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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.

Fighting Discrimination in COVID-19 Treatment

People with disabilities know our lives are worth living — but time and time again, we have had to fight to get this message across to those in power. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. A number of states have made COVID-19 plans that direct medical professionals to...

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ASAN Comments on DOT’s Proposed Rule on Service Animals and Air Travel

These comments are available as a PDF here. April 6, 2020 Docket Management Facility U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, West Building Ground Floor, Room W12–140 Washington, DC 20590–0001 ASAN Comments Re: “Traveling by Air with Service Animals,” Docket No. DOT–OST–2018–0068, RIN No. 2105–AE63 The Autistic...

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Update: White House Fails Autistic Community For 4th Year In A Row

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns the White House’s participation in Autism Speaks’ “Light It Up Blue” campaign again this year. Autistic people deserve a government that shows us through their actions that autistic people are listened to, supported, and accepted. Instead, the White House continues to take the...

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Fighting For The Disability Community During COVID-19

Dear friends, Our thoughts are with all of you during this difficult and uncertain time. For many people with disabilities, the coronavirus pandemic is an especially serious threat, not only to our health, but to the services and supports that we depend on. Many of us are isolated right...

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Congress must do more for disability community re: COVID-19

Congress has voted on a third bill to address the impact of COVID-19. The $2 trillion bill includes some small pieces for people with disabilities, but fails to recognize the full needs of our community. People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19; not only by the virus itself,...

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ASAN & Partners Challenge WA’s Discriminatory COVID-19 Plan

SEATTLE – As COVID-19 cases increase, the experience in other countries and predictions of U.S. health officials is that there will not be enough acute care services or equipment, such as ventilators, to meet the demand of patients with the virus who require intensive treatment.  Health care professionals in...

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ASAN Comments on Proposed Fair Housing Rule

This letter is available as a PDF here. March 16, 2020 Regulations Division, Office of General CounselDepartment of Housing and Urban Development451 7th Street SW, Room 10276Washington, DC 20410-0500 ASAN Comments Re: HUD-2020-0011, RIN 2577-AA97, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing”  The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)1The Autistic Self Advocacy Network...

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ASAN Responds To President’s FY2021 Budget Request

Summary For the fourth year in a row, ASAN opposes the President’s annual budget request. This cruel proposal would once again make deep cuts to vital programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), eliminate critical housing supports, cut spending on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA)...

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Find your local Day of Mourning vigil site

In the past five years, over 600 people with disabilities have been murdered by their parents, relatives or caregivers. On Sunday 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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Job Opening: Programs & Publications Assistant

The Programs & Publications Assistant provides support to ASAN’s Operations team in event planning and in publication formatting. They will work closely with ASAN’s Operations Manager and Digital & Print Media Coordinator. The job is a salaried position paying $50,000/year with comprehensive health insurance and three weeks of paid...

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