Category Archives: ASAN

Message from ASAN: Join in Disability Day of Mourning

[Editor’s Note:  Not Dead Yet joins the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) and other disability organizations across the country in the Day of Mourning.  Below is a message from ASAN about this annual day of remembrance of lives lost.] Today, March 1st, is the 2016 Disability Day of Mourning – a day for disability communities, … Continue reading Message from ASAN: Join in Disability Day of Mourning

John Kelly Testifies for ASAN Bill in MA Prohibiting Disability Discrimination in Organ Transplant Eligibility

On October 20, John Kelly submitted testimony on behalf of Second Thoughts Massachusetts and Not Dead Yet in support of H 3271, “An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation.” Not Dead Yet is proud to follow the leadership of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) on this issue. Lydia Brown of the Boston … Continue reading John Kelly Testifies for ASAN Bill in MA Prohibiting Disability Discrimination in Organ Transplant Eligibility

NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

[Editor’s Note:  The October 1, 2015 press release below is also available online in PDF format through PRWeb here.  The friend-of-the-court brief described in the release can be read here.] Not Dead Yet and Five Other National Disability Groups File Friend of the Court Brief in New Mexico Supreme Court in Assisted Suicide Case On … Continue reading NDY Press Release: NDY Files Brief In New Mexico Assisted Suicide Case

NDY Press Release: Disability rights advocates are having a busy week opposing legalization of assisted suicide

[Editor’s note:  The PRWeb version of this press release including a photo of NDY Board Chair Anne Sommers is available in pdf format here.] Not Dead Yet leaders as well as advocates from several national and local disability rights groups are having a busy week opposing assisted suicide laws being considered by legislatures in California … Continue reading NDY Press Release: Disability rights advocates are having a busy week opposing legalization of assisted suicide

Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America

The Institute of Medicine recently solicited organizational statements of commitment in connection with its report on Dying in America.  The IOM is holding a meeting on Friday, March 20 that’s open to the public and accessible online. Not Dead Yet committed to work on advance care planning and professional education.  To be honest, we aren’t … Continue reading Not Dead Yet, ASAN and NCIL Weigh In on IOM Report on Dying in America