only one with these experiences.” - Autism, Eating Disorders, and Gender by Kayla Rodriguez, In the lower right hand corner is the awn logo: a large pink “a” with a pale blue winged spoonie dragonfly on it. Below the “a” is our website:

Autism, Eating Disorders, and Gender

May 16, 2024

As an autistic Latine woman and nonbinary person who lives with multiple eating disorders, I wish there was more representation of people like me.

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Illustration and text against a beige background At top in pink and black text reads: “SUPPORT AWN FOR GIVE OUT DAY MAY 2024” The word “out” is circled in a rainbow colored heart. Across the lower half of the square are digital illustrations of 3 arms raised into a fist. They are all wearing bright bracelets in rainbow and trans pride flag colors. Text above the 3 hands reads: “DISABILITY JUSTICE REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE GENDER JUSTICE” In the lower right hand corner is the awn logo: a large pink “a” with a pale blue winged spoonie dragonfly. Below the a is our website:

Support our Reproductive Justice and LGBTQIAP+ Justice Work

May 14, 2024

March and April were big months for AWN’s policy work. As our Policy Director, I represented AWN at two rallies at the Supreme Court, led AWN’s efforts advancing policies to ensure accessibility in healthcare, transportation,…

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AWN celebrates Autism Acceptance Month - April 2024

April AWN Newsletter

April 24, 2024

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…

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AWN March Newsletter

March 29, 2024

Happy Women’s History Month! This March, AWN is proud to celebrate the many amazing autistic women and girls in our global community.

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Nex Benedict

AWN Statement on Nex Benedict

March 20, 2024

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and the undersigned organizations and individuals condemn the murder of yet another transgender or gender expansive person, 16-year-old Nex Benedict, who died after other students assaulted them in a…

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Image is AWN's logo. A magenta lower case "a" with a teal winged spoonie shaped dragonfly arched on the upper left side of the letter "a". Centered underneath the "a" is AWN's URL ""

AWN February Newsletter

February 27, 2024

My name is Kyara, and I started as a Communications Intern at AWN this January.  I first found AWN through a Social Movements course 3 years ago as an undergrad. From that point on, I…

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Black History Month - Celebrating black artists and activists

AWN Honors Black History Month 2024

February 22, 2024

Learn more about the four artists and activists we are honoring for Black History Month 2024: Octavia Butler, Sonia Sanchez, Josephine Baker, and Alvin Ailey. 

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Our Crucial Disability Policy Work

December 19, 2023

Our society, including public policy, should not pick and choose which types of disabled people to care for. True liberation can only exist for everyone when we divest from that type of competition and instead build an interdependent world where more is possible. This past year, AWN took steps toward creating that type of world.

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AWN Giving Tuesday eBook Release

November 28, 2023

We’re happy to celebrate the release of AWN’s new ebook, A Neurodiversity and Gentle Parenting Journey…in Color by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

October Newsletter: Spirits, Spooks, and Sweets

October 31, 2023

It’s my favorite time of the year! Halloween is coming up soon, and for many Latine people like myself, it’s also close to Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos). I love this season of spirits, spooks, and sweets.

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Day of the Dead. Guatemala vs. Mexico. What's different?

Day of the Dead in Guatemala and Mexico: Honoring Our Ancestors

October 25, 2023

Hi, I’m Kayley Whalen, a Guatemalan-American trans and disabilities scholar, activist, and communications consultant for the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. I’m here to talk about Día de [los] Muertos, or “Day of the Dead”…

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