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ASAN Statement of Support for Rosa Maria Hernandez

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network denounces the detainment and potential deportation of Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy in Texas. Rosa Maria Hernandez was stopped at an immigration checkpoint while in an ambulance on her way to emergency gallbladder surgery. Immediately following her surgery, border patrol agents...

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Autistic People Deserve A Better Budget

ASAN condemns the final passage of the 2018 Budget Resolution, which would set the stage for tax cuts for corporations and the richest Americans by cutting $5 trillion dollars over the next decade from Medicaid, Social Security, and other essential services that allow people with disabilities to live good...

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ASAN Condemns Executive Order Sabotaging the ACA

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns the executive order issued by President Trump today attacking critical protections for people with disabilities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order would make it easier for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, and could allow insurers...

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Everybody Communicates: our new toolkit on communication supports!

ASAN is proud to announce the release of “Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding and Accommodations” with the UCSF Office of Developmental Primary Care. Everybody communicates – whether by using language, actions, gestures, facial expressions, sounds, or other means. People with disabilities need access to effective communication...

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It’s on us to stop this bill

We need you to act now. ACA repeal is back in the Senate, and it’s just as damaging as before. The latest bill still eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions, still slashes funding for the Medicaid services that people with disabilities rely on, and would still leave millions...

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Call your Representatives & protect the ADA!

An attack on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an attack on disability rights – and that’s exactly what’s happening in Congress right now. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Don’t let the...

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ASAN Statement On The Defeat Of ACA Repeal

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the leading nationwide 501(c)(3) advocacy organization by and for autistic people ourselves, applauds the defeat of the so-called Health Care Freedom Act (HCFA), or “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act. This legislation would have deprived millions of Americans of health coverage and...

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ACTION ALERT: It’s up to us

Yesterday, the Senate voted to open the floor for debate on the ACA repeal bill. The process they’re using moves fast—and that means the Senate will be voting on the final bill either TOMORROW OR FRIDAY. This bill has morphed and mutated multiple times over the course of the...

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