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ASAN Opposes the RESPONSE Act

ASAN condemns the introduction of the RESPONSE Act in the Senate. While this bill frames itself as an attempt to prevent gun violence, in reality, this legislation does not address gun violence at all. Instead, it yet again scapegoats people with mental health disabilities. It is impossible to address the issue of gun violence when […]

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Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police – Education Week

A new program uses VR simulations to help students with autism spectrum disorder practice what to do when they encounter law enforcement. But some say it’s the police who need the training. Source: Students With Autism Get Virtual Reality Lessons in How to Interact With Police – Education Week

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Announcing Dora Raymaker! Purchase your Gala tickets today! | ASAN

Wednesday November 13, 20196:00 pm to 9:00 pm Washington Marriott at Metro Center775 12th Street NWWashington, DC 20005 Join us for our annual celebration and fundraising event at the Marriott Metro Center in Washington, DC. Dinner and dessert will be served and a reception will precede dinner. Proceeds will support our advocacy work and programs for the […]

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About The Autism Cares Act | In the Loop About Neurodiversity

  In the Loop About Neurodiversity · October 2 ·      The Autism CARES Act was officially signed into law by President Trump. This is not good news for the autistic community, but Autism Speaks and the Autism Society of America, both harmul “autism charities” who have little to no autistic people involved in their organizations, […]

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Powerful Women Paying it Forward: raceAhead | Fortune

Sharing power should be a mission. Some of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Politics understand that. +++++++++++++++++++++++++ The sexist and ableist roots of the attacks on Greta Thunberg We could talk about this remarkable young woman all day, one who stands shoulder to shoulder with young activists who have been fighting for climate action for […]

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No ABA Mandate for SLP Autism Board Certification! | Take Action! Petition

SLP Neurodiversity Collective started this petition to American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)  A recent announcement made by ASHA, (American Speech & Hearing Association) states that Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) will soon be able to obtain Board Certified Specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorders (BCS-ASD) if we “have completed training related to the implementation and supervision of evidence-based intervention programs in a variety of […]

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Fox apologizes after conservative pundit calls activist Greta Thunberg ‘mentally ill’ – News – The Augusta Chronicle – Augusta, GA

Michael Knowles had just finished discussing why he believes meatless diets may be worse for the environment during a Monday Fox News segment about climate change when he suddenly pivoted to one of the day’s biggest stories.”None of that matters because the climate hysteria movement is not about science,” the conservative pundit and Daily Wire […]