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I Have Autism and I Voted

by Amelia Mullins, 20, of Lexington, Kentucky with help from her mom, Wendy Wheeler-Mullins

Amelia Mullins has autism. She voted for the first time by absentee ballot, then in her second election used a voting machine.&nb... More...

Alpha Xi Delta Sisters Say '1 in 88 Can't Wait'

This post is by Allie Sautter, a member of the Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Xi Delta at Florida Atlantic University

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Autism and the Right to Vote

By Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel for Autism Speaks

As Election Day 2012 draws nearer, many in the autism community have asked us for clarification on the voting rights of people with autism. Key issues ar... More...

1 in 88 Can't Wait: We Will Succeed

In a new election video, self-advocate Amy Gravino asks this year’s candidates, “This fall, please don’t break my heart.” And she calls upon the autism community to be a part of the conversation as the nation debates o... More...

My 1 in 88 Can't Wait

By Stephanie Rollins, a mom from Lakeland, Florida 

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1 in 88 Can't Wait: A Special Autism Community Blog

NEW YORK (October 4, 2012) -- Autism Speaks made our "1 in 88 Can't Wait" message loud and clear at Wednesday's fir... More...

Vote As If Your Life Depends On It

By Kim Niederst, Ohio Walk-Events Director, who represented Autism Speaks at Friday's National Forum on Disabilities Issues held in Columbus.

Our community needs your vote!

On Friday, September 28, I had the privilege of... More...

1 in 88 Can't Wait: A Daughter Turns 18

By Darnell Carr-Newsum. Watch Darnell in our election video "1 in 88 Can't Wait" and read her blog about why this year's election is important to her as a mother.

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When the Personal Gets Political

By Liane Kupferberg Carter, a community activist, journalist and Autism After 16 blogger, who has served on Autism Speaks’ Parent Advisory Committee.

Remember that saying from the 1970s – the personal is political?... More...

1 in 88 Can't Wait: The Coming Tsunami of Adults

By Amy Lennard Goehner, who is featured in our new campaign video "1 in 88 Can't Wait." Watch Amy in our video and then read her blog about why, as the mother of a son soon to join the "tsunami" of kids wi... More...

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