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- Overall, we rate the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) pro-science based on alignment with the consensus of science regarding autism.
Bias Rating: PRO-SCIENCE
Factual Reporting: VERY-HIGH
Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom)
Media Type: Organization/Foundation
Traffic/Popularity: Minimal Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 2006, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is an advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum. ASAN holds that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other people and that Autistic voices should be included in any public discourse on autism, whether in public policy, mass media, or other venues. ASAN is based in Washington, D.C.
Funded by / Ownership
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is funded through donations.
Analysis / Bias
In review, the website promotes autism acceptance through public policy initiatives, research reform and cross-disability collaboration, community outreach, college advocacy, publishing, and employment initiatives. News coverage is primarily about the network such as this ASAN Welcomes Discussion Draft of HCBS Access Act. All articles and content reviewed are pro-science and do not deviate from the consensus on Autism.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date
Overall, we rate the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) pro-science based on alignment with the consensus of science regarding autism. (D. Van Zandt 3/17/2017) Updated (3/17/2021)