Welcome to the home page for ASAN-Central Ohio/Ohio State!


A poster that reads "First class autistic, second class citizen."OUR GOALS. The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) works to advance the autistic culture movement and improve the representation of the autistic community in public policy deliberations about autism and disability affairs. The Central Ohio chapter of ASAN seeks to provide opportunities for social and community involvement in and around the Columbus area.

WHO WE ARE. ASAN is a non-profit organization run by and for Autistic people. ASAN's supporters include Autistic adults and youth, cross-disability advocates, family members, professionals, educators, and friends. ASAN provides support and services to individuals on the autism spectrum while working to change public perception and combat misinformation by educating communities about persons on the autism spectrum. Our activities include public policy advocacy, community engagement to encourage inclusion and respect for neurodiversity, quality of life oriented research, and the development of Autistic cultural activities and other opportunities for Autistic people to engage with others on the spectrum.

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