- A commitment to autistic adult issues, including authorizing the first ever CDC adult autism prevalence study, a new public private partnership to expand employment opportunities for autistic adults and endorsement of the Transition to Independence Act
- Strong enforcement of relevant federal disability rights laws, including the Mental Health Parity Act and the Supreme Court’s landmark 1999 Olmstead v. L.C. decision;
- Expanded funding for Developmental Disability Act programs, including Title II Family Support, Title III Direct Support Workforce Programs and the creation of a new Autism Protection and Advocacy Program.
- Protecting the educational rights of students with disabilities through passage of the Keeping All Students Safe Act, enforcement of IDEA’s Child Find obligations to address racial, gender and income disparities in autism identification and leveraging IDEA to prevent bullying from keeping students with disabilities from the general education classroom.
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network does not endorse political candidates. We are glad to provide technical assistance on autism and disability policy to any candidate, campaign or party that requests it. We will be reaching out to other major candidates urging them to issue autism and disability platforms shortly.