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Statement on FDA Proposed Rule Banning Use of Electric Shock Devices

On April 22, 2016, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) issued the following statement on the proposed FDA rule to ban the use of electric shock devices such as those used at the Judge Rotenberg Center. Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a proposed rule to ban...

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ASAN Statement On The Sentencing Of K. Stapleton

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on Wednesday, October 8th, regarding the sentencing of K. Stapleton. K. Stapleton, having pled guilty to charges of first-degree child abuse, has been sentenced to 10-22 years in prison after poisoning her autistic daughter, Issy, in an attempt to end her...

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ASAN Statement On Dr. Phil Episode Featuring K. Stapleton

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement on Friday, September 19th, condemning Dr. Phil for recent segments featuring Kelli Stapleton. Stapleton is currently standing trial and has pled guilty to the charge of first-degree child abuse for the attempted murder of her autistic daughter, Issy Stapleton, age 14....

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ASAN Statement on Abuse of the Land Twins and recent Washington Post coverage

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is deeply concerned by both the recent case of abuse in Rockville, Maryland and the Washington Post’s reprehensible article calling the abuse of autistic adults the “least bad” decision for families. For the last six years, the children of Janice and John Land allegedly...

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