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We Heart Hannah Gadsby (& Hannah hearts us!)

August 22, 2019

Hannah Gadsby uses her public platform to speak honestly and openly about vital issues like disability, ableism, autism, sexism, misogyny and the public health importance of vaccination, and we love her for it! And recently,…

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Stop the shocks: New toolkit builds on autistic community’s anti-JRC work

March 25, 2019

As part of our commitment to advancing social justice for all, AWN applauds all advocacy to stop the shocks and end all forms of abuse and torture at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton,…

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AWN Network’s Statement on the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting in Pennsylvania

October 30, 2018

Autistic Women & Nonbinary (AWN) Network strongly condemns a recent act of anti-Semitic violence that took the lives of eleven Jewish people and has shaken a community locally and nationally, including a pair of brothers…

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AWN Network Opposes Trump’s Attempt to Take Away Transgender People’s Civil and Human Rights

October 29, 2018

Last week, the New York Times reported that the Trump administration is considering a proposal to roll back protections for transgender people across multiple federal agencies. These protections originally came from the Obama White House.…

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network Statement on #FamiliesBelongTogether

June 24, 2018

In May 2018 the United States, under the administration of Donald Trump, implemented a policy to forcibly seize minor children from their parents when undocumented families are apprehended crossing the border. When these families, who…

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AWN Statement on the Santa Fe Texas High School Shooting

May 19, 2018

For the students, teachers, and staff of Houston-area Santa Fe High School, their morning began like any other day, but it ended in tragedy as 10 individuals (9 students and 1 teacher) were murdered by…

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Name Change ~ Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN)

April 26, 2018

For years, Autism Women’s Network has been a tremendous source of support and of community outreach run for and by actually autistic people. I am so excited to announce that effective July 1, Autism Women’s…

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Justice for DJ

April 10, 2018

For DJ, an 8 year old autistic boy, being yelled at and having his iPad taken away triggered a meltdown. But what started as a meltdown ended as a criminal battery charge for DJ when…

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AWN Urges Media Caution When Reporting On Parkland Florida School Shooting

February 15, 2018

AWN urges caution when speculating about any mental health diagnosis of the shooter in the recent Florida tragedy. News outlets have already begun speculating about the shooter’s possible links to mental health. We especially implore…

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AWN Statement on Charlottesville

August 21, 2017

The events that occurred last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia when a vehicle driven by a white supremacist drove deliberately through a crowd of peaceful anti-racism protesters (killing one individual and injuring numerous others) shocked and…

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AWN Statement of Solidarity with Communities and Officers Affected By Violence

July 19, 2016

Autism Women’s Network grieves with the families of the police officers in Baton Rouge whose lives were brutally taken. We continue to mourn with the families of the officers and civilians who were murdered or…

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Statement in Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

July 7, 2016

Autism Women’s Network remains committed to adding our voice to the fight for justice in marginalized communities. It’s with deep sadness that we find ourselves once again needing to do so with the recent murders…

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