mage is a closeup photo of a purple tufted sofa with a nailhead border at the bottom edge, and a pale purple AWN logo on the left side. White text in the lower half of the image says: "I’m always searching for female characters who are allowed to be eccentric, allowed to have unbridled enthusiasm for their interests, allowed to admit they don't always know what to say." – CL Bridge,

Oh, Brilliant!: the 13th Doctor and Autism

November 19, 2020

Like most autistic people, Thirteen gets very excited about things that interest her, however small those things may seem to NTs. She loves a laminator.

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[photo: screenshot of the cover page for the guide, which says in large text "Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect at the Doctor and in the Hospital: Tips and Advice for Autistic Trans People About Finding and Going to Doctors." the authors' names Sharon daVanport, Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán, Lydia X. Z. Brown, Illustrations by Erin Casey (Human). then the logos for AWN and the Task Force. the colors are subtly blue, purple, and pink.]

AWN in Partnership with the National LGBTQ Task Force Release Trans Autistic Healthcare Guide

October 16, 2020

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network & The National LGBTQ Task Force are excited to share a brand new guide for trans autistic people called Before You Go: Know Your Rights & What to Expect…

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Soy puertorriqueña y soy autista. Eso es algo que no oyes todos los días. ¡Feliz Día de la Herencia Latine!

Mes de la herencia latine: Soy puertorriqueña y autista

October 14, 2020

Muchas personas autistas puertorriqueñes & Latine viven sus vidas sin ser diagnosticades. Esto se deba a una falta de recursos económicos y al desconocimiento del autismo en grupos de otras razas y géneros.

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Latinx Heritage Month: Being Puerto Rican and Autistic

October 13, 2020

Hello, I’m Kayla Maria Rodriguez. Happy Latinx Heritage Month my fellow Latinx people! I’m Puerto Rican and I’m autistic. That’s not something you hear everyday.  I get why you might not ever hear Puerto Rican…

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AWN & ASAN Joint Statement Supporting Matthew Rushin and George Cusick Return Home

July 9, 2020

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and The Autistic Self Advocacy Network unequivocally condemns the racism and ableism evident in Virginia’s unjust prosecution and sentencing of Matthew Rushin. As leading national organizations fighting for the…

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

June 23, 2020

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…

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AWN contributes to global cross-disability COVID-19 research efforts

June 20, 2020

In partnership with a large coalition of disability coalitions, NGOs, and advocacy groups, the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is proud to update our community on a recent multinational qualitative research endeavor conducted between…

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AWN applauds Supreme Court decision protecting civil rights of queer and trans people at work

June 15, 2020

AWN applauds today’s long-overdue Supreme Court decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act protects queer and trans employees from being fired because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. In the fall,…

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AWN Statement on Rollbacks Impacting Trans and Disability Healthcare

June 13, 2020

The Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network (AWN) condemns yesterday’s announcement that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is rolling back critical protections for trans and disabled people. Adding to this devastation is that…

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AWN condemns JK Rowling’s anti-trans and ableist comments against trans women, autistic trans youth, and other trans people

June 10, 2020

All women’s experiences are real women’s experiences Like many of our community members, AWN is dismayed and disappointed to learn about JK Rowling’s most recent transmisogynistic comments about sex and gender. Among other comments, Rowling…

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Disability Justice Solidarity in Fighting White Supremacy and State Violence

June 1, 2020

Disability Justice depends on a politic and practice of active solidarity and collective work for liberation. The Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network’s leadership, staff, volunteers, and community members share in the rage and sorrow caused…

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AWN condemns TikTok “Autism Challenge” amid other failures to protect marginalized people from abuse on social media

May 19, 2020

AWN is troubled by the sudden popularity of the “Autism Challenge” dance challenge on TikTok, but where users encourage each other to film short clips pretending to dance by flapping their hands and making other…

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