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Julia Bascom’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Hello everyone! Hi! Thank you all so much for being here–it’s great to see so many folks gathered together to celebrate self-advocacy. My heart really needed this. I want to make sure and thank our sponsors for making this night possible, particularly our Gold sponsors, Anthem and Paramount. Thank...

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Dora Raymaker’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Thank you so much to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for honoring me and my work with the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education. But thank you even more for being part of that “partnership” piece of AASPIRE. Our histories have grown up together over the past...

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ASAN Comments on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

These comments are available as a PDF here. 1. Which diseases and conditions, if any, do you see as appropriate for human germline genome editing? Thank you for the opportunity to provide evidence and commentary to the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing. The...

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ASAN, 243 Other Orgs Urge FDA to #StopTheShock

This letter is available as a PDF here. March 6th, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scott GottliebCommissionerFood and Drug Administration John Michael Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget Sent via electronic mail Re:  FDA proposed rule banning electrical stimulation devices...

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Make Real Change On Gun Violence: Stop Scapegoating People With Mental Health Disabilities

What You Need To Know Research shows that there is no direct link between gun violence (excluding suicide) and mental health. In fact, people with disabilities of all kinds are more likely to be the victims of gun violence. People with disabilities in general are 2.5 times more likely...

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Announcing the 2018 Autistic Scholars Fellows!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2018 Autistic Scholars Fellowship! ASAN awards $5,000 tuition scholarships to 4 to 6 Autistic college students who demonstrate a strong commitment to disability rights advocacy, Autistic culture and community, and disability accessibility and inclusion on...

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I Remember

Trigger/content warning: derogatory language, institutionalization, dehumanizing treatment. My name is Carol Quirk. I’m the Chief Executive Officer of the Maryland Coalition for Inclusive Education and a former Board Member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. While the majority of my career has been devoted to advocacy and organizational capacity...

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Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure

“Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure” By Ari Ne’eman October 29th, 2013, Emory University. Transcript: First, thank you so much for having me here; a particular thanks goes to the Disability Studies Initiative here at Emory, but also to all of you here...

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Announcing the 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellows!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellowship! ASAN awards $5,000 tuition scholarships to 4 to 6 Autistic college students who demonstrate a strong commitment to disability rights advocacy, Autistic culture and community, and disability accessibility and inclusion on college...

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2016 ASAN Gala: Speech by Julia Bascom

Video Introduction by Steve Silberman, Master of Ceremonies It is my incredible pleasure to introduce ASAN’s incoming director, Julia Bascom. One of the most remarkable things about ASAN is how over the last 10 years it’s gone from being a few people working out of their college...

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