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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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Autistics Speaking Day 2012: Reclaiming Voice

by Ari Ne’eman Holidays are funny things – they come around once a year, and remind us of feelings and ideas that we shouldn’t have ever let ourselves forget. Whether it’s Thanksgiving gratitude or July 4th patriotism, we turn to holidays not because the day itself matters, but because...

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ASAN Policy Brief: How Will DSM-5 Impact Services?

Over the course of the last several months, a lot of questions have been raised about how upcoming changes to the DSM-5 definition of the autism spectrum will impact people’s lives. Many people are concerned that changes in the diagnostic criteria may make it more difficult for them to...

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Making Disability Studies Accessible

by Ari Ne’eman Last week, Inside Higher Ed carried an intriguing piece from University of Maryland graduate student and New Inquiry editor Nathan Jurgenson. The article – Making Our Ideas More Accessible – made the case for academics to make their work available to the public through open access publications and...

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ASAN Statement Applauding New Administration on Community Living

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds Secretary Sebelius and the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services for the creation of the new Administration on Community Living. By bringing together the HHS Office on Disability, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Administration on Aging under one...

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95 Disability Rights Groups Call on CMS to Issue HCBS Regulations

Regulations are needed to ensure that Home and Community Based Services are not delivered on the grounds of an institution, in a housing complex designed expressly around an individual’s diagnosis or disability, or in a setting that has the characteristics of an institution....

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ACTION ALERT: What Does Community Mean To You? Let Medicaid Know!

Public Comments Needed on Home and Community Based Services. Proposed rules will ensure that Medicaid community living funds go toward keeping people in the community and not in institutions. Your comments will help make this happen....

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Joint Report Issued on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Standards

New Report on Home and Community Based Services Funding: Community living is the topic of a new report by ASAN and two other leading self-advocacy organizations, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN). The report is intended to guide the Centers for Medicare and...

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