Category Archives: Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

ASAN Announces 7th Annual Day of Mourning – Join in 2018 Events Across U.S.

Not Dead Yet is honored to be a partner in the seventh annual Day of Mourning, first inaugurated by the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in 2012. Here is ASAN’s announcement of the 2018 Day of Mourning: In the past five years, over 550 people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives or caregivers. … Continue reading ASAN Announces 7th Annual Day of Mourning – Join in 2018 Events Across U.S.

Anita Cameron Awarded for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement

A week ago today in Washington, D.C., the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) presented Anita Cameron, NDY’s Director of Minority Outreach, with its 2017 award for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement. Anita was introduced by Samantha Crane, ASAN’s Legal Director and Director of Public Policy, and the incoming Board Chair of NDY.  ASAN’s write up about … Continue reading Anita Cameron Awarded for Service to the Self-Advocacy Movement

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