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Independent living is not doing things by yourself. It is being in control of how things are done.
—Judy Heumann

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On April 19th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement in response to new reports further detailing Hans Asperger’s collaboration with the…

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People with disabilities are being tortured at the JRC by electric shock devices known as Gradual Electronic Decelerators (GED). The FDA has had a final rule…

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) joins the nation in mourning the loss of the seventeen men, women, and children who were murdered on…

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On April 5th, ASAN’s Executive Director, Julia Bascom, gave the keynote address at the United Nations event on empowering autistic women and girls. You…

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Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families.


Thank you all for coming here today and bearing witness with us to all of the lives taken from us before their time.

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