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๐Ÿ‚ ASAN November Update ๐Ÿ‚

Dear friends, As November draws to a close, weโ€™re reflecting on everything weโ€™ve worked on this year, as well as the advocacy battles ahead. 2020 has been a hard year, but this month brought much-needed progress on some issues important to our community, and gave us a chance to...

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๐ŸŽƒ ASAN October Update ๐ŸŽƒ

  Dear friends, October is coming to an end, and we wish we could say that Halloween was the scariest thing happening this week. But with COVID cases surging and threats to the Affordable Care Act on the horizon, the disability community is facing dangers that are all too...

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๐Ÿ‚ ASAN September Update ๐Ÿ‚

Dear friends, This has been a hard month. Theย failure to indict the officers who murdered Breonna Taylorย painfully illustrates the systemic racism in the U.S. court system and our societyโ€™s inadequate response to police violence. Police violence affects people with disabilities, especially Black people with disabilities, every day, and the...

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January 2013 Newsletter

Message to the Community Ring out the old, bring in the new. 2012 came and went in a flash.ย We here at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network are excited at the prospect of a new year. 2012 came and went in a flash: vigils, our first Autism Campus Inclusion summer...

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December 2012 Newsletter

Message From the Board: Joy and Sorrow ASAN Board As we close out 2012, we reflect on a year united by twin themes: joy and sorrow. The Autistic community has been through a lot in 2012, and the tumultuous events of our December, the great joys and devastating sorrows,...

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November 2012 Newsletter

Message From the Board ASAN Board In the spirit of the November holiday season, ASAN would like to give thanks this month to all of our members and supporters. We are grateful for all of the various ways in which you have stood beside our organization, and in which...

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October 2012 Newsletter

Message From the Board: Allies and Adversity ASAN Boardย  This month’s newsletter deals with a few tough and controversial issues facing the Autistic community and our allies. Those words are important to remember: “community” and “allies.” While Autistic people bear the brunt of society’s harmful misunderstandings of and negative...

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September 2012 Newsletter

Message From the Board: Keep Up the Advocacy! by Ari Ne’eman What a summer! As we enter the Fall, we’re excited about a new season of advocacy. Last month, ASAN held our first Autism Campus Inclusion Summer Leadership Academy. It was an exciting experience, bringing seventeen Autistic college students...

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July 2012 Newsletter

From The Board: The Work Goes On… by Ari Ne’eman Summer is in full swing and so is the disability rights movement. In response to attacks against the Americans with Disabilities Act, leading national disability organizations have declared a national boycott against hotels with inaccessible pools. Recently, the Senate...

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May 2012 Newsletter

From The Board by Ari Ne’eman When it comes to disability advocacy, the details matter. A lot. For many years, the self-advocacy movement has worked to put out the right messages and help communicate the values of inclusion, self-determination, and community integration to the broader disability world. In some...

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