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Transcript and Video of Julia Bascom’s Keynote at Drexel University

Nothing About Us Without Us: Autistic People Shaping Policy About Our Lives Hi, thank you so much for having me, and thank you Michael for that incredibly powerful introduction. Like Michael said, my name is Julia Bascom, and I’m the Executive Director for the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. We’re...

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2020 Gala Speakers & Awardees

Master of Ceremonies: Nicole Cliffe Nicole Cliffe is a writer and editor. Currently, she writes for Slate’s “Care and Feeding” column. She also co-founded and edited the anthology, humor, and feminist writing website The Toast from 2013 to the site’s closure in 2016. In 2018, The Toast was selected...

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2020 Gala Speakers & Awardees

Master of Ceremonies: Nicole Cliffe Nicole Cliffe is a writer and editor. Currently, she writes for Slate’s “Care and Feeding” column. She also co-founded and edited the anthology, humor, and feminist writing website The Toast from 2013 to the site’s closure in 2016. In 2018, The Toast was selected...

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ASAN Comments on Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

This document can be found as a PDF here. September 4, 2020 Committee on Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 500 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001  Autistic Self Advocacy Network Comments on Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for...

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ASAN Comments on DOT’s Proposed Rule on Service Animals and Air Travel

These comments are available as a PDF here. April 6, 2020 Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140 Washington, DC 20590–0001 ASAN Comments Re: “Traveling by Air with Service Animals,” Docket No. DOT–OST–2018–0068, RIN No. 2105–AE63 The Autistic...

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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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ASAN Comments on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing

These comments are available as a PDF here. 1. Which diseases and conditions, if any, do you see as appropriate for human germline genome editing? Thank you for the opportunity to provide evidence and commentary to the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing. The...

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ASAN, 243 Other Orgs Urge FDA to #StopTheShock

This letter is available as a PDF here. March 6th, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scott GottliebCommissionerFood and Drug Administration John Michael Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget Sent via electronic mail Re:  FDA proposed rule banning electrical stimulation devices...

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Make Real Change On Gun Violence: Stop Scapegoating People With Mental Health Disabilities

What You Need To Know Research shows that there is no direct link between gun violence (excluding suicide) and mental health. In fact, people with disabilities of all kinds are more likely to be the victims of gun violence. People with disabilities in general are 2.5 times more likely...

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