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Remarks from Zoe Gross at Disability Day of Mourning 2019

A study came out back in December that got some press this week. The headlines were something like “Autistic children are more likely to be abused.” This isn’t new information – if you work in the field of disability, you should know that disabled people are disproportionately likely to...

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Disability Rights Statement On The Deaths At Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

As people with disabilities and loved ones of people with disabilities, as disability rights advocates, and as human beings, we are horrified by the deliberate neglect which led to the deaths of eleven children last fall at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, an institution for medically fragile...

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ASAN, 243 Other Orgs Urge FDA to #StopTheShock

This letter is available as a PDF here. March 6th, 2019 Alex M. Azar II Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Scott GottliebCommissionerFood and Drug Administration John Michael Mulvaney Director Office of Management and Budget Sent via electronic mail Re:  FDA proposed rule banning electrical stimulation devices...

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ASAN Comments on HIPAA Privacy Rule

February 11, 2018 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights Attention: RFI, RIN 0945-AA00Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 509F 200 Independence Avenue SWWashington, DC 20201 Re: Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights RIN 0945-AA00, Docket HHS-OCR-0945-AA00, “Request for Information on Modifying...

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ASAN Comments on Proposed Public Charge Rule

You can download our comments as a PDF here. December 10, 2018 Samantha DeshommesChief, Regulatory Coordination Division, Office of Policy and StrategyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration ServicesDepartment of Homeland Security20 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20529-2140 Re: DHS Docket No. USCIS-2010-0012, Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds (published October 10, 2018;...

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Liz Weintraub’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018

Hello, my name is Liz Weintraub. Isn’t ASAN doing an awesome job? Congratulations on being around for 12 years. Before I begin my remarks, let me add my congratulations to all of tonight’s award winners. When Julia and Zoe asked me to talk about leadership, I thought about how...

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Julia Bascom’s Speech at ASAN Gala 2018

Hello! Hello, and thank you all so much for being here. How’s everyone doing? Great. Great, that’s good. I’m so glad to see you all here. I’d like to thank our sponsors for so generously helping ASAN pull this event together and do the work that needs doing year-round,...

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DJ Savarese’s Speech for ASAN Gala 2018

Thank you for this award. I’m grateful to be among us tonight.  I’m grateful we are gathered here tonight to celebrate our people. It’s not often that so many of us are able to gather together in the same room to celebrate our neurodiversity, but when we do there’s...

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ASAN Praises Introduction of Keeping All Students Safe Act

ASAN applauds Congress for the introduction of the Keeping All Students Safe Act (KASSA). If passed, the Keeping All Students Safe Act would be the first federal law to limit the use of restraints and seclusion on children with disabilities. ASAN strongly supports the swift passage of this crucial...

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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 otherprograms,  now is the time to  #GetCovered!...

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