Autistic Self Advocacy Network (AutisticAdvocacy.org)
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. We 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!
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 & 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.
Applications for the ACI Summer Leadership Academy are published on the ASAN website in early January each year, and are due at the end of February. To submit completed applications or ask questions about ACI, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Stairway to Stem
Resources for autistic students who are transitioning from high school to college and interested in entering STEM fields. Our contributors are tackling everything from important steps to take during your junior and senior years of high school, to making friends, navigating a syllabus, and mastering time management to disclosure, accommodations, and building collegiate support systems and more.
Stairway to Stem Student Resources
Student Reflection on Transitioning from High School to College as an Autistic STEM Student: A Glimpse at College with Justin Robbins An Autistic College Graduate
Going to College
This Web site, designed for high school students, contains information about living college life with a disability. The site provides video clips, activities, and resources that can help students plan for college.
This book is a project of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Navigating College is an introduction to the college experience from those who've been there. The writers and contributors are Autistic adults, and they’re giving advice that they wish someone could have given them when heading off to college.
Preparing for Postsecondary Education
This pamphlet, Students with Disabilities: Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities, from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education provides information about the rights and responsibilities of students with disabilities who are preparing to attend postsecondary schools.
This guide is intended to help students with ASD become better prepared for college life and academics. This guide addresses challenges that are both universal and unique to students on the autism spectrum by providing information, guidance, and resources that address them. Finding Your Way offers practical advice from autism experts; powerful narratives from self-advocates; and relevant resource tools. It is intended to help readers anticipate and improve their academic and social situations by advoacting for themselves.
Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger's and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers
Nerdy, Shy, and Socially Inappropriate: A User Guide to an Asperger Life
Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults
Asperger’s Syndrome Workplace Survival Guide: A Neurotypical’s Secrets for Success
The Complete Guide to Getting A Job for People with Asperger’s Syndrome
Helping Adult with Asperger’s Syndrome Get & Stay Hired
RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services
Job Seekers with Disabilities: https://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/student/job-seekers-disabilities