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Category Archives: Family Law and Relationships

Relationships are a significant part of our lives. People with disabilities have the right to marry, to have a family, and to raise children on an equal basis with all other citizens. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Applauds National Council on Disability’s Report on Parents with Disabilities

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has issued a statement applauding the National Council on Disability (NCD) for releasing a new report on safeguarding the parenting rights of people with disabilities. On September 27, NCD issued “Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children.” The...

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Putting Words to Expectations

by Meg Evans   It’s often said that marriage takes a lot of work. My husband and I have been married since 1988, and in many ways we find it easy to get along with each other. We have similar views about many things, such as relationships, society, responsibility,...

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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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Tony Attwood Says What He Really Thinks

Attwood himself started using, and still uses, the term “Cassandra Phenomenon” and also feels quite comfortable using “affective deprivation” at the same time that he publicly pretends to distance himself from the whole concept. In addition his unprofessional talk of the partner of a person with AS “becoming Aspie-...

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ASAN’s Response to Dr. Tony Attwood

Dr. Tony Attwood Provides Inadequate Reply: After ASAN called on him to disassociate himself from hate groups, Dr. Attwood replied with only a form letter, sent to numerous recipients, which wholly failed to address his associations with Maxine Aston and FAAAS and the ongoing harm to Autistics and others...

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Cassandra’s Impact on Autistic Victims of Domestic Violence

Like other people with disabilities, many autistic people who are victims of abusive relationships are particularly vulnerable and may have great difficulty escaping from a life-threatening situation. If, because of the bigoted stereotype that the autistic partner is always to blame for family problems, an abused autistic's cries for...

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Tell Tony Attwood to End the Hate: Autistic People Deserve Equality in Family Law and Relationships

Petition Against Hate Groups: ASAN has prepared a petition calling on Dr. Tony Attwood and Dr. Isabelle Hénault to disassociate themselves from hate groups promoting stereotypes and libels that seek to encourage discrimination against Autistic people in family law and relationships....

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