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Register for ASAN’s 2020 Gala!

Join us for a special virtual celebration and fundraising event from Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15th. We’re so excited to share the gala with disability community members and allies from across the country and around the world, who usually wouldn’t be able to attend in-person. Our virtual...

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Action Alert: HCBS at risk — call and email NOW to save critical community services!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been calling on our Senators to protect the disability community and pass a COVID-19 relief bill that includes emergency funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS). Now, we are hearing that the upcoming Senate bill will not include funding for HCBS. This is...

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Action Alert: HCBS at risk — call and email NOW to save critical community services!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been calling on our Senators to protect the disability community and pass a COVID-19 relief bill that includes emergency funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS). Now, we are hearing that the upcoming Senate bill will not include funding for HCBS. This is...

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Celebrate #ADA30 with Our New Toolkit!

In 2020, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA becoming the law of the land. As part of our #ADA30 celebrations, we’re pleased to announce our new plain-language resource, “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act.”...

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ASAN Condemns HCBS Settings Rule Delay

ASAN condemns the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their continued delay of the HCBS Settings Rule. The Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule, or HCBS Settings Rule for short, would help people with disabilities exercise our right to live in the community. This rule, which was originally...

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Medical Rationing Complaint Filed by ASAN and Partners Resolved

This statement is available as a PDF here. RESOLUTION OF FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT RAISES THE BAR IN PROHIBITING MEDICAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC For Immediate Release June 26, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Office for Civil...

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ASAN Supports Justice in Policing Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) applauds the House of Representatives’ passage of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020, H.R. 7120, as a first step in the fight to ensure that Black people, especially Black disabled people, are no longer victimized, assaulted, and murdered by our criminal justice...

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Action Alert: Tell your Senators to support emergency funding for HCBS!

UPDATE: Call-ins are temporarily cancelled and will resume shortly. Coping with a global pandemic is hard enough without losing access to the services that keep us independent and in the community. Some of our community members are facing dangerous losses to their home- and community-based services. These are vital...

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