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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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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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Coalition Demands a Full Pardon for Neli Latson

View this statement as a PDF here. WASHINGTON – Neli Latson should be a free man. Instead, he’s faced a decade of unjust prosecution and abuse in a criminal justice system where, as a young Black man with disabilities, he’s experienced the disastrous combination of systemic racism and ableism. ...

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Action Alert: Disability Policy Call-ins on COVID Relief and Police Violence

Thirty years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we are still struggling to build a world in which all people with disabilities can live safely and freely in our communities. Some of our community members are facing dangerous losses to their home- and community-based services, leaving...

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ASAN Joins Partners in Petition for Improved COVID-19 Response in Congregate Settings

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ASAN Opposes Unjust Changes to ACA Regulations

June 12th, 2020 The Autistic Self Advocacy Network strongly opposes a final regulation that would undermine  basic health care protections for LGBTQ people and people with disabilities. The new rule changes regulations implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In the midst of a pandemic and on...

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Our New Plain-Language Resource on Police Violence

Standing against anti-Black police violence is a critical part of fighting for disability rights. With protests against police violence going on all over the country, we wanted to provide an accessible resource for learning about what is happening — and how all of us can help create change. Our...

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Autistic Self Advocacy Network Re: Person Centered Planning and Practice Project Final Report

May 15, 2020 This document is available as a PDF here. Administration for Community Living (ACL) VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL – pcplanning@qualityforum.org Autistic Self Advocacy Network Re: Person Centered Planning and Practice Project Final Report Question 1: Do you have any suggested changes to the person-centered planning and practice measure...

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Track COVID-19 outbreaks in institutions with our new tool

It’s critical that we understand how many people we are losing as COVID-19 spreads through institutions — but some states aren’t reporting numbers of COVID-19 infections and deaths in congregate settings, and the federal government isn’t keeping track. We made the COVID-19 case tracker to do what no one...

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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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