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Visibilidad lesbiana latine en la pantalla: mi interés especial en Juliantina

April 26, 2022

Cuando encontré el romance lésbico entre Juliana y Valentina en la telenovela mexicana “Amar a Muerte”, me sentí visibilizada y me sentí esperanzada.

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Nine women of color of various races and gender presentations, some with apparent disabilities, smiling at the camera. One has a dog, and one is wearing a shirt that says Radical Acceptance. The text says Women's History Month Community Roundtable, and the AWN logo is in the corner.

AWN Women’s History Month Community Roundtable

March 31, 2022

AWN is highlighting the voices of women of color community members, advocates, and leaders with cerebral palsy and autoimmune conditions. We present a roundtable with Sarah Rizzuto, Rahnee K. Patrick, Terri Lynne Hudson, India Harville, Zahra J. Brown, Sara M. Acevedo, Carla L. Lewis-Irizarry, DeVan L. Hankerson Madrigal, and Jen White-Johnson. 

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A banner that says Black History Month Community Roundtable, and has pictures of five Black people arranged below the text, against a colorful painted abstract background.

AWN Community Black History Month Roundtable 2022

February 26, 2022

For Black History Month in 2022, AWN is highlighting the voices of Black autistic community members, advocates, and leaders within AWN and some of our partners and friends. We present a roundtable with Alex Toliver, Tony Alexander, Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Oluwatobi Maeyen Odugunwa, and Jessica Horvath Williams. 

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Two Black people look at notebooks while sitting next to each other. The title "The Intersections of Race & Autism Diagnostic Disparities & Marginalized Existence" and author name "Alexis Toliver" are also visible.

The Intersections of Race and Autism: Diagnostic Disparities and Marginalized Existence

February 17, 2022

I am a Black, queer, disabled, and non-binary individual.

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text is in pink, purple, black and teal and reads: October is NATIONAL DISABILITY EMPLOYMENT AWARENESS MONTH In the US, about 1 in 4 people has a disability Disabled people are twice as likely to be unemployed than those without disabilities

October 2021 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Infographics

October 28, 2021

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. We have created graphics to illustrate issues facing autistic people in the workplace.

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Photograph of young Black people holding protest signs that say Black Lives Matter, Justice Now, We Will Not Be Silent. Text in front says Abolishing Police is a Disability Justice Issue.

Dear Senators: We need more infrastructure funding, not police.

October 25, 2021

Policing is a disability justice issue. Stories of young autistic, frequently Black, youth who have violent interactions with police are countless.

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Celebrando el Mes de la Herencia Latina como lesbiana autista

October 15, 2021

Me encanta compartir en comunidad con otras personas autistas, con discapacidades y latines. Sin embargo, estas comunidades no son perfectas.

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Mujer latina sonriendo con un vestido floral. Detrás de ella hay edificios coloridos, incluido uno con revestimiento de estaño ondulado azul brillante. Hay césped directamente detrás de ella y montañas y un cielo brillante en la distancia.

Autismo en Las Comunidades Latinoamericanas

October 15, 2021

Las personas autistas latinas/hispánicas se enfrentan a una extensa discriminación sistémica en todos los campos, incluyendo salud, empleo, y beneficios públicos; lo cual lleva a tasas mucho menores de diagnóstico de autismo, y una menor habilidad para satisfacer las necesidades de les latines* autistas

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Latine woman smiling wearing a floral dress. Behind her are colorful buildings including one with bright blue corrugated tin siding. There is grass directly behind her and mountains and a bright sky in the distance.

Autism in Latin American Communities

October 14, 2021

This post is adapted from a video by Kayley Whalen and is re-posted from her blog TransWorldView. Hi, I’m Kayley Whalen, an autistic, transgender Puerto Rican and Guatemalan-American, and I’m here in Huehuetango, Guatemala to…

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A pink earth pony with a bright pink mane is dancing beneath a disco ball. There’s brightly colored confetti all around it, against a white background. On a teal background text reads: “Autistic people are individuals, and We all deserve media representation” -C.L. Bridge, “Pinkie Sense”- In the lower right hand corner is the awn logo- the large “a” in pink with the pale blue spoonie dragonfly on it and below it. Illustrated by Erin Casey

Pinkie Sense: an Autistic Pony Tale

September 29, 2021

Not all autistic people are withdrawn or shy, although most media portrayals and “signs of autism” lists focus on those who are. We need representation of what autism can look like in a more outgoing…

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The logo is comprised of block letters "MHHD" with the organization's name to the right which says "The Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (MHDD) National Training Center" and below this is the tagline "at the intersection of mental health and developmental disabilities"

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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Teenage faeries Musa, Stella, Bloom, Aisha, and Terra walk through the gates of Alfea Academy in the Otherworld in Fate: The Winx Saga. Musa, Stella, Bloom, and Terra are white. Aisha is Black.

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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