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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Being Happy

July 19, 2012

I am usually a very happy person. I am not happy all the time and my face does not always show the depth of my emotions. Sometimes my body reaction to situations is very similar,…

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Autism is a Disability

July 3, 2012

Why am I writing a letter to Disney? Click >>> here <<< for the story. When I receive a response from Disney, you’ll be the first to hear about it. **** Subject: Disability Grievance My child is…

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Busting Myths About Autistic Girls and Women, One Unicorn at a Time

June 12, 2012

We Unicorns seldom have a chance to gather in the magical wild lands of Manhattan, but thanks to a press pass arranged by Sharon daVanport, president of Autism Women’s Network, I got to meet another of…

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From Ableist to Self Advocate

May 31, 2012

I was once an ableist. And I was my own target. I had never before thought about my life and where I am now in these terms: from ableist to self-advocate. It might seem strange to…

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Being Different

April 25, 2012

I’ve heard that what makes me different Also makes me wrong or bad That just because I’m different Means that I should be sad. But I am here to tell you That different’s not all…

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Calling Ohio Autistic Activists and Autism Advocates

April 24, 2012

Calling Ohio autistic activists and autism advocates: If you support the fact that autistic individuals should have a voice in policies that directly affect us despite exclusionary language, whether you’re part of the community or…

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Webinar Survey: Autistic Parents Parenting Autistic Daughters & NT Parents/Caregivers Parenting Daughters with Autism

April 4, 2012

We are putting together three interest surveys: one each for (1) autistic parents who are parenting autistic daughters, neurotypical parents and caregivers parenting daughters with autism (2) autistic women (3) and the professionals that work…

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Autistic, Parenting, Homeschooling and Acceptance

April 2, 2012

Mara Fritts is the mother of four, she is diagnosed AS, and she sits on the AWN Board of Directors. I started Homeschooling when our oldest son was 7 years old, after fighting a school system…

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Second Annual Autism Acceptance Event Making a Difference!

March 29, 2012

Most awareness campaigns have little to do with supports to benefit autistic adults, and it’s become increasingly difficult for many self advocates to breathe through April’s superficial autism frills. Is there anything to look forward…

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15 Things You Should Never Say To An Autistic

February 27, 2012

There could really be a hundred or a thousand of these, but I’ve decided to choose just fifteen for the sake of brevity and not imploding anyone’s browser. All of these things have actually been…

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Happy New Year!

January 1, 2012

Early April 2011 began with Rethinking Autism releasing their newest PSA: Autism Support Group. It was really great to see actress, and autistic advocate, Tammy Klein starring in the newly released Public Service Announcement. What an amazing message…

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Static Bubbles: The Myths of Functioning Labels

December 15, 2011

In the Autism communities, the terms “high functioning” and “low functioning” are used quite a lot. However, when asked, the communities are unable to agree upon defining criteria for each. This has led me to…

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