Category Archives: abuse

Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill

[Editor’s Note:  A PRWeb version of the press release below is online in pdf format here.] Not Dead Yet applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut, as disability advocates held a press conference Monday and now prepare to testify against an assisted suicide bill (HB 7015) at a Connecticut House Judiciary Committee hearing being held on Wednesday, March … Continue reading Not Dead Yet Applauds Second Thoughts Connecticut As Disability Advocates Prepare to Testify Against Assisted Suicide Bill

NDY Joins Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT and NCIL in Annual Day of Mourning

To any media observer, a disproportionate number of people with disabilities who have been killed by their parents have autism.  Therefore, it’s not surprising that the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has led the way for all of us in publicly mourning these horrific tragedies. The following message is from ASAN: In the past five … Continue reading NDY Joins Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ADAPT and NCIL in Annual Day of Mourning

Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), Disability Community Statement on Sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

On October 7th, Kelli Stapleton will be sentenced for First Degree Child Abuse in a Michigan courtroom.  The following is a summary of the facts written by attorney Samantha Crane regarding Kelli Stapleton’s attempt to kill her autistic daughter and the aftermath in the media and public discourse.  It provides the background and context for … Continue reading Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), Disability Community Statement on Sentencing of Kelli Stapleton

Release: In Honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Not Dead Yet Urges Elder Abuse Professionals to Speak Out Against Risks of Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. In honor of the day, Not Dead Yet, a national disability rights group, urges elder abuse professionals to speak out against legalization of assisted suicide. “Most states reject assisted suicide,” says Diane Coleman, Not Dead Yet’s President and CEO. “Assisted suicide is legal … Continue reading Release: In Honor of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Not Dead Yet Urges Elder Abuse Professionals to Speak Out Against Risks of Legalizing Assisted Suicide

Why I Support the CRPD

This past week, the U.S. Senate voted to proceed with consideration of U.S.ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).  With a two-thirds majority required to move to the next step, the cloture vote was 61 to 36, with 3 not voting. Not Dead Yet has not yet formally … Continue reading Why I Support the CRPD