Vote the Spectrum™

It’s time to include everyone in the voting process.

Let’s broaden the spectrum of democracy.

More than 100,000 individuals with autism and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities (A/I/DD) turn 18 every year. What many of them do not know, and what their parents or caregivers may not realize, is that decisions about guardianship may affect their ability to vote.

Vote the Spectrum is a nonpartisan voter registration movement designed to empower and amplify the voices of adults with A/I/DD and those who care about them.

Depending on guardianship, individuals A/I/DD have the right to step into a voting booth—or sit at their kitchen table—and make a difference.

“Every person living with autism or a disability—along with their family members, caregivers, teachers, therapists, healthcare teams and supportive community members—must recognize that their voices and votes matter.”
Denise D. Resnik, First Place AZ Founder & President/CEO