Archive for the ‘Legislation’ Category

January 18th, Major Websites Unite to Protest SOPA and PIPA

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Why Was Autism Central Down on January 18th? SOPA The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Online IP Act (PIPA) , has been the topic of discussion on the internet in the past month. Autism Central has joined the many who oppose the bill (such as google, wikipedia, and more) by blacking out the [...]

How You Can Help Pass the Keeping All Students Safe Act

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The National Autism Association (NAA) has teamed up with kintera.org to provide a space for supporters of the Keeping All Students Safe Act to contact their senators and ask them to support the bill. Simply Click Here to send a pre-written email or draft your own to your senator asking him/her to pass S.2020 Keeping [...]

Keeping All Students Safe Act Aimed to Protect Students from Restraint and Seclusion

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On December 16th, the 23-page federal bill, S.2020, called the Keeping All Students Safe Act was introduced by Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). The bill is designed “To protect all school children against harmful and life-threatening seclusion and restraint practices” (official bill found here) ¬†which have both lead to death in the autism community. The bill [...]