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ASAN Gala 2018

This year’s gala was full of excitement, and lots of great speeches. If you’d like to catch up, you can watch videos or read transcripts of the attendee’s remarks below. Liz Weintraub Video and Transcript: Julia Bascom Video and Transcript: Awards Ceremony Video: DJ Savarese’s speech:

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Liz Weintraub’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018

Hello, my name is Liz Weintraub. Isn’t ASAN doing an awesome job? Congratulations on being around for 12 years. Before I begin my remarks, let me add my congratulations to all of tonight’s award winners. When Julia and Zoe asked me to talk about leadership, I thought about how...

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DJ Savarese’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018

Thank you for this award. I’m grateful to be among us tonight.  I’m grateful we are gathered here tonight to celebrate our people. It’s not often that so many of us are able to gather together in the same room to celebrate our neurodiversity, but when we do there’s...

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It’s time to get health insurance!

Open Enrollment has begun! Open Enrollment is the time every year when people  can apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at If you do not have health insurance through your job, and cannot get insurance through Medicaid or otherprograms,  now is the time to  #GetCovered!...

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Disabled immigrants are under attack

Our community has fought long and hard for our rights in the United States, and we won’t let anyone tell us that disabled people don’t belong here. That’s why we’re speaking up against the administration’s proposed “public charge” rule, which would let the government deny immigrants entry to the...

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ASAN Letter to Senate Judiciary Committee On Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. District of Columbia

This letter is also available as a PDF here. Senate Judiciary Committee 224 Dirksen Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Via Electronic Mail September 17, 2018 Dear Senators, I write to supplement existing accounts of the disability community’s concerns surrounding Doe ex rel. Tarlow v. District of Columbia. Judge...

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ASAN Opposes Citizenship Questions For 2020 Census

This document is also available as a PDF here. August 7, 2018 Jennifer Jessup Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer Department of Commerce Room 6616 14th and Constitution Avenue NW Washington, DC 20230 Re: Docket ID:  USBC–2018–0005, Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; 2020 Census Dear Ms. Jessup, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network...

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