Affiliate Groups

ASAN affiliate groups are state and local disability advocacy groups that share a basic set of core values and policy positions with ASAN. Affiliate groups receive technical assistance, peer support, and advocacy alerts from ASAN, while retaining flexibility to focus on whatever issues are most relevant to them. Affiliate groups are listed here to encourage collaboration with each other, as well as to help interested individuals connect with groups that are local to them.

In order to become an ASAN affiliate group, your group must be:

  • Run by people who identify as self-advocates with developmental disabilities (for example, autistic people or people with intellectual disabilities).
  • Inclusive of the entire autistic and disabled community. To give a few examples, your group should be welcoming and accessible to people with intellectual disabilities, nonspeaking people, people with mobility impairments, etc.
  • Currently active (have a meeting or event about once a month).
  • Willing to update ASAN periodically on your activities.

To apply to become an ASAN affiliate group, please email Alex Grandstaff at to receive an application.

List of affiliate groups by state:


Huntsville, AL
Huntsville Autistic Adults
Holly Foshee –


Sacramento, CA
California Autistic Self Advocates (CASA)
Ashley Robertson –

Santa Rosa, CA
Autistic Rebel Family
Derek Hearthtower –


Atlanta, GA
Autistic Self Advocacy Atlanta
Eren Niederhoffer –


Chicago, IL
Autistics Against Curing Autism – Chicagoland
Timotheus Gordon, Jr. and Amanda Burkhart –


Louisville, KY
Kentuckiana Autism Spectrum Alliance (KASA)
Micah Peace –

North Carolina

Greenville, NC
Autistic Students Alliance (ASA)
Ellie Maye –


Allentown, PA
Robin Gow –

Pittsburgh, PA
Pennsylvania Center for Autistic Advocacy
Cori Frazer –


Nashville, TN
Nashville Autism Peer Support (NAPS)
Patricia Powell –

International affiliate groups:


Aberfoyle Park, SA
ASAN Australia and New Zealand
Kathy Isaacs –


Vancouver, BC
Autistics United Vancouver
Vivian Ly –

Comox Valley, BC
Autistics United Comox Valley
Iris Parker –

Winnipeg, MB
Autistics United Manitoba
Baden Gaeke Franz –

Autistics for Autistics Ontario
Taryn Hamlyn –

London, ON
London Autistics Standing Together (LAST)
Anne Lessnerkraus –


Aveiro, Portugal
Associação Portuguesa Voz do Autista
Sara Rocha –