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ASAN views the Autistic community as one community, and we work with parents and other allies who share our goals. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Day of Mourning 2014

Saturday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember disabled victims of filicide–disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. In the past five years, over forty people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents. In the year since our last vigil, our...

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2014 Joint Letter to the Sponsors of Autism Speaks

To the Sponsors, Donors, and Supporters of Autism Speaks: We, the undersigned organizations representing the disability community, are writing to urge you to end your support for Autism Speaks. We profoundly appreciate your interest in supporting the autism and broader disability communities. Our work is about empowering and supporting...

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ASAN-AAC Statement on Autism Speaks’ DC “Policy Summit”

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the leading national advocacy organization run by and for Autistic people speaking for ourselves, and the Association for Autistic Community (AAC), an Autistic-run organization focusing on advancing Autistic community and culture, issued the following statement on November 12th, 2013 regarding Autism Speaks’ “Autism...

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ASAN Statement on the Murder of Jaelen and Faith Edge

On Saturday, September 14th, Marilyn Edge murdered her son Jaelen, and her daughter, Faith. Jaelen, age 13, was autistic. His mother left his body with that of his nine-year-old sister’s, only revealing the location of their bodies to authorities after multiple suicide attempts. Jaelen and Faith join Issy Stapelton,...

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Autism Acceptance, Flowering

by Meg Evans After a long chilly winter in the northern United States, springtime finally made its appearance, as the weather turned much warmer this week. Flowers are opening, birds are chirping, and a pleasant breeze is blowing in through the open windows. This past winter’s snow and howling...

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Announcing the Launch of Autism Acceptance Month Website

We are excited to announce the launch of the new Autism Acceptance Month website for this April, as part of a history of campaigns by autistic people and our allies to shift the month’s focus from autism awareness to autism acceptance. The tagline for our Autism Acceptance Month website...

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Want to Bring Autism Acceptance Month to Your Community?

This April, ASAN will be working with activists and community members across the country to help launch Autism Acceptance Month, a celebration of Autistic culture and community. We want you to help us by organizing a local event in your area for Autism Acceptance Month and letting us know...

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Disability Day of Mourning – Remember Lives Taken

Join Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Not Dead Yet, and the National Council on Independent Living in remembering people with disabilities who have lost their lives at the hands of their family members or caregivers. On March 1, 2013, we will remember those we have lost, and remind the world that...

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ASAN Day of Mourning on March 1st

Dear friends, Last year, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, along with Not Dead Yet and the National Council on Independent Living, held a Day of Mourning for people with disabilities killed by their relatives and caregivers. Day of Mourning began as a response to the murder of George Hodgins, a...

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ASAN is Now Accepting Applications for the 2013 Summer Leadership Academy

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is excited to announce the Autism Campus Inclusion project is now seeking applications for its 2013 Summer Leadership Academy. The training will take place in Washington, DC, June 9 to June 15, 2013. All expenses for the training are covered by the Autistic Self...

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