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Selected newsworthy articles about ASAN’s actions and statements on matters of public importance can be found here. Other categories of articles, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

White House Fails Autistic Community, Again

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is disappointed but not surprised by the White House’s continued participation in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign. If the Trump administration truly wanted to support autistic people, they would show us through their actions that we are accepted, rather than taking the...

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ASAN Condemns President’s Budget Request

ASAN condemns the President’s Budget Request, which once again calls for deep cuts to programs such as Medicaid, Social Security, and housing supports that help disabled people live our lives in our communities....

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Find your local Day of Mourning vigil site

In the past five years, over 650 people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives or caregivers. On Friday, March 1st, the disability community will gather across the nation to remember these disabled victims of filicide – disabled people murdered by their family members or caregivers. In...

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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 2019 Applications Now Open!

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is now accepting applications for the 2019 Autism Campus Inclusion (ACI) Summer Leadership Academy!...

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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 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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