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New Toolkit: Sharing Your Story for a Political Purpose

Telling your story is a great way to make a difference — and because it’s your story, there’s no one better to tell it! Our stories are powerful political tools, and we can use them to make real change. Hearing a real person talk about a policy problem gives...

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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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Disability Day of Mourning 2021

Day of Mourning Virtual Vigil Our virtual vigil was hosted by ASAN Director of Advocacy Zoe Gross. She delivered remarks and read her piece “Killing Words.” We also heard remarks from partners such as the Arc, the National Disability Rights Network, Alice Wong, and more. We also read the...

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ACTION ALERT: #MedicaidCantWait!

Congress is putting together the next COVID-19 relief package now, and the House of Representatives has already included emergency HCBS funding in their version of the COVID relief package. Now we need the Senate to do the same. ...

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New Easy Read fact sheet on 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 get the services we need. How will things get back to normal?...

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ASAN Condemns Discriminatory Air Travel Regulations

Read our plain language “Know Your Rights” explainer on the new DoT regulation by clicking here. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns the Department of Transportation’s release of new regulations that discriminate against people with disabilities who use support animals while flying. The new rules take away travelers’ right...

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Learn the history of institutions — and where we’re going next — with our new toolkit!

People with disabilities do best when we live in our communities and make our own choices — not when we are put in institutions, separated from everyone else. For decades, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities have been fighting to get out of institutions and back into our communities....

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There’s still time to make your voting plan!

2020 has been stressful to say the least — but making your voting plan doesn’t have to be. In this short email, we’ve got lots of information and resources that make it easy to learn the steps, make your plan, and make your vote count! First, make sure you’re...

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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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