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Policy Advocacy Resources for Autism Community, Census 2020 & Election
Updates and News
This March, the Autism Society is focused on providing resources surrounding Policy Advocacy, where our efforts, determination, and progress are exemplified at the local, state, and national levels.
2020 brings new and potential legislation surrounding community living, healthcare, housing, and employment, all of which affects the disability community—and with over 5,500 letters sent to congress through the Autism Society Action Center in the last 12 months, we are proud to continue to facilitate advocacy efforts for the extended disability community. Disability rights are human rights, and together we can make our voices heard.
Disability Policy Seminar: Join hundreds of other national disability advocates to learn about current federal legislative issues!
AAPD Election Resources: Understand why the 2020 Election matters, important dates, and a non-partisan analysis of candidates stance on disability policy issues.
Resource Library | Autistic Self Advocacy Network: Wide variety of resources about self advocacy. From books, toolkits, to videos, and websites that highlight information about advocacy and what it is.
The ARC: For people with intellectual and developmental disabilities Promoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC): The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities students with disabilities and/or the gifted.
Census 2020: By April 1, 2020, every home will receive an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. You will have three options for responding:
Autism Society of California Survey: Every other year, the Autism Society of California surveys members of the California Intellectual and Developmental disability community. In 2018, over 1200 individuals responded to a variety of questions regarding quality of life, service systems and barriers.
The Autism Society and our network of affiliates work hard everyday to advocate alongside self-advocates, and on behalf of the extended autism community to create a better quality of life across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan.
With your support, we can dedicate more time to advocate; $50 provides an hour of advocacy efforts at the national, state and local level. Disability rights are human rights. Donate today.