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ASAN seeks to ensure meaningful involvement of Autistic self-advocates in making policy at all levels. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Call for Submissions: Tell us about getting the COVID-19 vaccine!

ASAN is asking for videos of self-advocates talking about getting the COVID-19 vaccine! 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...

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Your vote is your voice! Make sure you’re registered today!

It’s National Disability Voter Registration Week! Everything from education funding to curb cuts to health care is affected by public policies, and voting is a hugely important way to have a say in those policies. That’s why it’s so important that all people with disabilities make our voices heard...

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Before You Donate to Autism Speaks, Consider the Facts

Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families....

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Before You Donate to Autism Speaks, Consider the Facts

Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families....

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ASAN Letters on NQF Person-Centered Planning Panel

Letter to ACL Administrator Download this letter as a PDF here. Dear Assistant Secretary Robertson, We are writing to you again in follow up to a coalition letter sent to you on May 2nd, 2019, as well as public comments submitted by ASAN on April 29th, 2019, regarding the...

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Before You Donate to Autism Speaks, Consider the Facts

Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families....

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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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Are you registered to vote?

TODAY is the last day to register to vote in many states, and many more close THIS WEEK. You may still have time — check out https://vote.gov/ to find out how to get registered. If you need help getting a Voter ID due to new regulations, check out VoteRiders....

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Before You Donate to Autism Speaks, Consider the Facts

Very little money donated to Autism Speaks goes toward helping autistic people and families....

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ACTION ALERT: Here’s what YOU can do to stop the ACA repeal

Now is the time to act. Last week, ASAN stood with disabled protesters who staged a die-in in the nation’s capital, underscoring the message that if the Senate’s ACA repeal bill is passed, people will die as a direct result. If this bill passes, hundreds of billions of dollars...

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