Category Archives: Autistic Self-Advocacy Network

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

Autistic Self Advocacy Network Sends Powerful Letter To Governor Jerry Brown

[Editor’s Note:  The California assisted suicide bill hit Governor Brown’s desk last Friday, which means that he has until Wednesday, October 7th to decide whether to veto it.  Please add your message to the many others who are urging him to veto this discriminatory and dangerous legislation.  For information on how to send a letter, … Continue reading Autistic Self Advocacy Network Sends Powerful Letter To Governor Jerry Brown

ASAN Responds to GOP Debate on Vaccines: Not Better Off Dead Than Disabled

[Editor’s Note:  This awesomely strong and timely Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s response to the GOP debate remarks on autism and vaccines is reprinted with permission.] ASAN Statement on GOP Primary Debate Comments on Autism and Vaccination September 16, 2015 Despite a wealth of scientific evidence debunking any link between autism and vaccinations, tonight’s Republican primary … Continue reading ASAN Responds to GOP Debate on Vaccines: Not Better Off Dead Than Disabled

DREDF and ASAN Oppose “End Run” Assisted Suicide Bill in California Assembly

Having failed to get any traction in the California Assembly Health and Judiciary Committees during the regular legislative session, proponents of assisted suicide legislation did an end run around the appropriate process and brought another bill up in a special session convened to address state budget issues.  As Marilyn Golden, senior policy analyst for the … Continue reading DREDF and ASAN Oppose “End Run” Assisted Suicide Bill in California Assembly