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ASAN views the Autistic community as one community, and we work with parents and other allies who share our goals. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

ASAN Statement on Sesame Workshop’s “See Amazing” Initiative

On October 21st, 2015, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement regarding Sesame Workshop’s “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” initiative: ASAN is proud to be a partner in Sesame Workshop’s “Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children” initiative. Over the past...

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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 Letter to House Appropriations on HHS & HCBS

To:      U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies I am writing on behalf of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to support continued appropriations to support Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and community integration-related activities. ASAN is the leading...

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On Our Backs, We Will Carry Them

Reflections on the 2015 Disability Day of Mourning From ASAN President Ari Ne’eman Memory is an important part of how we define our communities. When we think about the history of the disability rights movement, there are so many moments at which we stop and think to ourselves, “But...

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Testimony to the 21st Century Policing Task Force

The following testimony was given to the White House Task Force on 21st Century Policing on February 4th, 2015 by ASAN President Ari Ne’eman Members of the Task Force, Thank you for inviting us to provide feedback to you today. On behalf of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, the...

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ASAN Statement on Autism CARES Act

In response to this week’s introduction of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act of 2014 (S.2449) and the markup of H.R. 4631, the House equivalent, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network has issued the following statement: ASAN is pleased to note that both the Senate and...

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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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Thank you

Last Saturday, I stood in a park across from the Capitol Building, surrounded by my community, as we read a list of names. I could have sworn time stopped; we read down one poster, and then another, and every time I thought we were done, there were more names....

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2014 Joint Letter to the Sponsors of Autism Speaks

To the Sponsors, Donors, and Supporters of Autism Speaks: We, the undersigned organizations representing the disability community, are writing to urge you to end your support for Autism Speaks. We profoundly appreciate your interest in supporting the autism and broader disability communities. Our work is about empowering and supporting...

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ASAN-AAC Statement on Autism Speaks’ DC “Policy Summit”

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the leading national advocacy organization run by and for Autistic people speaking for ourselves, and the Association for Autistic Community (AAC), an Autistic-run organization focusing on advancing Autistic community and culture, issued the following statement on November 12th, 2013 regarding Autism Speaks’ “Autism...

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