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.

Policy Resources:

  • 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.
  • Employment Policy Toolkit for Self-Advocates: Designed by Nicole LeBlanc (former ASA policy fellow), this toolkit is designed by and for self-advocates to help them advocate for real jobs with real pay.
  • SARTAC: Opportunity for self-advocates to develop and grow their skills as leaders in the self-advocacy movement.
  • Subscribe to the Autism Society monthly policy newsletter, Ignite!
  • Take Action by writing to your Members of Congress.
  • Read the Autism Society legislative goals. Print copies to take to the Hill or send to your legislators.
  • The Autism Society of America’s Statement on the President’s Fiscal Year 2021 Budget Request.
  • Autism Society’s detailed analysis of President Trump’s submitted annual budget.

Information & Referral Resources

Census Resources

Affiliates in Action

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.

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