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  • Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    The COVID-19 pandemic exposed many of the dangers of institutionalization. Expanding home- and community-based services (HCBS) would ensure that disabled people can live in our communities while also…

  • Action Alert: grassroots efforts to #StopTheShock...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    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…

  • ASAN Joins ACLU Brief in Britney Spears Conservatorship Case...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    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…

  • Autism Research: Nothing About Us, Without Us!...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    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…

  • Comments for July 21-22nd IACC Meeting...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    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…

  • ASAN Denounces Court Ruling on Electric Skin Shock...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is heartbroken and outraged by today’s court decision striking down a regulation that would have banned the use of the graduated electronic decelerator (GED), a skin…

  • ☀️ ASAN June Update ☀️...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    ASAN June Newsletter Dear friends, We hope you had a wonderful Pride month! Our community has had plenty to celebrate and feel proud of this month: our LGBT+ community members, Autistic Pride Day,…

  • Working Towards Racial Justice in ASAN and the Autistic Community...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    Over the last few months, the autistic community has had painful and necessary conversations about long-standing issues of racism within our community. Many BIPOC autistic advocates have spoken out…

  • Advocates Applaud Full Pardon of Neli Latson, a Young Black Man with Disabilities, After Decade of Injustice...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    After more than a decade of unjust prosecution and abuse in the criminal justice system, Neli Latson, a Black man with multiple disabilities, is finally a free man. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam…

  • This is our shot to stay safe from COVID-19!...

    Autistic Self Advocacy Network

    Vaccines have been a safe and important tool for preventing life-threatening diseases for decades, from the flu to polio to the measles, and now COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, and they give…