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ASAN Opposes Tax Bill, Repeal of Individual Mandate

ASAN remains strongly opposed to the elimination of the individual mandate to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and condemns the inclusion of repeal within the latest versions of the tax bills. The individual mandate helps make insurance more affordable, especially for people with disabilities. The...

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ASAN Condemns Senate Budget Vote

ASAN condemns the passage of the Senate budget resolution, which would cut $5 trillion dollars over the next decade from Medicaid, Social Security, and other essential services that allow people with disabilities to live healthy and productive lives in our communities. Less than one month after the disability community...

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ASAN Statement on Charlottesville Terror Attack

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns the terror attack which took place this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. We join other civil rights organizations in denouncing the hatred and white supremacy we saw on display, and we recognize that this tragedy is not an isolated incident, but rather the manifestation...

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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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