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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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ASAN Condemns Block Grant Proposal

The Trump Administration has given states the green light to apply for Medicaid block grants. Allowing states to change their Medicaid funding to block grants is almost certainly illegal, and will mean deep cuts to the Medicaid program in any state that applies. ASAN condemns this decision in the...

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? Join the National Call-In Day for Permanent MFP Reauthorization! ?

More people with disabilities are living in our communities than ever before – but many people who want access to their communities remain trapped in institutions. Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a federally funded program that has helped over 91,000 people with disabilities move out of institutions and...

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Autistic Elected Official Sues Enfield, CT, Board of Education

This press release is available as a PDF here. One of the first openly autistic people to run for, and be elected to, public office, says she has had to sue her school board for discrimination.  Sarah Selvaggi-Hernandez, an elected member of the Enfield Board of Education, filed suit...

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Julia Bascom’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Hello everyone! Hi! Thank you all so much for being here–it’s great to see so many folks gathered together to celebrate self-advocacy. My heart really needed this. I want to make sure and thank our sponsors for making this night possible, particularly our Gold sponsors, Anthem and Paramount. Thank...

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