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ASAN Letter to the House Opposing HR 1112

This letter is available as a PDF here. February 28, 2019 VOTE NO ON H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019 Dear Representative: On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Bazelon Center for Mental Health, and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, we urge members of...

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ASAN Comments on HIPAA Privacy Rule

February 11, 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RFI, RIN 0945-AA00Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20201 Re: Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights RIN 0945-AA00, Docket HHS-OCR-0945-AA00, “Request for Information on Modifying...

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ASAN Celebrates Legislation To End Subminimum Wage

ASAN applauds Congress for the introduction of the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act. If passed, the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act would end subminimum wage for people with disabilities, and create new opportunities to help us get and keep real jobs with real pay. ASAN is proud to support...

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Sign up to be a Day of Mourning Vigil Site Coordinator

Site coordinators are a vital part of the Disability Day of Mourning. Site coordinators secure space in their communities to hold a vigil, do outreach to community members leading up to the vigil, and document their vigils through pictures or videos to honor those lost to filicide....

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ACI funded for the next 10 years, thanks to a generous donor!

ASAN is excited to announce the generous donation made by Nicole Cliffe to fund ASAN’s Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) program over the next ten years.   Every year at ACI, we bring autistic college students from around the country to Washington D.C. in order to learn about advocacy and...

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ASAN Comments on Proposed Public Charge Rule

You can download our comments as a PDF here. December 10, 2018 Samantha DeshommesChief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and StrategyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140 Re: DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds (published October 10, 2018;...

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Our Movement Is A Marathon: ASAN’s 2018 Annual Report

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is a national grassroots disability rights organization run by and for Autistic Americans, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of Autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power. Our staff work to educate communities and improve public...

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ASAN Praises Introduction of Keeping All Students Safe Act

ASAN applauds Congress for the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA). If passed, the Keeping All Students Safe Act would be the first federal law to limit the use of restraints and seclusion on children with disabilities. ASAN strongly supports the swift passage of this crucial...

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ASAN Comments Opposing Family Detention

You can download our comments as a PDF here. November 6th, 2018 Debbie Seguin, Assistant Director, Office of Policy, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Department of Homeland Security 500 12th Street SW Washington, DC 20536 Re: DHS Docket No. ICEB-2018-0002, Apprehension, Processing, Care, and Custody of Alien Minors and...

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