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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.

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:...

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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...

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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”...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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ASAN Welcomes Discussion Draft of HCBS Access Act

A one-pager about the The Home and Community-Based Services Access Act can be found as a PDF here. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), The Arc of the United States, The Center for Public Representation, the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), and the Epilepsy Foundation commend Senators Brown, Hassan,...

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ASAN Welcomes Congressional Action for Disability Community

This statement is available as a PDF here. ASAN is relieved to see that, after a year of relentless advocacy by the disability community, Congress has finally begun to address the needs of people with disabilities in the latest COVID-relief package. At long last, the Senate has approved a...

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