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ACTION ALERT: Tell Congress: it’s time to do the right thing

Last week, Congress expected to neatly finish passing their destructive tax bill on Monday – but yesterday, we saw that your advocacy had thrown a wrench in the works, further delaying the #TaxOnDisability from becoming law. With one more push, we could end this devastating bill for good. Keep...

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ASAN’s 2017 Annual Report

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a national grassroots disability rights organization run by and for Autistic Americans, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Our staff work to educate communities and improve public...

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ACTION ALERT: ️National Call-In: Tell Congress “No Tax on Disability!”

Right now, Congress is trying to ram through their tax reform bill — and if it passes, it’ll be devastating to people with disabilities. We can still stop this bill from passing, but only if we take action together. TODAY, Wednesday, November 29, is a national disability community call-in day. We need your...

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New White Paper: Planning Accessible and Inclusive Organizing Trainings

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is pleased to announce the release of our white paper, “Planning Accessible and Inclusive Organizing Trainings: Strategies for Decreasing Barriers to Participation for People with I/DD.” A major component of ASAN’s work is developing the leadership and advocacy skills of individuals with I/DD. One...

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2017 ASAN Gala: Speech by Julia Bascom

Hello! Hello, and thank you all so much for being here. How’s everyone doing? Great. Great, that’s good. I’m so glad to see you all here. I’d like to thank our sponsors for so generously helping ASAN pull this event together and do the work that needs doing year-round,...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell your Senators “no thanks” to repealing the ACA

What’s happening in the Senate now could hurt people with disabilities for years to come. Here’s what’s going on: More attacks on the Affordable Care Act. The Senate tax bill would repeal the individual mandate of the ACA – the part that makes insurance affordable for most people. Repealing...

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ACTION ALERT: ACA Repeal is Back – We Need YOU!

ACA repeal is back, and it’s just as bad as ever. Health care and Medicaid for people with disabilities are being threatened once again in order to pay for a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans. Congress is using the current Senate tax bill to try to repeal the...

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ACTION ALERT: ACA Repeal is back

Yesterday, Congress posted their newest version of their tax reform bill. In addition to the things in the bill that already hurt people with disabilities, we saw ACA repeal come back from the dead. They’re doing this by trying to repeal the individual mandate, which is what makes insurance...

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It’s time to get health insurance!

Open Enrollment has begun! Open Enrollment is the time every year when people who do not have health insurance through their job, and cannot get insurance through Medicaid or other programs, can apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at www.healthcare.gov. This year’s Open Enrollment period is...

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