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ASAN Announces 2018 Autistic Scholars Fellowship!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is excited to announce the third year of the Autistic Scholars Fellowship, a scholarship which provides 4 to 6 autistic students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship to promote autistic leadership and create systemic change on their college campuses. Fellows will be required to...

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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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URGENT ACTION ALERT: Tell the Senate to Defend the ACA!

Dear friends, We already knew our right to access health care would come under attack — but we didn’t realize just how soon. At 1:30 AM last night, the Senate approved a budget resolution that lawmakers have dubbed the Obamacare “repeal resolution.” Budget resolutions tell specific committees to write...

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ACI 2017 Applications Now Open!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2017 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy! The ACI Summer Leadership Academy prepares autistic students to do disability advocacy at their colleges. Accepted students will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training from June 10th...

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ASAN Announces 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellowship!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is excited to announce the second year of the Autistic Scholars Fellowship, a scholarship which provides 4 to 6 autistic students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship to promote autistic leadership and create systemic change on their college campuses. Fellows will be required to...

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