This September, the Autism Society knows that the importance of the 2020 U.S. election cannot be understated, no matter which side of the isle you’re on. That’s why our September 2020 Toolkit focuses on the initiation of our voter registration campaign, designed to encourage eligible individuals in the disability community to vote in the upcoming election.
Our goal this month is to provide the autism community with the resources necessary to navigate the 2020 Election year in the wake of COVID-19. Additionally, the September toolkit provides more back-to-school resources for various COVID-19 education models, as well as parent checklists.
2020 Election Resources
- Election Center – view sample ballot and registration information for your region simply by putting in your zip code
- AAPD #CripTheVote Presidential Election 101: Information about all candidate platforms and history related to disability policy
- #CripTheVote – AARP Blog about Presidential Candidates and related disability policy information
- Absentee Voting Information: an option to vote from your home and mail in the ballot. Find information on absentee voting for your state at the Election Center.
- SARTAC (Self-Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center): opportunity for self-advocates to develop and grow their skills as leaders in the self-advocate movement
Back-To School Resources
Autism Society of Alabama‘s “Take and Make” for parents, supplying teachers with visual aids, hands-on educational and sensory items.
Autism Society Coachella Valley’s “Bring Back the 90s” Music Bing (and Dance Party) Virtual Fundraiser
Autism Society of Northern Virginia’s Presidential Candidate Forum: Biden Campaign, discussing Biden’s disability platform
Collaboration: Autism Society Howard County & Autism Society Baltimore are hosting a joint event, Every Step Counts Autism Walk and 5K Run
We encourage you to contact the Autism Society affiliate in your area, as our affiliates are often the most knowledgeable about local services. To find an affiliate in your area, click here.
The Autism Society’s National Contact Center staff are here to support you and provide you with the resources you need. Our Information & Referral Specialists are available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (Eastern Time) at 800-3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Autism Society is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all affected by autism. $50 allows the Autism Society to provide an hour of support to our affiliate network to create localized education resources, support, and advocacy to individuals and families affected by autism. If you found this article helpful, please consider supporting our efforts through a donation, every bit helps. Donate here!