News & Announcements

AWN Statement on the Mass Shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina

June 21, 2015

AWN is shocked and filled with sorrow at the slaying of nine African-Americans — six of them women — at a Bible study meeting at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church Wednesday night. A 21-year…

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April 2015 Event a Success!

April 30, 2015

Saturday April 18th, Autism Women’s Network and The Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library hosted an Autism Acceptance Event in Stanwood, WA!   The event featured a presentation by Autistic teen, H, entitled “Dear Teacher: A…

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Autism Acceptance Month Event

April 13, 2015

Autism Women’s Network & Ed Wiley Autism Acceptance Lending Library are hosting a special Autism Acceptance Month Event. When: Saturday April 18th from 2-4:30pm PDT Where: Stanwood Camano Community Resource Center 9612 271st St NW…

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Meet Emily Paige Ballou, AWN Publications Committee & Online Content Moderator

April 8, 2015

Three things about me: I kind of wish I could live in the country. I love hiking, being outside, and waking up early. There are no bounds to my reading preferences. I’m as likely to…

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Meet Kit Mead, AWN Social Media Volunteer for Tumblr & DIVERgent

March 24, 2015

So, it’s hard to list three lighthearted things about me that people don’t know, considering that I tend to talk about my special interests at length. I guess one of the first things is that…

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Meet Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, Project Coordinator for Autism & Race Anthology, Networking Moderator, and AWN Board of Directors

March 16, 2015

Hmmm, fun things about me? I don’t think I can narrow it down; how much time do you have, lol?  Seriously, though, here are a few fun facts (in my opinion anyway) about me: 1)…

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Meet Amy Sequenzia, AWN Contributing Writer

March 8, 2015

What is fun about me? I don’t know if other people think it is fun, but my synesthetic experience is awesome. I see colors and movement when I listen to music. I also see and feel…

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AWN & WMDSC Statement on Justice for Michael Brown

November 25, 2014

Deeply saddened and outraged by the refusal to indict Darren Wilson for Michael Brown’s murder, the Autism Women’s Network and the Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective have issued a joint statement calling for justice for…

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

AWN Commends Build-A-Bear Workshop for Severing Partnership with Autism Speaks

August 13, 2014

Boycott Autism Speaks is pleased to learn that Build-A-Bear Workshop has severed its partnership with Autism Speaks. Autism Women’s Network extends our sincerest thanks to Build-A-Bear Workshop for acknowledging and addressing the concerns of Autistic…

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AWN Statement on Media Responsibility When Reporting About Autism and Violence

May 25, 2014

AWN is profoundly saddened by the recent violence in California and our thoughts are with the families and loved ones affected. Unfortunately, this tragic incident has sparked troubling conversations in the media about Autism. Autism…

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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network

Alicewinks to Donate 20% of iBook Proceeds to Autism Women’s Network

December 19, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Holiday donation to leading Autism organization marks the beginning of Alicewinks’ broader commitment to the Autistic community and special education. Buena Vista, CO (December 18, 2013) — From December 18th, 2013 through…

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Divergent: when disability and feminism collide

December 17, 2013

Divergent is an initiative of the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network. Run exclusively by disabled women of varying identities and disabilities. Divergent works to change how disabled women are commonly perceived within society while challenging…

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