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Register for ASAN’s 2017 Annual Gala!

Join us for a special celebration and fundraising event at our new gala venue — The Hamilton in Washington, DC. Dinner and dessert will be served and a reception will precede dinner. Proceeds will support our advocacy work and programs for the coming year, and allow us to continue...

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Medicaid Day of Action on June 6th

Many groups around the country have been organizing events to defend health care in America. Now, we’ve all joined forces to declare June 6th a national Day of Action to #SaveMedicaid – and we need YOU to get in on the action. Here’s how you can get involved: If...

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Announcing the 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellows!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is very pleased to announce the recipients of our 2017 Autistic Scholars Fellowship! ASAN awards $5,000 tuition scholarships to 4 to 6 Autistic college students who demonstrate a strong commitment to disability rights advocacy, Autistic culture and community, and disability accessibility and inclusion on college...

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2016 ASAN Gala: Speech by Ari Ne’eman

Video Introduction by Steve Silberman, Master of Ceremonies It is my great honor to introduce Ari Ne’eman, ASAN’s executive director and co founder with Scott Robertson. Since we’re looking back at the last 10 years, let’s think back to 2007 when ASAN did its very first nationwide action....

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2016 ASAN Gala: Speech by Julia Bascom

Video Introduction by Steve Silberman, Master of Ceremonies It is my incredible pleasure to introduce ASAN’s incoming director, Julia Bascom. One of the most remarkable things about ASAN is how over the last 10 years it’s gone from being a few people working out of their college...

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2016 ASAN Gala, Ally of the Year: Victoria M. Rodríguez-Roldán

Video Introduction by Samantha Crane Just to introduce myself, I’m Samantha Crane, Director of Public Policy, Legal Director at ASAN. I’d like to start off our awards portion of the evening with our Ally of the Year Award. This year’s ally of the year, I’m proud to...

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2016 ASAN Gala: Speeches and Award Ceremonies

Below are links to videos and transcripts of speeches given at the 2016 ASAN Gala by our President and our Incoming Executive Director, and videos and transcripts of our award ceremonies. In 2016, we gave the following awards: Ally of the Year, the Harriet McBryde Johnson Award for Non-Fiction...

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2016 ASAN Gala, Service to the Self Advocacy Movement: The Arlington Five

Video Introduction by Samantha Crane Hi, everyone. I’d like to present our final award, an award for Service to the Self Advocacy Movement, to a really amazing group of individuals, the Arlington Five. The Arlington Five are five nonspeaking autistic individuals in Arlington County, Virginia, between the ages...

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2016 ASAN Gala, Harriet McBryde Johnson Award for Non-Fiction Writing: Dylan Matthews

Video Ari Ne’eman, Introducing Presenter of Award So in what is now my actual last public remarks as President of ASAN. I have to say, it’s my pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce the person who will be presenting our next award. Steve Silberman, you know...

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Register for ASAN’s 2016 Tenth Anniversary Gala!

Join us for a special celebration and fundraising event in honor of ASAN’s 10th anniversary at The National Press Club in Washington, DC. Dinner and dessert will be served and a reception will precede dinner. Proceeds will support our advocacy work and programs for the coming year, and allow...

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