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ASAN advocates stronger enforcement of equal employment opportunity laws, advises employers on how to provide workplace accommodations, and promotes greater inclusion of Autistic workers in diversity hiring programs. Other category archives, 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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We Did It

Hi folks, Two weeks ago, they said it couldn’t be done. They said including disabled workers now being paid less than minimum wage in the executive order President Obama had just announced guaranteeing a $10.10/hour minimum wage for federal contract workers was just not possible. Today, I’m standing in...

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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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Freddie Mac Seeks Autistic Interns

Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, is partnering with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to fill four 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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Call for Resumes: Freddie Mac Seeks Autistic Intern

In partnership with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Freddie Mac, an industry leader in home mortgages, is seeking a paid intern for the third round of a program with ASAN to place qualified Autistic candidates in skilled positions within the company. Architecture & Data Services Freddie Mac is a...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Disability Hiring Efforts

1. What is the federal government doing to hire more people with disabilities? On July 26th, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Obama signed Executive Order 13548, instructing the federal government to work to increase the representation of people with disabilities within the federal...

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Career Options

by Meg Evans Young people entering the workforce often have to sort through a lot of career suggestions. Autistics and others with developmental disabilities may be advised to start a small business, on the assumption that it would be easier than finding a conventional job. Rather than commit to...

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