Voices of Autism (VOA) - Advocacy

Voices of Autism
This collection features videos that explore various aspects of autism and advocacy, such as education, research, voting, and social media and more. The videos are intended to raise awareness, provide information, and empower people with autism.

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This episode marks the first in a new series on advocacy. In this episode the hosts discuss types of advocacy, share their personal ideas and we try to get to the bottom of why advocacy is essential.



Today the hosts continue our discussion about advocacy and specifically, some common forms of action, what they think works and doesn’t work and they offer some personal insights.



The hosts discuss voting as a form of advocacy. Why does it matter? Does one voice really count? Spoiler alert: yes! How can we find the right information? What is early voting? Do you know where to find resources about parties and platforms? Today the hosts talk about aspects of voting and how it is essential to cast your ballot.



In this episode, the hosts discuss pros and cons of social media when it comes to advocacy and share some funny stories about clickbait. They also share the VOA’s story with social media.



This episode takes the listener into the world of advocacy and information sharing. The hosts specifically discuss school and medical supports and how information can easily get lost. They also talk about how information can be shared, who can share it on your behalf and more.



The hosts discuss the importance of autistic researchers in science today including participating, designing and implementing research studies.



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