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Image shows a closeup of a few colored pencils on a blue wooden table. Text says, “Our interests are ours / they aren’t yours to take from us. ~ C.L. Bridge, awnnetwork.org”

Our Interests Are Ours

In kindergarten, I loved one thing more than just about anything else: the Care Bears. I loved their rainbow colors and their magical land of clouds. Unfortunately, most of my classmates …

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Image description: photo of a parent and child standing side by side in a sunny field, with their arms raised and outstretched as they gaze at each other. Text says, “Parents who practice acceptance will not allow anyone to devalue their children. They will not allow anyone to value their children on the basis of what they can do, but on the basis of their humanity. - Amy Sequenzia, awnnetwork.org”

Autism Acceptance – It Requires Action

It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness is not enough. It has been a long time since Autistics started saying that Autism Awareness actually hurts …

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Image text reads: "Autism awareness has failed autistics. Autism awareness has failed families of autistics, even if many families are in denial about this failure." (The burgundy text is on a pink marbled background.)

Your Autism Awareness Has Failed

It is almost April and it is the time of the year when Autistics have to remind the rest of the world that we are human beings, that we have human …

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Documentary, SPECTRUM: A Story of the Mind

Autism Women’s Network is grateful to the filmmakers of “SPECTRUM: A Story of the Mind” for designating our organization to receive all proceeds for the upcoming year to benefit our mission at …

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What Does Autism Speaks "Call For Unity" Mean?

What Does Autism Speaks “Call For Unity” Mean?

In very few words: crisis management. But this is an informative post, so I will give the information. Neurotypical writer Steve Silberman just published his extensively researched book on, more specifically …

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Sharisa Joy Kochmeister: Give Her Back the Right to Communicate

She is a friend, a kindred soul. We both type to communicate, we both have other disabilities besides autism. Sharisa Joy Kochmeister is only a few years older than me. Recently, …

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Tell Me About Your Autism Awareness Month

So, you got all excited about the Autism Awareness campaigns because you have an Autistic child – pardon me, child “with autism”, or a friend’s child “has autism”, or a friend …

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

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 …

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Respectfully Connected: Interview with the Authors

Autism Women’s Network is dedicated to building a inclusive community for Autistic women and girls of all ages, their families, friends, and allies to support one another and share experiences. This …

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Accessible Health Care for Autistic Adults

For autistic adults, the barriers to accessing health care can be substantial. Not only are autistic adults more likely to live in poverty and less likely to have access to quality …

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Autistic Adulthood

Welcome to Autistic adulthood, my young friends. It does exist, contrary to what the media has people believing. We do grow up, and what we grow up to be are Autistic …

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