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Lifetime SAFE ROOM Autism Resources

RespectAbility is proud to partner with Lifetime for the release of SAFE ROOM, premiering on Lifetime on Saturday, January 15 at 8/7c. SAFE ROOM is a suspense-filled thriller about Ian, a teenage boy who accidentally witnesses a break-in and murder across the street from his home, and his mother who will stop at nothing to protect him. The film authentically casted actor Nik Sanchez in the role of Ian, who is autistic.

For more information on autism and autism advocacy, RespectAbility and Lifetime encourage you to check out these organizations and the amazing work they are doing.

Autistic Self Advocacy Network 

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network seeks to advance the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. ASAN believes that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which autistic people enjoy equal access, rights, and opportunities.

Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network

The mission of Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network (AWN) is to provide community, support, and resources for Autistic women, girls, transfeminine and transmasculine nonbinary people, trans people of all genders, Two Spirit people, and all others of marginalized genders.


Autastic champions late-diagnosed and BiPOC autistic individuals and is one of the largest spaces for autistics of color. Autastic offers communities, events, resources, and education for anyone who learned they’re autistic well into adulthood.

Felicity House

Putting the “house” in Felicity House is important to us. We have created the ideal place for women with autism to call their own. The house is unique, creative, flexible and welcoming, you’ll feel it the moment you walk through our doors at 25 East 22nd street in Manhattan.


NEXT for AUTISM transforms the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs. We believe that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. We continually ask, what’s next for people on the autism spectrum?


Today we simply don’t know enough about autism. SPARK—a landmark autism research project—aims to make important progress possible. SPARK stands for ‘Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research,’ and the mission is simple: we want to speed up research and advance our understanding of autism to help improve lives.

For More on SAFE ROOM 

Lifetime Safe Room Website
Fireside Chat with Nik Sanchez and Lab Alumna Ava Rigelhaupt

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