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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.

Disability Community Joint Letter on ICE Forced Sterilizations

This document is available as a PDF here. September 24, 2020  The Honorable Chad F. Wolf Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528  Kenneth CuccinelliSenior Official Performing the Duties of the DirectorU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue, NWWashington, D.C. 20529 The Honorable Joseph V. Cuffari Inspector GeneralDepartment...

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Got questions about voting? We’ve got answers!

Check your voter registration, get registered, request an absentee ballot, and learn more about your ballot by visiting our Voter Information Center!...

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Register for ASAN’s 2020 Gala!

Join us for a special virtual celebration and fundraising event from Thursday, November 12 through Sunday, November 15th. We’re so excited to share the gala with disability community members and allies from across the country and around the world, who usually wouldn’t be able to attend in-person. Our virtual...

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ASAN Comments on Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine

This document can be found as a PDF here. September 4, 2020 Committee on Equitable Allocation of Vaccine for the Novel Coronavirus National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 500 5th St NW Washington, DC 20001  Autistic Self Advocacy Network Comments on Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for...

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Action Alert: HCBS at risk — call and email NOW to save critical community services!

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been calling on our Senators to protect the disability community and pass a COVID-19 relief bill that includes emergency funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS). Now, we are hearing that the upcoming Senate bill will not include funding for HCBS. This is...

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Celebrate #ADA30 with Our New Toolkit!

In 2020, we’re celebrating the 30th anniversary of the ADA becoming the law of the land. As part of our #ADA30 celebrations, we’re pleased to announce our new plain-language resource, “A Self-Advocate’s Guide to the Americans with Disabilities Act.”...

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COVID-19 Hotspots Crisis Standard of Care Plans Challenged

COVID-19 Hotspots Arizona and Texas Crisis Standard of Care Plans Challenged by State and National Groups in Federal Complaints  This document is available as a PDF here. A coalition of state and national disability and civil rights advocacy groups have filed complaints with the U.S. Department of Health and...

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ASAN Condemns HCBS Settings Rule Delay

ASAN condemns the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for their continued delay of the HCBS Settings Rule. The Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule, or HCBS Settings Rule for short, would help people with disabilities exercise our right to live in the community. This rule, which was originally...

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We’re launching our new membership program!

As part of our #ADA30 celebration, we’re rolling out a new membership system to support our advocacy work!...

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ASAN & AWN Call for Relief for Matthew Rushin

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network and the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network have filed a joint statement of concern with the Governor of Virginia regarding the Matthew Rushin case. We urge the Governor to review Mr. Rushin’s case, provide relief, and pursue systemic reforms to end mass incarceration in...

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