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Dora Raymaker’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Thank you so much to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network for honoring me and my work with the Academic Autism Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education. But thank you even more for being part of that “partnership” piece of AASPIRE. Our histories have grown up together over the past...

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John Marble’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

Hi, welcome. I am going to do, a few informational or housekeeping announcements. And then I will explain, who this strange person before you is, and do a more official welcoming as we get into it. You should know, first of all, if you have not been here before:...

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Alice Wong’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2019

I’d like to thank ASAN for inviting me to speak tonight. This...

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ACTION ALERT: National Call-In Day for #ABLEAgeNow

For the past 5 years, ABLE accounts have helped people with disabilities across the country save money without jeopardizing access to Medicaid home and community-based services and other federal supports they need to live in their communities. Unfortunately, millions of people with disabilities aren’t eligible for ABLE accounts because...

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ASAN Opposes Nomination of Steven Menashi

This letter is available as a PDF here. October 31, 2019 Hon. Lindsey Graham Chairman Senate Judiciary Committee224 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510 Hon. Dianne FeinsteinRanking Member Senate Judiciary Committee152 Dirksen Senate Office Bldg.Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Graham and Ranking Member Feinstein, The undersigned national disability rights...

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It’s time to get health insurance

Open Enrollment has begun! Open Enrollment is the time every year when people can apply for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at www.healthcare.gov. If you do not have health insurance through your job, and cannot get insurance through Medicaid or other programs, now is the time to...

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ASAN Opposes Proposed Changes to Section 1557

August 13, 2019 Department of Health and Human ServicesOffice for Civil RightsAttention: Section 1557 NPRM, RIN 0945-AA11 Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F200 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20201 ASAN Comments Re: Proposed Rule, “Nondiscrimination in Health and Health Education Programs or Activities” (published June 14, 2019; 84 FR 27846,...

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ASAN Condemns Finalization of the “Public Charge” Rule

ASAN condemns the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) finalization of the “Public Charge” rule, which discriminates against immigrants who need public benefits to survive. Under this new rule, any immigrants who receive or could receive public benefits, such as Medicaid or SNAP, or who have medical conditions requiring “extensive...

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ASAN Denounces President’s Remarks on Mental Health

This past weekend, mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio killed at least 30 people and injured over 50 more. These mass shootings, the 16th and 17th in the United States this year this year, took place amidst a continued crisis of white supremacism in the US;...

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ASAN Praises House Passage of Raise the Wage Act

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds the passage of the Raise the Wage Act in the House of Representatives. This bill would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour and end the discriminatory practice of legally paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage. ASAN supports legislation...

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