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We’re hiring! Will you be AWN’s next Education & Program Assistant or Policy Analyst Intern?

May 18, 2021

About AWN The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is hiring for two positions – one is a part-time, long-term contract, and the other is a paid internship. AWN is a small, grassroots-led nonprofit that…

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Justice Requires Black Liberation: Responding to Convictions in Murder of George Floyd

April 20, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network recognizes that the guilty verdicts in the case of Derek Chauvin’s murder of George Floyd are only the smallest of recognitions of Black people’s lives as having value –…

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AWN Statement on Honoring BIPoC Community Contributions

April 9, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is keenly aware of the privilege we hold as an organization with a large platform and more resources than individual advocates, especially Autistic Black, Indigenous and People of…

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Announcing the book release of Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

March 30, 2021

Today, March 30, 2021, the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network released our new book Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew about Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity. Sincerely…

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AWN condemns white supremacist violence and state complicity in attempted fascist coup

January 8, 2021

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network condemns in no uncertain terms the unabashed display of white supremacist and neo-Nazi violence in yesterday’s insurrectionist riot in Washington DC, and in similar riots in multiple state capitals.

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AWN announces $100,00 grant from Disability Inclusion Fund

December 17, 2020

The Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is honored to be among Borealis Philanthropy’s first round of Disability Inclusion Fund general grantees, after being selected to receive emergency COVID-19 funding earlier this year.

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AWN commemorates Transgender Day of Remembrance and Indigenous People’s National Day of Mourning

November 30, 2020

November is a month of mourning and remembrance for many of our communities.  On November 20, the trans community honors the lives of trans people murdered because of anti-trans oppression and hate. And on the…

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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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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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