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    Medical activism

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    • Anti-vaccination activists

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    • Autism rights movement

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    • Critics of alternative medicine

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    • Health campaigns

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    • Mental health activists

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    • Anti-psychiatry

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    • AllTrials

    • AllTrials (sometimes called All Trials or AllTrials.net) is a project advocating that clinical research adopt the principles of open research. The project summarizes itself as "All trials registered, all results reported": that is, all clinical trials should be listed in a clinical trials registry, and their results sh ... Read »


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    • Anti-psychiatry

    • Anti-psychiatry is the view that psychiatric treatments are often more damaging than helpful to patients, and a movement opposing such treatments for almost two centuries. It considers psychiatry a coercive instrument of oppression due to an unequal power relationship between doctor and patient, and a highly subjective ... Read »


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    • Autism friendly

    • Autism friendly means being aware of social engagement and environmental factors affecting people on the autism spectrum, with modifications to communication methods and physical space to better suit individual's unique and special needs. Individuals on the autism spectrum take in information from their five senses as ... Read »


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    • Autism Network International

    • Autism Network International (ANI) is an advocacy organization run by and for autistic people. ANI's principles involve the anti-cure perspective, the perspective that there should not be a goal to "cure" people of autism. ANI was started by Jim Sinclair, Kathy Grant and Donna Williams in 1992. The advocacy group ... Read »


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    • Autism rights movement

    • The autism rights movement (ARM), also known as the autistic culture movement, is a social movement within the neurodiversity and disability rights movements that encourages people with autism, their caregivers and society to adopt a position of neurodiversity, accepting autism as a variation in functioning rather than ... Read »


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    • Autism Science Foundation

    • The Autism Science Foundation (ASF) is a non-profit organization that supports research into autism, but opposes more research into the disproven and fraudulent "link" between autism and vaccinations. The organization was founded in April 2009 by Alison Tepper Singer, a former senior executive of Autism Speaks and a me ... Read »


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    • Autism Society of America

    • The Autism Society of America (ASA) was founded in 1965 by Bernard Rimland and Ivar Lovaas together with Ruth C. Sullivan and a small group of other parents of children with autism. Its original name was the National Society for Autistic Children; the name was changed to emphasize that children with autism grow up. It ... Read »


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    • Autism Speaks

    • Autism Speaks

      Autism Speaks is an autism advocacy organization in the United States that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, governments, and the public. It was founded in February 2005 by Bob Wright, vice chairman of General Electric, and his wife Suzanne, a year after their gr ... Read »


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    • Autistic Self Advocacy Network

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      Motto "Nothing About Us, Without Us!" Founded November 2006 Founders Ari Ne'eman and Scott Michael Robertson Type 501(c)(3) [non-profit] Focus Public policy Location
      • Washington, DC
      Method Publications, policy advocacy
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      Grants and donations Mission Autistic self-advocacy and disability rights Website
    • Autistic Self Advocacy Network

      The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization run by and for individuals on the autism spectrum. ASAN holds that the goal of autism advocacy should be a world in which Autistic people enjoy the same access, rights, and opportunities as all other people, and that Autistic voice ... Read »


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    • Autistica

    • Autistica, is a UK charity devoted to raising and investing funds into biomedical research and peer-reviewed studies on autism, based in London. Autistica’s stated goals include determining the causes and biological bases of autism spectrum disorders, improving diagnoses of autism, and advancing and evaluating new ... Read »


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    • Breast cancer awareness

    • Breast cancer awareness is an effort to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of breast cancer through education on symptoms and treatment. Supporters hope that greater knowledge will lead to earlier detection of breast cancer, which is associated with higher long-term survival rates, and that money raised for breast c ... Read »


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    • Cole Resource Center

    • The Jonathan O. Cole Mental Health Consumer Resource Center is a consumer to consumer mental health organization. The Cole Resource Center provides information about a wide range of mental disorders, as well as consultation on housing, health insurance, low cost medications, volunteer employment, and legal advocacy fo ... Read »


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    • Critical Psychiatry Network

    • The Critical Psychiatry Network (CPN) is a psychiatric organization based in the United Kingdom. It was created by a group of British psychiatrists who met in Bradford, England in January 1999 in response to proposals by the British government to amend the 1983 Mental Health Act (MHA). They expressed concern about the ... Read »


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    • Deaf rights movement

    • The Deaf rights movement encompasses a series of social movements within the disability rights and cultural diversity movements that encourages deaf and hard of hearing people and society to adopt a position of respect for Deaf people, accepting deafness as a cultural identity and a variation in functioning rather than ... Read »


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    • Dialectics of Liberation Congress

    • The congress on the Dialectics of Liberation was an international congress organised in London between 15 and 30 July 1967. It was organised by the American educationalist Joe Berke. The scope of the conference was to "demystify human violence in all its forms, and the social systems from which it emanates, and to expl ... Read »


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    • Every Child By Two

    • Every Child By Two (ECBT) is a non-profit health advocacy organization, based in the United States and founded in 1991, dedicated to protecting children from diseases through the promotion of vaccinations and raising parental awareness of potential vaccine benefits. The stated goals of ECBT are to "raise awareness of t ... Read »


