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Secret Shoppers Needed for LEAD Center Project

We Need Your Help! For too long people with invisible disabilities have been left out of the unemployment services system. Although people with invisible disabilities have incredibly high unemployment rates, many workforce developers at American Job Centers (AJCs) (old name One Stop Career Centers) have shared that they feel...

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ASAN Statement on Fein Study on Autism and “Recovery”

Recently, an article argued that some Autistic children reach what they call the “optimal outcome” of moving out of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This study greatly concerns ASAN, both in terms of its inherent scientific limitations and the dangerous values framework behind it. Adults who clearly met criteria for...

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Update on November 29 Autism Hearing

Today, November 29th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on autism. ASAN has closely followed the news and information leading up to this hearing, and we have kept our supporters and members informed. Last week, we expressed our concern that the hearing initially excluded...

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ASAN Comments on CA Autism Insurance Regulation

As part of a letter addressing the California Department of Managed Health Care, Autistic Self Advocacy Network president Ari Ne’eman offered the following comments on behalf of ASAN regarding California’s proposed changes to regulations that address insurance coverage of autism-related services: I write on behalf of the Autistic Self...

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ASAN Calls for Swift Passage of Keeping All Students Safe Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Crucial Legislation Will Limit the Use of Restraints in Schools This past December, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) proposed S. 2020, the Keeping Students Safe Act, in response to widespread reporting of injuries and deaths of disabled students due to the use of restraints. This morning, the...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell HHS to Stop “Creative Accounting” with Autism Research

On July 10th, the federal government’s Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) released a new report analyzing the distribution of autism research dollars in 2010. This report – entitled the IACC ASD Research Portfolio – is an annual responsibility of the federal government under Public Law 112-32. At first...

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ACTION ALERT: Tell HHS to Balance the Autism Research Agenda

On July 10th, the federal government’s Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) released a new report analyzing the distribution of autism research dollars in 2010. This report – entitled the IACC ASD Research Portfolio – is an annual responsibility of the federal government under Public Law 112-32. At first...

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ASAN expresses concern regarding new HHS report on autism research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASAN expresses concern regarding new HHS report on autism research New report uses “creative accounting” to reflect increase in services-research; confirms persistent under-representation of adult needs Washington, DC – July, 10th, 2012 – This morning, the Office of Autism Research Coordination (OARC) within the federal Department...

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ASAN Public Comment on DSM-5 ASD Criteria

Today is the last day to provide public comment to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) regarding the definition of ASD within the DSM-5, the manual used by physicians and many policymakers to define autism and other disability diagnoses. You can find information regarding how to comment on our website,...

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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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