Today is Giving Tuesday and the International Day of Disabled Persons!
Autistics United Canada is a member of the Autistic Advocacy Coalition of Canada (AACC), a collective of autistic-led advocacy organizations. We represent diverse autistic youth and adults across the country. We fight for human rights and disability justice on issues of education, employment, health care, violence, segregation, accessibility, self-determination, and autistic well-being.
This Giving Tuesday, we are fundraising for two projects: 1. To build and maintain an AACC website, where we can put our MP Action Kits for members; information sheets; press releases; human rights reports; Calls to Action and more. 2. To print materials to present to Members of Parliament and other organizations on our campaign to get autistic-led groups included in ALL federal policy discussions about the policies that affect our lives.
These projects need to happen now--because the federal government has been showing signs of support for the proposed National Autism Strategy (NAS), an Autism Speaks-backed policy package. We need a major shift on autism policy and it can only happen with strong, united advocacy groups fighting for it.
Thank you for your support, via your donation or any other ways that you show support. We appreciate it!
We have reached over $500 on our accessibility fundraiser! Thank you to all of those you have donated so far.
Keep the momentum up by sharing our fundraiser! We aim to create a pool of money that autistic people across Canada can draw from to improve the accessibility of their advocacy and community building projects. Applications will open once we achieve a large enough pool for distributing funds.
Have any questions about how to improve the accessibility of your initiatives? Reach out to us and we can answer your questions! We have organizers experienced in inclusive event planning, including physical, cognitive, sensory, and financial access.
[Image description: Number 500 in a middle of adrawing of a sun. Text reads: "We raised $500 with your help!" Autistics United Canada logo in bottom right]