News & Announcements

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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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Disability Pride Month 2023

AWN July Newsletter

July 26, 2023

Hi, my name is Courtney and I have been the Digital Media Content Manager for AWN since 2020, leading our efforts on Facebook and helping our team make sure all our online platforms are accessible.…

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Broadband Internet: Civil Rights and Disability Justice

Webinars June 22 & 29

June 19, 2023

Hello to everyone in the AWN community!  You’ll notice that AWN has not had any webinars for a long time now. Well, I’m here to share that the hiatus is over!  If you have been…

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Happy Pride Month 2023

AWN June Newsletter

June 16, 2023

Dear Friend, Hi, I’m Erin, and as a neurodivergent artist, I wanted to wish you a happy Pride Month. I’ve been the Art Director for AWN since 2016, and in that time I’ve enjoyed making…

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APIDA Heritage month 2023

May Newsletter: APIDA Heritage Month

May 30, 2023

Dear Friend, Welcome to Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month. As a queer physically disabled Korean transracial and transnational adoptee raised in the Caribbean, this month is both important to me, and challenging,…

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April Newsletter: Fighting Back for Trans Rights

April 27, 2023

AWN is fighting new legislation and regulations intended to harm trans people. These anti-trans policies are often combined with ableism and racism. Georgia’s SB 140 references higher rates of autism amongst transgender people as a reason to deny gender-affirming care. In this newsletter, our Policy Manager Elio McCabe provides resources for you to stay informed, take action, and support AWN in the fight.

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