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Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure

“Autism and the Disability Community: The Politics of Neurodiversity, Causation and Cure” By Ari Ne’eman October 29th, 2013, Emory University. Transcript: First, thank you so much for having me here; a particular thanks goes to the Disability Studies Initiative here at Emory, but also to all of you here...

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Neurodiversity T-shirt Twitter Giveaway!

Our twitter recently reached 4,000 followers. That’s 4,000 people seeing the news and ideas we are sharing about autism, neurodiversity, and disability rights; 4,000 people seeing- and participating in- our hashtag and action campaigns; 4,000 people on twitter who believe that autistics should be the primary voice leading conversations...

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ASAN Statement on Sprint “Neurodiversity ID Pack”

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds Sprint for their newly announced “Neurodiversity ID Pack” containing a number of apps designed to support people with cognitive and developmental disorders.  By selecting a package of apps specifically aimed at facilitating accessibility and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, Sprint...

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From the Pro-Neurodiversity Trenches

by Paula C. Durbin-Westby   Early intervention and treatment is important! If caught early enough, negative attitudes toward autism and other disabilities can be minimized and even reversed! Read more below to see what happens in our disability-rights oriented home. These comments were taken down by the mom of...

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Neurodiversity Symposium at Syracuse University

ASAN is currently gathering interest for a new chapter at Syracuse University, where a regional symposium on neurodiversity and autistic self-advocacy will take place August 5, 2011....

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Bringing Neurodiversity into the Classroom

An essay by Stephanie Allen Crist. A little boy steps off the bus, confused by his unexpected surroundings. This year—the year he starts kindergarten—the bus stops at the backdoor of a new school, instead of the front entrance of his neighborhood school, after a much longer bus ride....

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Neurodiversity and Self-advocacy Discussed

ASAN’s Ari Ne’eman and Scott Michael Robertson appeared on “Meet the Peetes” on the Oprah & Friends channel (XM-156) on XM Satellite Radio on June 11, 2008 to discuss neurodiversity, autistic self-advocacy, autistic rights, and major challenges facing the autistic adult community....

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Julia Bascom’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Hello everyone! Hi! Thank you all so much for being here–it’s great to see so many folks gathered together to celebrate self-advocacy. My heart really needed this. I want to make sure and thank our sponsors for making this night possible, particularly our Gold sponsors, Anthem and Paramount. Thank...

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Dora Raymaker’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Thank you so much to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for honoring me and my work with the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education. But thank you even more for being part of that “partnership” piece of AASPIRE. Our histories have grown up together over the past...

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