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ASAN Testimony to the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the FDA

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman gave the following testimony urging the ban of aversive-conditioning devices to the Neurological Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Good morning. My name is Ari Ne’eman, and I am testifying here in my role as President...

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Written Comment to the Food and Drug Administration on the Banning of Electrical Aversive Conditioning Devices

ASAN submitted written comment to the Food and Drug Administration, strongly urging the FDA to ban the use of electric  aversive conditioning devices. These comments are available here....

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ASAN Congratulates 2013 Champions of Change

Today at the White House, the disability community came together to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At the celebration, 8 Champions of Change, representing the next generation of leaders in the Disability Rights movement, were named and honored. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is...

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Letter to Food and Drug Administration on the Judge Rotenberg Center

Margaret Hamburg Commissioner 10903 New Hampshire Avenue Silver Spring, MD 20993 US Food and Drug Administration Dear Commissioner Hamburg: We, the undersigned representatives of the disability and human rights community, are writing to express our gratitude for your recent actions regarding the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, Massachusetts. It...

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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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Autistic Self Advocates and Allies Campaign for Electric Shock Ban

by Shain Neumeier   Wednesday, June 20, Autistic self-advocates Kevin Barrett and Shain Neumeier went to the Massachusetts State House with fellow aversives opponents Cheryl McCollins and Gregory Miller in order to convey ASAN’s support for Massachusetts Senate Budget Amendment #548, which would impose a statewide ban on the...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 7

by Shain Neumeier The medical malpractice case over the use of electric shock and restraints on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center in 2002 went to the jury on Monday, 23 April. Even without any further witness testimony, however, the jury was only able to deliberate for 30 minutes,...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 6

by Shain Neumeier Witness testimony in the medical malpractice trial over the use of electric shock and restraint on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center concluded on Friday, 20 April, with the examinations of JRC founder Dr. Matthew Israel and defense expert witness Dr. Lloyd Price.  Before the...

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The Judge Rotenberg Center on Trial, Part 5

by Shain Neumeier The case for the defense in the trial over the (alleged mis)use of electric shock and restraint on Andre McCollins at the Judge Rotenberg Center continued on Wednesday, 18 April 2012.  After Dr. James Riley’s testimony concluded, his attorney, Edward Hinchey, called Dr. Carol Ball, a...

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