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Selected newsworthy articles about ASAN’s actions and statements on matters of public importance can be found here. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Call For Resumes: Freddie Mac Seeks Autistic Interns

Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, is partnering with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to fill three paid internship opportunities. The ASAN-Freddie Mac Internship Program is an opportunity for recent graduates and current students on the autism spectrum to gain work experience and enter the workforce of a...

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ASAN Issues Statement on Latest CDC Autism Prevalence Data

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Autistic Self Advocacy Network Issues Statement on Latest CDC Autism Prevalence Data Latest CDC numbers reflect better understanding of autism; racial and gender disparities persist.   Washington, DC — March 27th, 2014 — The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement in response to the...

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New ASAN resource on starting a nonprofit

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is proud to announce the release of a new technical assistance document Starting a Non-Profit is Like Having a Baby: 8 Questions Your Group Should Ask Before Starting a Non-Profit. Many self advocacy organizations want to become formalized non-profits recognized by the state and...

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Organ Transplantation and People with Disabilities: A Toolkit for State Advocates

ASAN Unveils Toolkit for Advocates on Ending Discrimination in Organ Transplantation ASAN has prepared a comprehensive toolkit to empower people with disabilities, their families, and other disability advocates to help combat disability-based discrimination in organ transplantation.  ...

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#StopCombatingMe

Nine years ago, Congress passed the Combating Autism Act (CAA), legislation that focused federal autism research and policy activities on creating a world without autistic people. In 2011, Congress re-authorized this deeply flawed legislation, over the objections of self-advocates and our families. Now, with the CAA set to expire...

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds President Obama’s inclusion of workers with disabilities in executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds President Obama’s inclusion of workers with disabilities in executive order raising the minimum wage for federal contractors. Inclusion of disabled contractors means real pay for thousands of workers with disabilities. Washington, DC — February 12th, 2014 — The Autistic Self Advocacy...

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NDLA Letter on 14(c) and $10.10 Executive Order

Dear President Obama and Secretary Perez: On behalf of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA), we write to applaud your recent focus on economic opportunity for all Americans. We also wish to strongly urge you to ensure that workers with disabilities now making less than minimum wage under Section...

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Disability Orgs Call on President to Include Workers with Disabilities in Executive Order

This morning, the Collaboration for the Promotion of Self Determination, a coalition of twenty one progressive disability rights groups on whose board the Autistic Self Advocacy Network serves, sent the following letter to the White House and the Department of Labor. CPSD’s members werealso joined by a number of broader...

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ASAN Legal Analysis Memo on President’s Authority to Prohibit Subminimum Wage for Employees of Federal Contractors

This week, President Obama announced in his State of the Union address a forthcoming executive order requiring that all employees of federal contractors make at least $10.10/hour. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds the President’s commitment to a living wage for low-income workers, yet is profoundly concerned by reports...

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Join the ASAN team!

2014 is a year of rapid expansion for ASAN. As such, we have some positions in need of filling! Click the link below to learn more about our Publications Coordinator position, and stay tuned for announcements of further openings later in the year. Come work with us!   Publications Coordinator...

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