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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 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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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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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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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Human Rights Committee  (HRC)
Submission for Reporting of the United States of America on Women and Gender Diverse People with Disabilities*

September 21, 2023

The U.S. Gender and Disability Justice Alliance,[1] Women Enabled International (WEI),[2] the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network,[3] and  the Autistic People of Color Fund,[4]  appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the Human Rights Committee’s consideration…

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Protect Our Trans Siblings

AWN August-September Newsletter

September 13, 2023

AWN has been quite busy recently, and thank you for your patience while we worked to get our latest newsletter to you. Here at AWN we run on Crip Time, so sometimes that means that…

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Paid Trans HIV Prevention Study

August 14, 2023

As a nonbinary trans woman, I know how hard-hit my community is with HIV — with trans women having HIV rates 66 times higher than the general population. That’s why I’m proud to be part…

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