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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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Illustration of a large blue, pink and white rainbow against a pale grey background. Across the top of rainbow in pink, blue and black text it reads: Trans Rights Are Human Rights Take Action! In front of the rainbow are drawings of 9 people in brightly colored clothes alternately cheering with the trans and Nonbinary pride flags, waving their hands in the air, flexing their arm, and hugging. In the top right corner is the AWN logo: a large pink, white, and blue “a” with our website

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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Paperback book with illustration of a Black parent and Black child holding hands. Book cover reads "A Neurodiversity and Gentle Parenting Color by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu next to the logo. To the right is a donation box with hearts coming out of it with text "Goal $6,000". Below it reads Donate Today!

Support Language Justice and Autism Acceptance!

April 1, 2023

This April, AWN is hoping to raise $6,000 to support the release of the forthcoming book A Neurodiversity and Gentle Parenting Journey…in Color by Morénike Giwa Onaiwu

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text: Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network and Autistic People of Color Fund Statement on the Nashville Shooting

AWN & APOC Fund Statement on the March 27, 2023, Nashville Shooting

March 31, 2023

We acknowledge the pain, suffering, and trauma that the victims’ family, friends, and colleagues, as well as community members, are experiencing. At the same time, AWN and the Autistic People of Color Fund unequivocally condemn bigoted and hateful remarks about the shooter’s gender identity as a trans man and its purported relationship to his violent acts

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Text: From Sincerely, Your Autistic Child Celebration and acceptance of diversity begins in your own own home, with you. Haley Moss. Order Your Copy Today! Beacon Press

AWN March Newsletter

March 27, 2023

On March 30, we’ll be celebrating the two year anniversary of the release of AWN’s book Sincerely, Your Autistic Child. The book has now sold over 21,000 copies in paperback, eBook, and audiobook formats!

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A scene of a Black family celebrating from the “Old Towne Road Part II episode of “The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder.” (Disney) On the left is an autistic boy with an afro, with his sister in a pink dress next to him, his father in a cowboy hat, and his mother in a yellow suit

February Newsletter

February 27, 2023

Earlier this month, AWN leadership helped to consult on the highly acclaimed autism-focused episode of The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder reboot that recently aired on Disney+. The episode, which was intentionally released in February, has been praised broadly for its thoughtful portrayal of a Black family with affirming parents of a newly diagnosed autistic child.

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