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ASAN Letter to House Leaders on H.R. 620

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), the nation’s leading 501(c)(3) disability rights advocacy organization by and for autistic people ourselves, strongly opposes H.R. 620, the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.” H.R. 620 would curtail the civil rights of Americans with disabilities by making it prohibitively difficult for...

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Job Opening: Programs Coordinator

The Programs Coordinator works closely with the ASAN Director of Operations and other staff to run ASAN’s programs and events. The job is a salaried position in the $37,000-$40,000 range with comprehensive health insurance and three weeks of paid time off per year. The Programs Coordinator will work at...

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ASAN Statement on Medicaid Work Requirements

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) strongly opposes the Trump Administration’s decision to use work requirements to push individuals out of Medicaid programs. This morning, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that states will be allowed to impose work requirements for Medicaid eligibility, a devastating and...

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ASAN Statement of Support for Rosa Maria Hernandez

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network denounces the detainment and potential deportation of Rosa Maria Hernandez, a 10-year-old with cerebral palsy in Texas. Rosa Maria Hernandez was stopped at an immigration checkpoint while in an ambulance on her way to emergency gallbladder surgery. Immediately following her surgery, border patrol agents...

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Autistic People Deserve A Better Budget

ASAN condemns the final passage of the 2018 Budget Resolution, which would set the stage for tax cuts for corporations and the richest Americans by cutting $5 trillion dollars over the next decade from Medicaid, Social Security, and other essential services that allow people with disabilities to live good...

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ASAN Condemns Executive Order Sabotaging the ACA

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) condemns the executive order issued by President Trump today attacking critical protections for people with disabilities in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The executive order would make it easier for insurance companies to discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions, and could allow insurers...

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Everybody Communicates: our new toolkit on communication supports!

ASAN is proud to announce the release of “Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding and Accommodations” with the UCSF Office of Developmental Primary Care. Everybody communicates – whether by using language, actions, gestures, facial expressions, sounds, or other means. People with disabilities need access to effective communication...

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It’s on us to stop this bill

We need you to act now. ACA repeal is back in the Senate, and it’s just as damaging as before. The latest bill still eliminates protections for people with pre-existing conditions, still slashes funding for the Medicaid services that people with disabilities rely on, and would still leave millions...

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Call your Representatives & protect the ADA!

An attack on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is an attack on disability rights – and that’s exactly what’s happening in Congress right now. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Don’t let the...

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