Take Action to Keep All Students Safe at School! || Stop Hurting Kids

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Stop Hurting Kids needs all supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to take action and urge members of the U.S. Senate to co-sponsor this bill.

The Importance of Supports

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"If we invested a mere one-tenth of the amount of money that we currently pour into causation into empowering Autistic people to communicate, that young man and hundreds of thousands more like him would be able to communicate their needs to us today. I am not here today to speak for every Autistic person – that’s impossible. What I am here for is to argue for every Autistic person to have the same opportunity to communicate that I have come to enjoy thanks to the support that I have been lucky enough to receive in my life." Ari Ne'eman

Meet the Members of the 2013 National Council on Disability

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The National Council on Disability works to further equal opportunity, self-sufficiency, independent living, inclusion and full integration of people with disabilities into the civic, social, and economic fabric of American life.

Supporting United States Ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Why Every Voice Counts!

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CALLING ALL SENATORS .It’s time for the U.S. To

This Is Autism by Amy Sequenzia

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Today we are flashblogging to counter Autism Speaks’ wrong view of autism. We are showing what autism really is. We speak for ourselves, even if Autism Speaks refuses to listen. The rest of the world will.

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman on the DOE’s New Stance on Bullying Prevention

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Comments from Autistic Self-Advocacy Network President Ari Ne’eman, delivered on

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect People With Disabilities?

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The Thinking Person's Guide To Autism interviews Ari Ne'eman of The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network about specific advantages, opportunities, and sticking points of the Affordable Care Act for People with Disabilities

Thank You, Ed Roberts

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"And we’re going to develop leadership, that has a fundamental difference and that is, it's inclusive . It believes in people, and in our strengths together . And we are going to change our society. " Ed Roberts

EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America

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The Smithsonian's Web exhibit of the history of people with disabilities in America shown through photos.

Senator Harkin Delivers Speech in ASL Upon ADA Passage in 1990

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Upon passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 13th, 1990, Senator Tom Harkin delivered a speech on the Senate floor in American Sign Language. Harkin, whose brother Frank was deaf, was the lead Senate author of the ADA, which was enacted later that year. His speech is the first in American Sign Language to be delivered from the Senate floor.

Senator’s Call for Transition Action Plan An Excellent Idea

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Democrat Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has introduced a

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization run by and for Autistic people.

Breaking News from Autistic Hoya: The End of Torture at the JRC?

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick filed a motion to vacate (render null) the 1987 settlement agreement that has permitted the Judge Rotenberg Center to use aversives, including the notorious electric shock GED devices.

Letter from National Council on Disability (NCD) to the President Following Newtown Tragedy

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December 20, 2012 The President The White House 1600 Pennsylvania