Election day is Nov. 3, and you have options for making sure your vote is counted and your voice is heard. The Autism Society of America put together a helpful page of resources that explains the importance of the presidential election; voter registration, eligibility, and deadlines; voting options; and links to more information on candidates.
AuSM, in partnership with The Arc Minnesota, the Multicultural Autism Action Network, and Proof Alliance, also is creating a survey to help voters concerned with disability issues make informed voting choices. The AuSM Advocacy Committee is reaching out to all local candidates to ask questions regarding their positions on disability policy. Results of this survey will be shared on AuSM’s website mid-October.
AuSM also has an “Ask the Therapist” column dedicated to how to maintain friendships when there are political disagreements. Read the column.
For those who want a more in-depth overview of the issues of particular concern to disabled voters in the 2020 election, AuSM is hosting a free two-hour AuSM Skillshop on Oct. 13, “Your Vote Matters!” Participants will learn the important steps necessary to become an educated voter and obtain bipartisan tips on how to research important issues and candidates, as well as an overview on the issues that impact the autism community.