Law & Justice

ASAN works on policies and laws that affect autistic people and people with other disabilities. There are laws that protect our rights as people with disabilities. We work to make sure these laws are enforced fairly and people have their rights respected. But the legal system is often not fair to disabled people, especially disabled people of color. As we fight for our rights, we must also fight to change the way the legal system treats people.


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ASAN Praises Introduction of 2023 Keeping All Students Safe Act

ASAN strongly supports and thanks Congress for the introduction of the 2023 Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA). KASSA would ban almost all kinds of restraint and all kinds of seclusion across all 50 states, and would require school districts to collect data to prevent further use of these dangerous practices. This bill mimics ones…

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Action Alert: Massachusetts residents, help Stop The Shock!

For years, the disability community has worked to end torture at the Judge Rotenberg Center. While we work towards an FDA ban on the use of electric shocks, there is critical state-level legislation that would affect the Judge Rotenberg Center. Massachusetts legislators have introduced a bill that would ban aversives. “Aversives” means using pain to…

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Being Black and Disabled in Public Should Not Be a Death Sentence

Jordan Neely, a 30-year old unhoused Black man, was killed by another New York subway passenger last week. His family has reported that Neely was autistic and also experienced mental health disabilities. Neely was showing apparent distress when another passenger put him in a chokehold for 15 minutes, killing him. We mourn the loss of…

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