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    • Free-market healthcare

    • In a system of free-market healthcare, prices for healthcare goods and services are set freely by agreement between patients and health care providers, and the laws and forces of supply and demand are free from any intervention by a government, price-setting monopoly, or other authority. A free market contrasts with a ... Read »


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    • Generation Rescue

    • Generation Rescue is a nonprofit organization that advocates the incorrect view that autism and related disorders are primarily caused by environmental factors, particularly vaccines. These claims are biologically implausible and are disproven by scientific evidence. The organization was established in 2005 by Lisa and ... Read »


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    • Global Pink Hijab Day

    • Global Pink Hijab Day was an initiative that began as an experiment by founder, Hend El-Buri and a group of high school students in Columbia, Missouri. It was intended to remove stereotypes of Muslim women by having Muslims engage in dialogue about breast cancer awareness, joining walks in groups while wearing pink hea ... Read »


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    • Hearing Voices Movement

    • The Hearing Voices Movement is the name used by organizations and individuals advocating the "hearing voices approach", an alternative way of understanding the experience of those people who "hear voices". In the medical professional literature, ‘voices’ are most often referred to as auditory hallucinations o ... Read »


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    • Immunization Alliance

    • The Immunization Alliance is an American vaccine advocacy consortium, assembled under auspices of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in May 2008. The Immunization Alliance has called for a governmental information campaign, ongoing research into vaccine safety and efficacy, balanced media coverage, and restoratio ... Read »


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    • Mayday Mutual Aid Medical Station

    • The Mayday Mutual Aid Medical Station was a tent set up in the Algiers neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina, in part as a response to a call by Malik Rahim and other community activists in Algiers put a call out for an emergency medics to run a first aid station and help develop a permanent he ... Read »


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    • Medical model of autism

    • The medical model of autism encourages continual research into the causes of autism, with the primary goal of finding a way to prevent or cure autism. This is a subset of the medical model of disability in general. The model advocates a variety of goals including increased awareness of autism prevalence, earlier and mo ... Read »


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    • Medical-bill advocacy

    • Medical-bill advocacy is the name generally attributed to the industry that has developed in response to a growing problem of erroneous charges on medical bills. According to the Medical Billing Advocates of America (MBAA), as many as 9 out of 10 bills from hospitals and medical providers include errors that may errone ... Read »


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    • Mentalism (discrimination)

    • Mentalism or sanism is a form of discrimination and oppression because of a mental trait or condition a person has, or is judged to have. This may or may not be described in terms of mental disorder or disability. The discrimination is based on numerous factors such as: stereotypes about neurodivergence (e.g. autism, A ... Read »


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    • National Alliance for Autism Research

    • The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR), based in Princeton, New Jersey, was a non-profit advocacy organization, founded by parents of children with autism concerned about the limited funding available for research. NAAR was founded in 1994 as an attempt to stimulate biomedical research and science-based ... Read »


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    • National Alliance on Mental Illness

    • "Find Help. Find Hope."
      Motto "You are not alone" Founded 1977 Founder Harriet Shetler and Beverly Young Type Non-Profit 501c3
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    • National Alliance on Mental Illness

      The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing families and people affected by mental disorders in the United States. NAMI provides psychoeducation, research and support for people and their families impacted by mental illness through various public education and ... Read »


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    • National Anti-Vaccination League

    • The National Anti-Vaccination League was founded in 1896 in Britain, growing from earlier smaller organizations in London, originally under the title Anti-Compulsory Vaccination League. The organisation opposed compulsory vaccination, particularly against smallpox. It was part of a wider anti-vaccinationist movement, ... Read »


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    • National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    • Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), also referred to in America as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM), is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagno ... Read »


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    • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

    • National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate cancer. Designating a month for the issue serves the purpose of: September 2015 was designated National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by th ... Read »


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    • National Prostate Health Month

    • National Prostate Health Month (NPHM) is observed every September in North America by health experts, health advocates, and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health. Designating a month for the issue serves the purpose of: September was first designated National Prostate Health Month by the American ... Read »


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    • Neurodiversity

    • Neurodiversity is an approach to learning and disability that suggests that diverse neurological conditions appear as a result of normal variations in the human genome. This portmanteau of neurological and diversity originated in the late 1990s as a challenge to prevailing views of neurological diversity as inherently ... Read »


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    • Talk About Curing Autism

    • Talk About Curing Autism

      Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2000 and based in Irvine, California, by Lisa Ackerman when her son was diagnosed and the doctor gave her no hope. TACA provides information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. TACA aims to reduce the lag time between a ... Read »


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    • Tourette Association of America

    • The Tourette Association of America (TAA), based in Bayside, New York, United States, is a non-profit voluntary organization and the only US health-related organization serving people with Tourette syndrome. It was founded in 1972 as the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) by five couples, parents of children with Tour ... Read »


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    • Treatment Advocacy Center

    • The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national U.S. nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness. The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative ... Read »


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    • World Leprosy Day

    • World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases ... Read »


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