Assange has Aspergers?

from news.com.au THE autobiography of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is set to go on sale despite efforts by the Australian anti-secrecy campaigner to suppress the book, its British publisher says. The book – Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography – reportedly includes his first direct comments on allegations of rape in Sweden that led to the…

Disability Studies Quarterly

A new DSQ focusing on autism is a breakthrough in the treatment of autism. With many contributions from ASAN members and people from across in and around the spectrum. Highly recommended and will be a go to for academics and Autistics grappling with with autism, culture, disability and the future. http://www.dsq-sds.org/

Disabled women plan to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model

18 Jan 10 @ 04:00pm by Rowan Cowley http://penrith-press.whereilive.com.au/news/story/disabled-women-plan-to-shake-up-australia-s-next-top-model/ Cranebrook’s Jodie De Ruvo will attempt to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model. CRANEBROOK resident Jodie De Ruvo will attempt to shake up Australia’s Next Top Model. Ms De Ruvo, a disability social facilitator with NOVA Employment at St Marys, has a condition called osteogenesis imperfecta….

Lottery fund gives grant for research into autism hate crime

http://www.leftfootforward.org/2010/01/lottery-fund-gives-grant-for-research-into-autism-hate-crime/ High profile cases like that of the Pilkington family – in which tormented mother Fiona Pilkington killed herself and daughter Francecca Hardwick after being terrorised for years by local thugs – have meant that, in recent months, many people have heard of the idea of ‘disability hate crime’. However, very few people realise how…

IBM INTERN PROGRAM

INFORMATION SESSION FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY IBM INTERN PROGRAM   An opportunity for IT and Business/ Marketing  (Finance, Marketing and Project Co-ordination) students who have experienced disability and who are interested in finding out about careers within IBM.   IBM is an Employer of Choice with a reputation as an organisation that respects and values…

Letter from ASAN regarding “I am Autism”

Last week, Autism Speaks continued their pattern of exploitation of Autistic people and our families by releasing the video “I am Autism”, in which Autistic people are portrayed as stolen children and burdens on our families and on society. Contrary to some claims, Autism Speaks continues to promote the video on its website and through…

Autism Speaks – “I am Autism” Video

  ASAN issues press release condemning Autism Speaks Autistic Community Condemns Autism Speaks ASAN issued the following press release today condemning Autism Speaks’ unethical and offensive “I Am Autism” advertising campaign. Please repost and redistribute widely. Press Contacts: Ari Ne’eman The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Phone: 732.763.5530 E-mail: aneeman@autisticadvocacy.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Autistic Community Condemns…

A4 excludes members with an ASD

AUTISTIC SELF ADVOCACY NETWORK AUSTRALIA 20/5/09 A4 LOCKS OUT AUTISTIC MEMBERS STATEMENT CONCERNING A4 – AUTISM ASPERGER ADVOCACY AUSTRALIA ASAN AUSTRALIA understands from its members that as of today all Autistic members have been exclude from the Steering Committee of A4 (Autism Asperger Advocacy Australia) which has now been renamed the A4 Advisory Group. Convener…