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AWN condemns court ruling upholding use of electric shock torture

July 7, 2021

The Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network unequivocally condemns yesterday’s court ruling striking down the FDA’s ban on painful electric shock for behavioral modification on disabled people. These devices are only known to be used at…

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AWN celebrates Neli Latson’s full pardon on Olmstead anniversary

June 22, 2021

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the landmark Olmstead v. L.C. decision affirming the right to full community integration for all disabled people. What better way to honor Lois Curtis and Elaine Wilson’s legacy than to celebrate Reginald Cornelius Latson’s unconditional pardon, announced earlier today!

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Announcing a #LiberatingWebinars collaboration with Autistic, Typing and other autistic BIPoC

June 4, 2021

Our Community Outreach Coordinator, Lei Wiley-Mydske, and our Equity, Justice & Representation Consultant, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, announced today that they have begun recording a series of webinars for Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network’s ongoing #LiberatingWebinars…

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We’re hiring! Will you be AWN’s next Education & Program Assistant or Policy Analyst Intern?

May 18, 2021

About AWN The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is hiring for two positions – one is a part-time, long-term contract, and the other is a paid internship. AWN is a small, grassroots-led nonprofit that…

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How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected me and other autistics

May 3, 2021

I have been trying my best with this pandemic. It’s taking a toll on my mental health because I have been staying at home almost all the time since March 2020. I am a type 1 diabetic so I’m high risk. I’ve been staying home to protect myself, my family, and everyone else.

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Justice Requires Black Liberation: Responding to Convictions in Murder of George Floyd

April 20, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network recognizes that the guilty verdicts in the case of Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd are only the smallest of recognitions of Black people’s lives as having value –…

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AWN Statement on Honoring BIPoC Community Contributions

April 9, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is keenly aware of the privilege we hold as an organization with a large platform and more resources than individual advocates, especially Autistic Black, Indigenous and People of…

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Announcing the book release of Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

March 30, 2021

Today, March 30, 2021, the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network released our new book Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew about Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity. Sincerely…

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Neurodiversity, Changelings, and what Fate: The Winx Saga can teach us about acceptance

March 1, 2021

As a transgender Latinx woman who is autistic and bipolar, I rarely see positive representations of neurodivergence on screen which I can relate to. So when I tried out Netflix’s recent show Fate: The Winx…

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AWN condemns white supremacist violence and state complicity in attempted fascist coup

January 8, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network condemns in no uncertain terms the unabashed display of white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence in yesterday’s insurrectionist riot in Washington DC, and in similar riots in multiple state capitals.

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AWN announces $100,00 grant from Disability Inclusion Fund

December 17, 2020

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is honored to be among Borealis Philanthropy’s first round of Disability Inclusion Fund general grantees, after being selected to receive emergency COVID-19 funding earlier this year.

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AWN commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance and Indigenous People’s National Day of Mourning

November 30, 2020

November is a month of mourning and remembrance for many of our communities.  On November 20, the trans community honors the lives of trans people murdered because of anti-trans oppression and hate. And on the…

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