Category Archives: Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

National Day of Mourning March 1st

Thanks to our colleagues at the Autistic Self Advocacy for their leadership in creating and annually organizing a National Day of Mourning in cities across the country on March 1st, in the honor and memory of people with disabilities killed by family members and caregivers. It is not to late to sign up as a … Continue reading National Day of Mourning March 1st

John Kelly: Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts make strong showing at Rhode Island hearing

Chair gives “Not Dead Yet” an “A” for best name of the evening Disability rights advocates from Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts testified on March 24 before the House Health Education and Welfare Committee that it should have “second thoughts” about assisted suicide bill HB 7659. We pitted the harsh realities of assisted suicide laws … Continue reading John Kelly: Not Dead Yet and Second Thoughts make strong showing at Rhode Island hearing

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