These are programs that FAA is currently offering. Depending on funding, they may not be available at the moment. Check with us please if you would like to know more or if you are unsure if the program is currently available. You may reach Cassandra Crosman at for more information.
Changing The Narrative: Time to Focus on Acceptance!
To start, we're in need of some volunteers for the online conference, and we welcome BOTH autistics and allies. If you are interested in serving on a subcommittee of ours, please fill out this form by October 30th, 2020. If anyone has any questions or comments, please email us or reach out to us on social media! Either Lindsay or Cassandra will get back to you as soon as they can. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. No experience required for this.
We will announce the name of the conference, dates, etc. in due time, as well as the theme within the next couple of days. If you are interested, thank you for your support.
1. When is the Conference?
It will be announced soon on social media, but it is on November 13 and 14, 2021. This is a Saturday and a Sunday. Time length for the conference on both days is still TBD.
2. Will there be an entry fee?
Nah. But we do encourage donations. :-)
3. What about proposals and other deadlines?
Don't worry, we'll be announcing those soon.
4. What platform will the conference be using?
Since Microsoft has been a very supportive ally to the autistic community and assisted FAA with org materials, we will be using Microsoft Teams for the conference. Creating an account does not cost anything, so one does not have to create an account, but Teams is much more secure than Zoom and is much more accessible. We don't have to pay extra for closed captions. When you sign up for the conference, you will receive an email closer to the date with a link to Teams. And we will have a tech team, so if you need help, they are there to guide you along.
5. Can I or my company sponsor your conference?
Yes. Please email Tara Jean at for more information.
6. Is this only available for folks in the US?
No. We are welcoming anyone to attend or present from all over the world.
7. What is an autistic conference and how is it different than a typical business conference?
An autistic led conference is a safe space for autistic people and for allies to learn. Meaning, the space accommodates autistic people and meets both allies and autistics in the middle.
We are in the works of creating a mentorship program. This program will allow individual mentoring for autistic adults. We are not able to offer mentoring to children or adolescents at this time because we are still a newer organization, but that is a plan for the future. If you are interested in becoming mentored by any of our board, there will be a form sent out soon.
Pandemic Vaccine Assistance Program
Announcing a brand new program from Fierce Autistics and Allies!
In the wake of this pandemic, a large number of Autistic people live in poverty without healthcare coverage. There will be many Autistic people who cannot afford the vaccine when it gets released.
We are pleased to announce The Pandemic Vaccine Assistance Program! In the wake of this and future pandemics, if you have no insurance coverage or copays over $20 USD, we will pay for your vaccine. Sorry if you have Medicaid you are not eligible. Medicaid will cover the vaccine for you when it is released. sorry United States residents only. We do not have universal healthcare. This is why this is needed!
Here is how to participate:
1. Fill out the google form, it serves as the application:
2. With the form, have something from your insurance if you have one for vaccine copays.
3. We contact you if we have enough funding for you (we have some but plan to fundraise more for this)
4. You pick your provider. Must be a clinic or department of health and we pay them.
That's it! Everyone should have access to healthcare.