Supporting Students with Disabilities Grid

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy. This initiative serves as an opportunity for college students on the spectrum to enhance their ability to effect change at their postsecondary institutions for the benefit of others with autism.

The program itself runs from June 10th to June 17th in Washington D.C. and all finances including travel and lodging are covered by ASAN. In order to be considered, students must be a college student with autism who has at least one year left in their postsecondary studies, and students in 2-year colleges, 4-year institutions, Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID) programs, and graduate schools are all eligible to apply. This year, ASAN is especially encouraging those with diverse backgrounds to put in an application.

If you are interested in applying, make sure to complete the full application by on the ASAN website and send it the ASAN Leadership Programs Coordinator, Reid Caplan, at rcaplan@autisticadvocacy.org by Sunday, February 19th.  The application itself entails filling out basic background information about one’s school and demographic information, as well as nine short-response questions such as “What advocacy goals do you have to make your campus a better place for autistic and other disabled students?” and “What problems facing individuals with disabilities matter to you most as an advocate?”

Read more details through the button below, and best of luck to those applying!