Sparking conversations for autism, The Multicultural Autism Action Network of Minnesota (MAAN), is proud to announce that its website has been updated so that it’s easier to use. Learn more at https://maanmn.org
Autism Awareness Among Minority Communities:
New Educational Resource Website
Autism knows no race, gender, or religion. It can affect anyone, and
families should have access to the resources they need to thrive in
Featuring a simpler interface, MAAN's new website makes
it easier for multi-cultural communities to access the
necessary support and education they need for autistic
One of the goals of our newly upgraded website is to provide
educational resources that overcome communication
barriers among minority communities in their autism
For more than five years, we have worked with
various service providers such as teachers,
doctors, and police on how to effectively work with
autistic individuals so that they can become
contributing members of society and not be
ostracized or isolated.
Founded and operated by parents of
autistic children, our organization is
driven by our goal of removing the
stigma of autism in society.
To date, we have helped more than 300 families in the state find
the help they need, and the number continues to grow!
In the past year, we have sought to
expand our reach by partnering up with
the Autism Society of Minnesota to build
the first-of-its-kind, sensory-friendly
COVID-19 vaccine clinic.
This has been instrumental in creating a safe
environment for autistic individuals who often
have anxiety about unfamiliar experiences
and changes in routine.
With the launch of our newly updated website, we hope to help more
families with autistic children find the resources they need to thrive in
As Board Member Maren
Christenson says "Having an
autistic child is not a tragedy."
"Living in a world that doesn't
support autistic individuals or their
families, that's the heartbreak."