The Autistic Strategies Network is a collaborative initiative by autistic people to optimise autism individually and in society.

“Optimising autism” means making autism work as well as possible.

We make mistakes and learn along the way. We invite you to join our journey.

“There’s need for continental awareness and education of autism that is autistic led in order to change that narrative.”
Karen Muriuki, Autistic activist, Kenya, on witchcraft prejudices against autistic people

Communication is a human right.

Listen to as many autistic people as possible.

Some of our past events

We’ve been involved in workshops, conferences and social initiatives for several years.

The Autistic Health Seminar 2018 was the first learning event for health professionals presented entirely by autistic people. Here’s what was on the agenda.

We also played a key role in the Spelling to Communicate workshops for non-speaking autists in South Africa in 2017-2018. Some of these non-speakers already have their own blogs. Here’s one…

Grasses symbolising a grassroots movement.