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ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the President’s regressive World Autism Awareness Day proclamation, and the announcement that the White House will be participating in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign. After a decade of progress in which public conversations about autism have increasingly shifted away from...

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VICTORY: Advocates Save the ACA

Today, the House of Representatives pulled the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaker Paul Ryan just said publicly that the ACA “is the law of the land” and will remain so “for the foreseeable future.” This is a huge victory for disabled people and for everyone who...

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ASAN, Other Advocates Launch Modern Medicaid Alliance

New Initiative Highlights Benefits, Stories, and Innovations of Program Washington, D.C. – Despite the enormous societal and economic benefits offered by the modern Medicaid program, a lack of dialogue about the true value of the program drives misperceptions relating to it and puts policymaker support for it increasingly at...

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Job Posting: Leadership Programs Coordinator

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is looking for a full-time Leadership Programs Coordinator. The Leadership Programs Coordinator works closely with ASAN leadership to plan and coordinate ASAN’s leadership trainings, support participants and alumni in their growth and advocacy following the trainings, and oversee ASAN’s broader leadership development and higher...

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ASAN and Disability Advocates Endorse H.R. 3516

On Monday, January 11th, 2016 ASAN and the National Disability Leadership Alliance sent the following letter to Chairman Johnson, endorsing H.R. 3516. The letter is also available as a PDF. Dear Chairman Johnson: On behalf of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) and allied organizations, we write to communicate our...

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Statement on Shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino

On Wednesday, December 2nd, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement regarding the shooting at Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, California: Earlier today, a shooting occurred in San Bernardino, California at the Inland Regional Center, one of California’s non-profit Regional Centers tasked with managing services for...

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Justice for All: Improving Employment Programs for Workers with Disabilities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, July 20, 2015     Commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a coalition of organizations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, TASH, the American Association of People with Disabilities, the Association of People Supporting Employment First, the Service Employees International Union...

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Autistic Pride Day 2015: A Message to the Autistic Community

Today is Autistic Pride Day. For ten years, our community has come together on June 18th to celebrate who we are and affirm our right to build a culture and community of our own. When Autistic Pride Day first began, it was the first in what would become a...

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ASAN Statement On JRC At Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly condemns the Association for Behavior Analysis International for their decision to feature the Judge Rotenberg Center at their 2015 annual conference. The Judge Rotenberg Center, which uses contingent electric shock to modify the behavior of disabled students and has been condemned by the...

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