Note: List includes Autistic organizations created by Autistics, and ally organizations.
Alliance Against Seclusion and Restraint
Restraint and seclusion, outdated crisis management techniques that are commonly used in schools across the nation and beyond, are disproportionately used on disabled and minority children.
These interventions are dangerous and can lead to significant trauma and injuries to students, teachers, and staff. Some children have even died as a result of the use of restraint and seclusion.
There are far better ways to work with children that avoid the need for crisis management. Our schools should be moving towards neurodevelopmentally informed, trauma-sensitive, biologically respectful, relationship-based ways of understanding, and supporting students.
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Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism.
ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities. We work to empower autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community, and seek to organize the autistic community to ensure our voices are heard in the national conversation about us.
Nothing About Us, Without Us!
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Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network
AWN is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization with a mission to provide community, support and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary and genderqueer people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.
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Foundations for Divergent Minds
Foundations for Divergent Minds (FDM) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization rooted in the principles of disability justice.
Founded and led by multiply-neurodivergent autistic people, our mission is to ensure equity, access, and fulfilled lives through inclusive, practical, and affirming neurodiversity-based programming and education.
Headquartered in Texas, FDM utilizes effective, innovative, digital, culturally-responsive methods to serve a diverse range of individuals, families, organizations, and providers across the globe.
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Neurodivergent Liberation Coalition
Neurodiversity is a liberation movement.
Our mission is to join forces for an intersectional self-advocacy movement for neurodivergent people to break down barriers caused by a world built around neurotypicality.
Nothing about us without us.
Mutual Aid and Human-Centered Learning for Neurodivergent and Disabled People
Stimpunks is a friends, family, and community affair. We’re Autistic, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, Tourette’s, bipolar, dyslexic, dyspraxic, and dyscalculic.
We’ve collectively experienced rare diseases, organ transplants, various cancers, many surgeries and therapies, and lots of ableism and SpEd. We know what it’s like to be disabled and different in our systems.
We know what it is like to live with barriers and what it means to not fit in and have to forge our own community.
Disabled and neurodivergent people are always edge cases, and edge cases are stress cases. We can help you design for the edges, because we live at the edges. We are the canaries. We are “the fish that must fight the current to swim upstream.“