Joining ANI


Membership in ANI includes a subscription to the newsletter, Our Voice. The cost for four issues of Our Voice is $15 in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico, $20 overseas, payable in U.S. funds. Our Voice is published intermittently, on no particular schedule; the fee covers four issues, however long it takes for that to happen. An online subscription form is available.

Other services of ANI include:

* a penpal directory for autistic people and people with related developmental neurological abnormalities (for example, hydrocephalus, Tourette syndrome, Williams syndrome). People who are able to correspond independently may receive the full penpal directory. People who need to have someone else help them with correspondence will receive a directory containing only other people who also receive assistance with correspondence. However, their information will still be included in the full directory, along with a notation that they use assisted communication, so that independent communicators who do not mind having a third party see their mail will be able to write to them.

* an Internet discussion list called ANI-L, which is open to autistic people, family members, and friends. For information about this forum, send an electronic mail message to listserv@listserv.syr.edu.

The body of the message should read subscribe ani-l your name.

You will receive a message from the forum managers about forum policies and instructions for subscribing.

* a speaker referral service for individuals and organizations wishing to engage autistic speakers for presentations or interviews. If you are interested in being added to the speaker list, or if you would like referrals to autistic speakers, send a stamped self-addressed envelope with a request for a speaker information packet or a referral request form. Only people with a formal diagnosis of autism, PDD, or Asperger syndrome may be included on the speaker list.

* a small but growing reference library of educational materials about autism, self-advocacy, and civil rights.

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