Organizations & Online Resources

The organizations & communities listed below are external resources and are not endorsed in any way by Maine Autism Collective.


 

Autistic Self Advocacy Network

“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!”


Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network

“The mission of Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, nonbinary people, and all others of marginalized genders.”


Self Advocates Becoming empowered

“To ensure that people with disabilities are treated as equals and that they are given the same decisions, choices, rights, responsibilities, and chances to speak up to empower themselves; opportunities to make new friends, and to learn from their mistakes.”


Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

“The purpose of the Council, as required under the federal Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000, is to ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families participate in the design of, and have access to needed community services, individualized supports, and other forms of assistance that promote self determination, independence, productivity, integration, and inclusion in all facets of family and community life. The Council has a vision that all people are included, supported, and valued in communities that offer them opportunities to participate and succeed as they choose.”


DIsability Rights Maine

“Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is Maine’s Protection & Advocacy agency for people with disabilities. This means we represent people whose rights have been violated or who have been discriminated against based on their disability. We also provide training on rights and self-advocacy and we advocate for public policy reform. “


Ollibean

“Ollibean is a dynamic community of parents, families and advocates in the disability community working together for a more socially just, accessible and inclusive world.”


Respectfully Connected

“Respectfully Connected: Journeys in Parenting and Neurodivergence is a group blogging project celebrating neurodiversity in families.”


Thinking Person’s Guide To Autism

“Thinking Person's Guide to Autism is the resource we wish we'd had when autism first became part of our lives: a one-stop source for carefully curated, evidence-based information from autism parents, autistics, and autism professionals.”