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ASAN, Disability Rights Ohio, and National Federation of the Blind Win Landmark Department of Labor Decision Against Sheltered Workshop

In a groundbreaking opinion issued yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor found that a sheltered workshop in Ohio had violated federal minimum wage laws by underpaying three of its workers with disabilities, including one autistic man. The opinion followed a petition that Autistic Self Advocacy Network filed along with...

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Statement on the Murder of Nicholas Richett

On Friday, June 19th, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued a statement regarding the murder of Nicholas Richett. On Friday, June 12th, police in Melvindale, Michigan found the bodies of Nicholas Richett, a 20-year-old autistic man, and his father. Nicholas was murdered by his father. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network...

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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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Personality tests investigated

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is investigating employers' use of personality tests to screen job applicants as part of applications for employment and the broader hiring process. These tests may unfairly screen out qualified Autistic applicants and those with other hidden disabilities...

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EEOC Sues Employer for Discriminating Against Autistic Worker

Employer Sued for Refusing to Hire Autistic Worker: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging an employer with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to hire an applicant on the autism spectrum....

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Testimony on ADAAA Proposed Regulations

ASAN President Ari Ne'eman Addresses Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The regulations proposed to implement the ADA Amendments Act, implemented with a view toward building a culture of civil rights that coincides with the growing recognition of the rights of individuals on the autism spectrum, can be improved to further...

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