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Selected newsworthy articles about ASAN’s actions and statements on matters of public importance can be found here. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Join us at our 2021 Gala!

All aboard! Join us for this year’s virtual gala, featuring events and activities spread across three evenings instead of just one. Our first virtual gala last year was a roaring success — having it online means more people can join in, and we hope you will! We’re so excited...

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Call for Submissions: Tell us about getting the COVID-19 vaccine!

ASAN is asking for videos of self-advocates talking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine! COVID-19 changed the way we live. We do things differently to stay safe from COVID-19. We stay in our homes a lot. We have to wear masks when we go out. It can be harder to...

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ASAN Commends FDA’s Move to Appeal Judge Rotenberg Center Ruling

ASAN is pleased that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has filed an appeal to a court ruling that would enable the Judge Rotenberg Center to continue using skin shocks on disabled people.  In 2020, the FDA banned the use of skin shock devices on people with disabilities –...

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Your voice is needed for Action August!

This month is Action August! There are so many important issues you can take action on this month, and best of all—you don’t have to make a single phone call! Read on to learn about all of the opportunities for advocacy during Action August. #StopTheShock All of us were...

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Action August

This month is Action August! There are so many important issues you can take action on this month, and best of all—you don’t have to make a single phone call! Read on to learn about all of the opportunities for advocacy during Action August. #StopTheShock All of us were...

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New Resource: A Guide to Making Easy Read Resources

This guide will help you write in Easy Read, an accessible format that uses pictures and easy-to-understand language. Creating resources in Easy Read helps make sure that all people with disabilities have the tools we need to understand and speak out about policy that affects our lives....

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Action Alert: grassroots efforts to #StopTheShock

All of us were stunned and outraged when earlier this month, a federal appeals court overturned the FDA’s ban on electric shock devices used at the Judge Rotenberg Center. As long as the residents of the JRC, most of whom are disabled people of color, are in danger, our...

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ASAN Joins ACLU Brief in Britney Spears Conservatorship Case

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and numerous other civil rights organizations in filing an amicus brief in Britney Spears’ conservatorship case. An amicus brief, also called a “friend of the court” brief, is a way for advocates to tell the court what...

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Autism Research: Nothing About Us, Without Us!

Today, the new membership of the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) was announced. The IACC is a committee that advises the federal government on autism issues and oversees federal autism research spending. Since its creation, ASAN has called for greater self-advocate representation on the IACC, and urged the IACC...

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Comments for July 21-22nd IACC Meeting

These comments are available as a PDF here. Thank you for the opportunity to submit written comments. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is pleased that, after an absence of 2020 meetings due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) will resume its efforts to ensure that...

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