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Category Archives: ASAN in the News

These articles are about news reports on ASAN’s events and actions, with links to newspaper articles and other media sites. Other categories, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

CNN Newsroom Interview

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman appeared as a guest on CNN Newsroom to discuss his appointment to the National Council on Disability. Read the transcript by clicking here....

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Salt Lake Tribune Article

ASAN’s Dora Raymaker discussed the importance of relationships and the mutual effort needed for understanding of differences and respectful communication....

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Wired.com Interview

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman gave an exclusive interview to Wired.com editor Steve Silberman about the shift in the national dialogue on autism toward issues of civil rights, services, and support....

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Improving Health Care

ASAN’s Paula C. Durbin-Westby was quoted in a HealthLeaders article on providing better health care services to the Autistic population by means of care coordination programs. Medical providers need to consider all possible causes for the reason why a person is seeking their services, rather than simply assuming that it must...

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Virginia Budget Controversy

In the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Paula C. Durbin-Westby of ASAN stated her opposition to proposed budget cuts that would hurt people with disabilities....

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New Scientist Interview

ASAN’s Scott Michael Robertson was quoted in a New Scientist article on the revision of the diagnostic criteria to provide for a single autism spectrum classification. He also was interviewed for an Education Week blog entry on this topic....

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Baltimore Sun Article

ASAN’s Paula C. Durbin-Westby discussed the importance of self-advocacy to ensure those on the autism spectrum are treated properly. A public focus on the question of what causes autism has been a distraction from the need for services and other pressing issues....

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ASAN in Education Week article

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman was quoted in an Education Week article on the proposed federal legislation to protect students with disabilities from abusive use of restraint and seclusion, which, if enacted, would give students much greater protection than under existing law....

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Autism Speaks Controversy in Time.com

ASAN’s ongoing protests against Autism Speaks and condemnation of the “I Am Autism” video were discussed in a Time.com article, which also mentioned the numerous parodies and video responses created by the self-advocate community....

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New York Times Article

A report on the proposed changes to the diagnostic criteria for autism and the deletion of the Asperger’s Syndrome diagnostic category included an interview with ASAN President Ari Ne’eman, who expressed hope that consolidating the Asperger’s diagnosis into a broader autism spectrum category would lead to better services....

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