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Category Archives: Inclusive Education and College

An inclusive educational system, including colleges and universities that provide appropriate services to accommodate students with disabilities, is a vital part of creating a culture in which all people are seen as equal participants in society. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Atlanta Statement on Georgia’s Illegal Segregation of Students with Disabilities

The Atlanta Chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the state of Georgia’s illegal segregation of students with disabilities, violating Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The United States Department of Justice’s recent letter of findings, which identified widespread segregation of children with disabilities at school,...

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ACI 2015 Applications are Now Open

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2015 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Leadership Academy! The ACI summer leadership training prepares Autistic students to create systems change on their college campuses. Accepted applicants will travel to Washington, DC and participate in advocacy training from May 30...

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ASAN Statement Praising Department of Education’s Results Driven Accountability System

Last week, the US Department of Education announced a new accountability framework for state compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  This new accountability framework, entitled Results-Driven Accountability, includes for the first time the use of independent outcome data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)...

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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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Henry on Inclusion

by Henry Frost The right to inclusion is a basic civil right for all people. I am a person. I have these rights. “I Stand WITH Henry” on Facebook and the change.org petition show how many people with disabilities and without disabilities know this. I did not know about...

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Navigating College Update

by Elesia Ashkenazy Greetings and salutations ASAN blog readers! One of our favorite projects so far, Navigating College, is coming up on its second year! Thanks to you, and to countless others, it has been well received in the community. Now is a good time to toot the Navigating...

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ASAN Calls for Swift Passage of Keeping All Students Safe Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crucial Legislation Will Limit the Use of Restraints in Schools This past December, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) proposed S. 2020, the Keeping Students Safe Act, in response to widespread reporting of injuries and deaths of disabled students due to the use of restraints. This morning, the...

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Inclusion and Social Change

by Meg Evans It’s June again—that time of year when we wake early to birdsong and a bright sunrise, our days are long and pleasant, and summer camps are getting underway for school-age children. For parents who have an autistic child, a major consideration in choosing a camp is...

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Making Disability Studies Accessible

by Ari Ne’eman Last week, Inside Higher Ed carried an intriguing piece from University of Maryland graduate student and New Inquiry editor Nathan Jurgenson. The article – Making Our Ideas More Accessible – made the case for academics to make their work available to the public through open access publications and...

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Deadline for ACI Summer Institute Extended!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is excited about the amount and variety of applications we have received for the Autism Campus Inclusion project’s Summer Institute. After several requests, we have decided to extend the deadline an additional 2 weeks to April 13th. Despite this extension, we will start holding...

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