Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Great Advocates: Autism Women's Network

If you hadn't heard of them yet and you are a woman with autism, you should check them out. The Autism Women's Network is there to provide support and information specifically for women on the spectrum of all ages. Just click on their name above to go to their website.

The AWN has notable successes that make them worthwhile. Their Executive Director, Sharon da Vanport is a radio host, consultant and speaker. Recently (July 2010) she even traveled all the way to the White House for the ADA Anniversary. Not everyone gets to do that, and she was specifically invited. Sharon has Asperger's Syndrome.

Another of their board is Tricia Kenney. She's a talk radio producer/host and a Missouri Director and Advocacy Coordinator. She's also part of Partners in Policy Making, a Missouri Classroom program.

Another notable contributor who has done a great deal of education on autism is Amy Caraballo, a writer for Examiner.com who has also worked with a wide array of organizations. Those include Autismlink and the Autism Self Advocacy Network.

You can find all three ladies' information in the Directors/Board section of the website. And while they are particularly there for support of women on the spectrum (and Moms too), they welcome supporters of all kinds.

So, give their radio show a listen (see website) and their site a look. If you are a woman with autism or a Mom feeling lost, the Autism Women's Network can help you. And I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate my 120th post.


Heather Babes said...


Great job outlining the AWN's board members.

I was there to see how they helped in at least three cases with their outreach. Terrific job they did.

Tina said...

I just love all three of those ladies. Thank you Dave for giving these ladies their props.