Main Content

Category Archives: News

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.

ASAN, 35 Advocacy Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Civil Rights Laws

View this statement as a PDF here. Today, the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, ACLU, and thirty-four other advocacy organizations filed an amicus brief encouraging broad enforcement of civil rights laws protecting people from discrimination based on disability, race, religion, and sex. The brief asks the Second Circuit Court of...

Read More »

Posted in Autistic Community and Allies, Disability Rights and Neurodiversity, News, Press, Policy, Statement | Tagged Comments Off on ASAN, 35 Advocacy Organizations File Amicus Brief Supporting Civil Rights Laws

ASAN Repudiates Comments Linking Autism and Violence at Capitol January 6th

This morning, Talking Points Memo published an article featuring quotes from Albert Watkins, an attorney representing Jacob Chansley. Chansley was a prominent participant in the invasion of the Capitol building on January 6th, 2021, which was intended to overturn the results of the 2020 Presidential election. Mr. Watkins has...

Read More »

Posted in News, Statement | Tagged , , Comments Off on ASAN Repudiates Comments Linking Autism and Violence at Capitol January 6th

Tell Congress to support real work for real pay!

People with disabilities deserve real work for real pay. Here’s how YOU can take action to make that happen:...

Read More »

Posted in Action, News | Tagged , Comments Off on Tell Congress to support real work for real pay!

ASAN Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Last year, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin murdered George Floyd, a Black man, by kneeling on his neck for nine and a half minutes. This murder was inexcusable, and part of a systemic pattern of police violence that disproportionately affects Black people and other people of color in...

Read More »

Posted in News, Statement | Comments Off on ASAN Statement on the Conviction of Derek Chauvin

Start Here: a guide for parents of autistic kids

We’re pleased to announce the release of our new booklet, “Start Here: a guide for parents of autistic kids”...

Read More »

Posted in News, Publications | Comments Off on Start Here: a guide for parents of autistic kids

ASAN Welcomes Legislation To End Subminimum Wage

ASAN applauds Congress for the introduction of the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act (TCIEA). If passed, the Transformation to Competitive Integrated 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...

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized, Employment, News | Comments Off on ASAN Welcomes Legislation To End Subminimum Wage

Acceptance is an Action: ASAN Statement on 10th Anniversary of AAM

ASAN is pleased to commemorate the 10th annual Autism Acceptance Month this year. Over the past ten years, autistic advocates have transformed our society’s conversation around autism — but much remains to be done before we can truly fulfill the promise of autism acceptance. Autism Acceptance Month was created...

Read More »

Posted in Uncategorized, News, Statement | Comments Off on Acceptance is an Action: ASAN Statement on 10th Anniversary of AAM

New Plain Language COVID-19 Vaccine Videos in English and Spanish

COVID-19 changed the way we live. We do things differently to stay safe from COVID-19. We stay in our homes a lot. We have to wear masks when we go out. It can be harder to get the services we need. How will things get back to normal? The...

Read More »

Posted in News, Publications | Comments Off on New Plain Language COVID-19 Vaccine Videos in English and Spanish

A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Managed Long-Term Supports and Services

Many people with disabilities rely on long-term supports and services (LTSS)—like job coaches, transportation help, and in-home helpers—to live independently. Managed care is one of the ways that states can run their LTSS programs. When it’s done right, managed LTSS can help people move out of institutions and get...

Read More »

Posted in News, Publications | Comments Off on A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Managed Long-Term Supports and Services

Learn how colleges can help autistic students succeed with our new white paper!

More and more autistic students are entering higher education, but they often face barriers to success, with a lower graduation rate than non-disabled students. Some colleges have created programs for autistic students in order to address these barriers — but these programs vary widely, and are often created without...

Read More »

Posted in News, Publications | Comments Off on Learn how colleges can help autistic students succeed with our new white paper!

More information