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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.

TV Coverage of DC Protest

ASAN’s protest against Autism Speaks in Washington DC on October 31, 2009, received local media coverage that included a WAMU news story and an article in The Hilltop Online....

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New Scientist and Education Week Articles

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman and ASAN’s cross-disability campaign against Autism Speaks and its “I Am Autism” video were featured in articles that ran in New Scientist Magazine and on the Special Education Blog of Education Week. The New Scientist article was also syndicated in Australia by World News Australia of the Australian Special Broadcasting...

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Lead Story on Portland TV Station

Following ASAN-Oregon’s protest against Autism Speaks on Saturday, Sept. 26th, 2009, an interview with ASAN-Oregon activist Elesia Ashkenazy was the lead story on the evening news on Portland TV station KOIN-6....

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Reports on Portland Protest

ASAN’s Portland, Oregon chapter organized a protest of an Autism Speaks fundraising walk on Saturday, Sept. 26th, 2009. Watch video from Oregon TV station KPTV-12 and watch video from TV station KOIN-6....

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Cross-Disability Campaign Featured

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman and the ASAN-led cross-disability campaign against Autism Speaks’ video “I Am Autism” were featured in an article on Disability Scoop, an online news magazine about developmental disabilities....

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Newsweek Article

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman was profiled in Newsweek Magazine discussing the Autistic community’s concerns around genetic testing and the need for a new direction in autism advocacy....

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Autistic Culture Discussed

An article in Salon.com describes the prominent role of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in advancing the Autistic culture and seeking to improve quality of life and ensure full access in society....

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Keynote Address on Disability Law

On Friday, April 17th, 2009 ASAN President Ari Ne’eman delivered the keynote address at the National Federation of the Blind’s Disability Law Symposium. You can listen to his speech here....

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Disability Studies Article

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman and Columbia University Professor Alicia A. Broderick co-authored “Autism as metaphor: narrative and counter-narrative,” which was published in a special issue of The International Journal of Inclusive Education (Volume 12, Issue 5/6) devoted to Disability Studies in Education....

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Pennsylvania Video Produced

ASAN’s Scott Michael Robertson was among several autistic adults featured in Second Look: Adults With Autism: Autism Affects Every Person Differently, a 17-minute video produced by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Autism Services. The video can be obtained free from the Bureau of Autism Services by sending...

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