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.
[Editor’s note: Disability advocates in Japan requested this Statement which was written by Stephen Drake, NDY’s Research Analyst, and will be translated and read during a ceremony to be held on July 26, 2017 honoring the victims of the Sagamihara murders.] One year ago, 19 disabled people were brutally stabbed to death by a young … Continue reading NDY Statement on the First Anniversary of the Sagamihara Murders
Like so many in the disability community who have heard this news, we were horrified to begin the July 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by reading of the murder of 19 people with disabilities in a residential institution in Japan. Japan Today reported the following details of the “stabbing rampage”: The man … Continue reading Hate Crime: A killing rampage targets disabled people
[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
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