The Autism Society of America is proud to share our State Disability Advocacy Toolkit which will guide individuals to effectively advocate at both the state and local levels. This resource outlines the legislative process, explains what officials to contact in your state, and demonstrates how to build coalitions to efficiently work together. More specifically, this toolkit goes into detail about identifying your officials on the state level and how to properly create connections with them. Information and tips are also provided to help you conduct a successful meeting once the connection is established. Through our toolkit, you will learn how a bill becomes a law and will have access to a list of resources to aid in the advocacy process including state organizations and national-level examples. Our toolkit will empower advocates with the skillset, communication tools, and resources needed to ensure the best policies are set in all states for Autistic individuals and their families.

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