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Autism Women’s Network

Posted on: January 28, 2010

As Director of Networking (a fancy way of saying Forum Moderator), I present to you the Autism Women’s Network, which has officially opened it’s website and Forum, as well as a twitter feed, Facebook group and BlogtalkRadio show (all available on the website).

Lately, we welcomed Professor Simon Baron-Cohen, Liane Holliday Willey, and Ari Ne’eman to the Advisory board, and completed shows with Temple Grandin.

The mission of the Autism Women’s Network is to provide effective supports to autistic females of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources.

And some words in the “About” section, from the Executive Director, Sharon daVanport:

Greetings and welcome to the Autism Women’s Network. AWN is dedicated to building a community of autistic females, their families, friends, and supporters who have a place where they can share their experiences amongst a diverse, inclusive, and supportive environment. Our website will always be viewable by non members; however, we ask that you take a moment to complete a simple registration in order to have full access to the site which includes: actively participating in the forum, and posting comments on articles. We invite you to take a look around and join us today.

Now, we’re newly started, so not everything is completely sorted out. However, we welcome all people, autistic, non-autistic, male, female and the genderdiverse, to AWN, to support one another and provide a community dedicated to autistic women issues, as well as to just have fun.

I hope that the AWN will be a friendly place for everyone here.

(Disclosure: Corina Becker serves on the board of the Autism Women’s Network)


3 Responses to "Autism Women’s Network"

this is my first come to your blog,and i read agood information that you put in here..good job i like itkeep going thanks.

That would be "Temple Grandin" (not "Grandin Temple").

oh wow, I really put that, didn't I? Thanks for pointing that out. I'll go fix that now.

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