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These articles are about news reports on ASAN’s events and actions, with links to newspaper articles and other media sites. Other categories, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN, Disability Rights Ohio, and National Federation of the Blind Win Landmark Department of Labor Decision Against Sheltered Workshop

In a groundbreaking opinion issued yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor found that a sheltered workshop in Ohio had violated federal minimum wage laws by underpaying three of its workers with disabilities, including one autistic man. The opinion followed a petition that Autistic Self Advocacy Network filed along with...

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network Joins Disability Rights Amicus Brief Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide in New York

On Wednesday January 6, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network joined Not Dead Yet and nine other disability rights organizations in filing a friend-of-the-court brief opposing physician-assisted suicide in New York. The brief, filed in a New York appeals court, supports a lower court ruling dismissing a lawsuit that sought...

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Secretary Burwell Appoints ASAN Director of Public Policy Sam Crane to IACC

October 28, 2015 Today, the Department of Health and Human Services announced its Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell’s appointment of ASAN Director of Public Policy Sam Crane to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). The IACC is a Federal advisory committee that coordinates research and services programs within the Department...

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds President Obama’s inclusion of workers with disabilities in executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds President Obama’s inclusion of workers with disabilities in executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors. Inclusion of disabled contractors means real pay for thousands of workers with disabilities. Washington, DC — February 12th, 2014 — The Autistic Self Advocacy...

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Take Action: Help Us Mourn Murders of Disabled People

By Zoe Gross. On March 6th, 2012 George Hodgins, a 22-year old autistic man living in Sunnyvale, California, was murdered by his mother. This past Friday, I helped organize a vigil for George and other disabled people killed by their family members. We're calling for volunteers to organize...

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Sign the petition against school abuse

ASAN intern Lydia Brown started a petition against school abuse, which more than 150,000 people signed, after a teacher put an Autistic child in a bag with a drawstring in a school hallway. Lydia Brown was interviewed along with ASAN volunteer Landon Bryce for a national news article....

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Thank You! For a Great Evening…

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network's 5-Year Anniversary Celebration was a wonderful event for all who attended, including those who made the evening possible. Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters!...

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Combating Autism Act Extension Controversy

ASAN President Ari Ne'eman gave an interview discussing ASAN's opposition to extending the flawed Combating Autism Act, which failed to address the urgent need for services across the lifespan and did not involve self-advocates in research and planning....

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Autism Acceptance Day

ASAN staffer Paula C. Durbin-Westby and ASAN Board Member Melanie Yergeau gave an interview in which they explained why it's important to start off April with an acceptance message. Understanding and acceptance are vital to bringing about a world in which Autistic citizens are equal members of society....

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BBC World Service Interview

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman was interviewed on Weekend World Today on BBC World Service. Listen to the interview here....

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