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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 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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Campus leadership training program

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network with the help of the Mitsubishi Electric American Foundation is launching a new program for Autistic college students. Participants in the Autism Campus Inclusion leadership training program will learn to effect systems change on campus and increase their skills in self-advocacy and self-help....

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Navigating College: A resource for Autistic college students

The Navigating College handbook is a first-of-its-kind resource written by autistic adults for autistic college students exploring the various aspects of the higher education experience. From traditional topics like classroom accommodations and dorm life to hot-button issues such as disclosure and sexuality, Navigating College provides first-person insights...

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Register Now for 2011 Autism Summer Institute

Register Now for Autism Conference: ASAN is organizing the self-advocacy strand for the 2011 Autism Summer Institute at the University of New Hampshire's Institute on Disability....

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