What Good Does Autism Awareness Do? It Doesn’t

2016-11-10T10:11:36-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Amy Sequenzia, Author, blog, General, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I know most people want to do the right thing and believe “Autism Awareness” helps. But it doesn’t and it is time for some blunt truths, it is past time to stop walking in circles and move forward with Autism Acceptance.

I’m Not the One Who Is Lost

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Henry Recommends, Inclusive Education, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I am thinking you will understand more when you see the feeling . The feeling on my side.

Welcome to the Autistic Community

2016-11-10T10:11:37-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, Autism Resources, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Resources, Resources We Love|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Autism Now Center have created "Welcome to the Autistic Community! " It is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about autism.

The Importance of Supports

2016-11-10T10:11:40-04:00By |Categories: Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, Disability Rights Leaders, Ollibean Thought Leaders, Politics, Think Tank, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"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

Inclusion, Communication and Civil Rights

2016-11-10T10:11:41-04:00By |Categories: AAC, Accommodations, Advocacy, Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Henry, Henry Frost, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Inclusive Education, Neurodiversity, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"Learning is easy when the teacher knows you can learn. " Henry Frost

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

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s Third Annual Gala Honoring Henry Frost and Dr. Anne Donnellan

2016-11-10T10:11:42-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, blog, Cross Disability, Events, Henry Frost, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s third annual gala and celebration

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

2016-11-10T10:11:47-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Advocacy, Advocacy In Action, Author, Autism, blog, Cross Disability, Disability Rights, General, Inclusion, Inclusion Videos, Inclusive Education, Lauri Swann Hunt, Ollibean Family, Ollibean Mama Spotlight, Parenting, Search Categories, Videos|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

Seattle Children’s Hospital Pulls Bus Ads After Community Outrage

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Advocacy, Author, Autism, blog, General, Judy Endow, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

“Autism is a disability, but it is not a disease. It is not a life-threatening illness,” said Matt Young, co-leader of ASAN-WA. “The idea it’s a state to be wiped out has much negative impact on our lives.”

Advocacy Groups Call for Autistic Teen’s Killers to Be Charged With Hate Crime

2016-11-10T10:11:48-04:00By |Categories: Ableism, Advocacy, Advocacy, Articles, Author, Autism, blog, Disability Rights, General, Sarah Levis, Search Categories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How does it make you feel when you hear 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.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay Stand Up for Inclusion

2016-11-10T10:11:54-04:00By |Categories: Around the Web, Autism, Events, General, Inclusion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Presented and discussed will be the importance of inclusion and friendship for youth with disabilities. The cast and of the acclaimed feature documentary, Wretches & Jabberers will be joined by The National Center on Inclusive Education’s Mary Schuh, PhD, and Tampa advocate, 13 year old, Henry Frost.

April and Autism Acceptance at Tampa Theatre

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Get your advocacy on. April and Autism Acceptance is in Tampa. The rock stars of disability advocacy- Tracy Thresher and Larry Bissonnette- are back.