The Autistic-I/DD Self Advocacy through Media Training Course

What this site is


  • Free online course for self-advocates, especially those on the autism spectrum or with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
  • This course is about how to use the Internet and social media for self-advocacy.
  • The course has easy-to-understand units in plain language with images


Learning units on this site



How to use this course


This course is meant to be used and shared. We encourage self-advocates from around the world to translate it into other languages. If you have suggestions, questions or comments about this course, contact Beth Haller at


Who created this site


Beth Illawarra, smiling.



Beth Haller of Towson University in Maryland. She wrote a 2010 book about the media and disability. If you have suggestions, questions or comments about this site, contact Beth Haller at







hussman center for autism

The Hussman Center for Adults with Autism at Towson University in Maryland. The Hussman Center’s mission is to “empower young adults who have ASD to keep learning and to live life to their fullest.”








The national office of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), based in Washington, D.C., believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other citizens.








The Pacific Alliance on Disability Self Advocacy is a project funded by the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities that works to strengthen self-advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in California, Oregon, Washington, and Montana.