Petition: Tell the ACLU to Fight Mandatory Autism Databases!

Sign the petition today!!

(Hello new friends! If it’s your first time joining me, I have been trying to repeal a North Dakota law mandating that providers register autistic clients with the government. Information on the law is available here. More information about these kinds of databases is available here, and my journey raging against these databases is here.)

File:Pastel Neurodiversity Symbol.png by MissLunaRose12

Just a quick update today! After much consideration, I think we need to go after these databases on a federal level. Both the national ACLU and the North Dakota branch have not gotten back to me, so I’m starting a petition. Please sign and share with your networks so we can fight these databases.

Change.org: Tell the ACLU to fight mandatory autism databases!

My hope is to get enough attention on this issue that they are able to take action and get these databases taken down (or at the very least only maintained on a voluntary basis). I have detailed the APA and NASW ethical codes that contraindicate registering clients with the government based on diagnosis, as well as international human rights law.

Did I miss anything? Have an idea or a way to help? Tell me!

Thank you again for all the support, feedback, and resources everyone has sent me so far. I really believe we can do this if we keep fighting and making noise!

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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