The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy works to improve the lives of Autistic people. We believe that all Autistic and disabled people have the right to follow their dreams and be fully involved in decisions that affect our lives.
Our goals are to
- Build a strong local community and support system for Autistic people.
- Work with local organizations to protect Autistic people’s right to make their own choices.
- Help and support Autistic leaders as they grow.
- Make sure Autistic people have a say in the policies that affect us.
The Pittsburgh Center for Autistic Advocacy seeks to advance the equity of autistic people in all realms of life. PCAA believes in inclusive education, policy, and community for autistic people and all people with disabilities. We work to make autistic voices heard in conversations about autism and empower autistic leaders in our community using principles of the disability rights movement and intersectional feminism.
The specific objectives and purpose of this organization shall be:
- Building a robust community and support system for autistic people in Pittsburgh.
- Training, supporting, and consulting with local organizations to support autistic people in our communities with consideration to autistic people’s right to self-determination.
- Empowering and educating autistic community leaders.
- Working with policy makers to ensure that autistic interests and human rights are supported in public policy.