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Disability Community Joint Letter on ICE Forced Sterilizations

  September 24, 2020 This document is available as a PDF here. September 24, 2020  The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528  Kenneth CuccinelliSenior Official Performing the Duties of the DirectorU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20529 The Honorable Joseph V. Cuffari Inspector GeneralDepartment of Homeland Security 245 […]

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There was a big legislative battle here in California last year, where the hell were you faux autism advocates? | LBRB | Circa October 26, 2016

By Matt Carey This past year we have been fighting a big battle here in California.  We were fighting to restore some of the services funding we’ve lost over the preceding years.  We were trying to get a 10% increase in services funding, which wouldn’t make up for what we’ve lost over the years, but […]

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Statement about the Shooting of the 13. year old Autistic Teen in Utah | Fierce Autistics And Allies

TRIGGER WARNING!!! An Autistic child is shown injured after being shot by law enforcement. Video, images and interviews include injured child and traumatized parent. Here at Fierce Autistics and Allies, we condemn the shooting of 13 year old Linden Cameron. His mother called the police in Gendale, Utah for help because he was running away […]

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Official Statement about the Autistic Child being Shot by Police in Utah | Autistic Inclusive Meets USA

Trigger Warning: An Autistic child is shown injured after being shot by law enforcement. Video, images and interviews include injured child and traumatized parent. Sensory Warning: Flashing lights start in this video at 38 seconds. Autistic Inclusive Meets USA strongly condemns actions taken by Utah law enforcement officers during a crisis intervention call that led […]

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Snapshot | Google Alerts – Autism | Circa December 19, 2011

News8 new results for autism   Are you Autistic? Maybe, but Probably Not.FuturehealthBy Tsara Shelton (about the author) For the holidays I would love to spread a little understanding and a few autism answers. I have recently been surprised by the ongoing rumor that autism is sometimes just an excuse for bratty kids or bad parenting. …See all stories on this topic » […]

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Representatives Johnson and Cárdenas Introduce Strengthening Mental Health Supports for BIPOC Communities Act | Dallas Weekly

August 28, 2020 Press Release Today, Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson and Tony Cárdenas introduced the Strengthening Mental Health Supports for BIPOC Communities Act, legislation to improve access to health services for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to make critical advancements in health equity for communities of color […]

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How an unexpected collaboration led Utah to amend its discriminatory triage plan | TheHill

The disability community has a history of contention with the government over enforcing federal antidiscrimination mandates.  Clashes have often erupted between the parties. In 1977, disabled activists occupied the San Francisco Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) building for 28 days to protest the delay in enacting regulations to help implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (the […]