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Justice for All: Improving Employment Programs for Workers with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 20, 2015     Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a coalition of organizations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, TASH, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Association of People Supporting Employment First, the Service Employees International Union...

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Autistic Pride Day 2015: A Message to the Autistic Community

Today is Autistic Pride Day. For ten years, our community has come together on June 18th to celebrate who we are and affirm our right to build a culture and community of our own. When Autistic Pride Day first began, it was the first in what would become a...

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ASAN Statement On JRC At Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the Association for Behavior Analysis International for their decision to feature the Judge Rotenberg Center at their 2015 annual conference. The Judge Rotenberg Center, which uses contingent electric shock to modify the behavior of disabled students and has been condemned by the...

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ASAN Calls For Autism Air Carrier Guidance From Department Of Transportation

(Letter to Secretary Foxx, PDF) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 20 May 2015 Media Contact: Samantha Crane, Esq. Legal Director & Director of Public Policy Autistic Self Advocacy Network scrane@autisticadvocacy.org (202) 509-0135 WASHINGTON – In the wake of a recent case of apparent discrimination against an autistic airline passenger, the Autistic...

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ASAN Statement on #JusticeForKayleb

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the conviction of Kayleb Moon-Robinson, a Black and autistic sixth-grader, for disorderly conduct and felony assault after kicking over a trash can at school and struggling to get away from a School Resource Officer. This was a minor incident which should have...

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2015 Day of Mourning Vigil Sites

In the past five years, over seventy people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. These acts are horrific enough on their own. But they exist in the context of a larger pattern. A parent kills their disabled child. The media portrays these murders as justifiable and inevitable due...

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ASAN Praises the Pardon of Neli Latson

In response to today’s conditional pardon of Neli Latson by Virginia Governor Terry Mcauliffe, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement: We applaud Governor Mcauliffe for taking this important step to remove Neli Latson from an unjust and inappropriate prison sentence. Neli’s imprisonment, which included time spent...

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ASAN Praises Congressional Passage of the ABLE Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network praised congressional passage of the ABLE Act today, issuing the following statement:   The recent passage of the ABLE Act and its forthcoming signature by the President will represent a significant step forward to building a meaningful pathway into the middle class for people...

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Statement regarding the murder of Daryne Gailey

On Thursday, December 11th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement regarding the murder of Daryne Gailey.   On November 22nd, Daryne Gailey, age 29, and his seven-month-old daughter Charley Hendrick were murdered by Daryne’s mother, S. Majewska. Daryne was cognitively disabled. He and his daughter left behind...

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ASAN Statement On The ABLE Act

In response to the passage of the ABLE Act through the House of Representatives on December 3rd, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement:   The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds the passage of the ABLE Act through the House of Representatives and urges swift Senate passage....

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