Advocacy

This section of the College Autism Network website presents two distinct sets of advocacy-related resources: Blog & News. This page features our news…

News

Whenever we see interesting stories presented in popular media (e.g., newspapers, magazines, TV), we will share them via items categorized as “news” on this website

Quick Links: Key organizations, services, and resources for students and advocates.

 

College Autism Spectrum: independent organization of professionals whose purpose is to assist students with autism spectrum disorders, and their families.

Wrong Planet: web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): activities include public policy advocacy, the development of Autistic cultural activities, and leadership trainings for Autistic self-advocates

[News] MIT Set to Establish New Center for Autism Research

While autism research has advanced greatly over the past half century, there is still much we have to learn about both people on the spectrum and the spectrum itself. While Yale established their initiative to learn more about females on the spectrum several years...

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[News] When I told my classmates I have Autism

Kerry Magro tells his story about revealing that he has autism to his classmates. From fears to inspiration, Kerry has created an autism advocacy student organization and non-profit organization to fund scholarships for students with autism. He states that “autism cannot define who you are, only you can define autism”. Click this link to read his story.

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[News] Autism Higher Education Foundation

The autism higher education foundation is committed to providing music and other vocational programs by creating and providing access to educational opportunities. Click this link to view their website.

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[News] The Google Lime Scholarship

Google has partnered with Lime Connect to provide students with disabilities a scholarship to earn a college education in the field of computer science. Click the link to learn how to apply!

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[Training] Supporting Students with Disabilities

This website provides the viewer with free and interactive learning modules. These modules inform the viewer of basic information of each disability listed. This information includes myths/facts, definitions, implications for learning, a video, and a scenario section. Click this link to access an interactive free educational resource that highlights many disabilities that impact students on our campuses!

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[News] Autism in Love

Take a look into the lives of 4 individuals diagnosed with autism and how they navigate through many obstacles for LOVE. Click this link to watch this heartwarming film.

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[Event] FSU Autism Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run

On Saturday, April 9th, the FSU Autism Institute and the Tallahassee community will be “Running to Put the Pieces Together” in our 9th Annual Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run at the Northwood Centre! Your support of the FSU Autism Superhero 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run will help us provide valuable services such as consultation, resources and educational support free of charge to individuals with ASD, their families and professionals who work with them. So come join us on April 9th and be a SUPERHERO for Autism!

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