Monday, December 12, 2011

Autistic People as Federal Grant Reviewers

'Autistic People as Federal Grant Reviewers'
Did you enjoy the ASAN Symposium on 'Ethical, Legal and Social Implications to Autism Research'?

EnjoyHi5Autism featured this Self-Advocacy and Inclusion issue under a post entitled, 'Is Autism Research Ethical? Legal? any Social Implications?'    

ASAN will present the video with Closed-Captioning features in a few weeks.  Be sure to check on our EH5A social networks for a link.

Along with discussing Inclusionary methods for Research, Self-Advocates emphasized the need for individuals on the Autism Spectrum to be included in federal grantmaking.
The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network seeks your input...

   KBJCosse' - spectrum
Hi5! #ASAN Seeks #Autistic People as #Federal #Grant Reviewers #disabilities #CivilRights @aneeman @autselfadvocacy [posted 12.12.11]

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a non-profit organization run by and for autistic people. ASAN's supporters include autistic adults and youth, those with other distinct neurological types and neurotypical family members, professionals, educators and friends. ASAN was created to provide support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception... and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the autism spectrum. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research and the development of autistic cultural activities and other opportunities for autistic people to engage with others on the spectrum.
ASAN initiatives include the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education (AASPIRE), an active Speaker's Bureau and advocacy in support of autism and disability-related issues such as de-institutionalization and community living supports, educational opportunity and inclusion, employment supports and other initiatives at both state and federal levels.

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

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