Education

Everyone should get a good education. A good education helps you get a job, helps you learn how things in the world work, and prepares you for living life. Kids with disabilities have the right to an education too. Sometimes, laws, programs, policies, or prejudice make it hard for kids with disabilities to get a good education. ASAN fights for the rights of autistic people. This includes the right to have a good education. 

Read more about education, key laws, and our work on education rights here.

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network Comments on Title IX Regulations

These comments are available as a PDF here. September 12, 2022 Alejandro ReyesU.S. Department of Education400 Maryland Ave. SW, PCP–6125Washington, DC 20202 Autistic Self Advocacy Network Comments Re: Docket ID ED–2021–OCR–0166, RIN 1870–AA16, Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) appreciates the…

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All Kids Deserve Inclusive Classrooms

In an interview with MSNBC, a representative for the group Moms for Liberty appeared to imply that LGBTQ+ children should be educated in separate classrooms from other children. The representative stated that “children with autism, Down Syndrome, they… have to be put into separate classrooms” and that similarly, “for children that identify differently, there should…

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ASAN joins COPAA, Communication First and families in settlement banning restraint and seclusion in Fairfax County Schools

On November 23, 2021, ASAN, COPAA and CommunicationFIRST joined numerous individual families in signing a settlement agreement with Fairfax County, VA about its use of seclusion and restraint.  We were represented by Brown, Goldstein, & Levy, a law firm in Baltimore with a history of protecting the rights of people with disabilities. We joined the…

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