Resources related to self-advocacy, navigating the social world and getting ready for employment.
Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN)
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. They work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us. Nothing About Us, Without Us!
ASAN's Autism Campus Inclusion Summer Leadership Academy
The Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy, a project of the Autism Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), prepares autistic students to create systems change on their college campuses. Participants acquire valuable skills in community organizing, policy formation, and grassroots and campus-based activism. Alumni receive support and technical assistance in implementing their advocacy goals following the training. The ACI Summer Leadership Academy takes place in Washington, D.C., for one week in early to mid-June. Applicants must identify as autistic and be current college students with at least one year remaining before graduation. Travel and lodging are fully covered by ASAN.
Social Interaction Publications
Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Author: John Elder Robinson
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
Author: Cynthia Kim
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Author: Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke
Getting Ready for Employment
Please visit our Job Seekers page for a list of resources.