ASAN seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN seeks to organize the community of autistic adults and youth to have our voices heard in the national conversation about us. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens. ASAN hopes to empower Autistic people across the world to take control of our own lives and the future of our common community.
*ASAN chapter membership is open to anyone 18 years of age or older who is accepting of or open to neurodiversity. Members under the age of 18 will be considered on a case-by-case basis, with emphasis on a candidate's maturity and overall ability to participate in an ASAN chapter an on adult level.