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Sign up to be a Day of Mourning Vigil Site Coordinator

In the past five years, over four hundred people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives or caregivers. On Wednesday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember these disabled victims of filicide – disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers....

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Statement on the Murder of Nicholas Richett

On Friday, June 19th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement regarding the murder of Nicholas Richett. On Friday, June 12th, police in Melvindale, Michigan found the bodies of Nicholas Richett, a 20-year-old autistic man, and his father. Nicholas was murdered by his father. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network...

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On Our Backs, We Will Carry Them

Reflections on the 2015 Disability Day of Mourning From ASAN President Ari Ne’eman Memory is an important part of how we define our communities. When we think about the history of the disability rights movement, there are so many moments at which we stop and think to ourselves, “But...

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Statement regarding the murder of Daryne Gailey

On Thursday, December 11th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement regarding the murder of Daryne Gailey.   On November 22nd, Daryne Gailey, age 29, and his seven-month-old daughter Charley Hendrick were murdered by Daryne’s mother, S. Majewska. Daryne was cognitively disabled. He and his daughter left behind...

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Statement on the Murder of London McCabe

On Tuesday, November 4th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement regarding the murder of London McCabe. Last night, six-year-old London McCabe was thrown from a bridge by his mother. His body was found hours later. London was autistic. Our community mourns someone we lost before he had...

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ASAN Statement On The Killing Of Nancy Fitzmaurice

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement on Tuesday, October 28th, regarding the killing of Nancy Fitzmaurice.   The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is profoundly concerned by the recent decision from the United Kingdom allowing Great Ormond Street Hospital in London to kill Nancy Fitzmaurice, a disabled 12-year...

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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, Disability Community Statement on Sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

Statement by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, American Association of People with Disabilities, Arc of Michigan, Autism Women’s Network, National Council on Independent Living, Not Dead Yet, and TASH on the Sentencing of Kelli Stapleton   The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the nation’s leading advocacy organization run by...

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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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