Community Living

People with disabilities don’t want to live in separate places built for us. We want to live with everyone else! Community living means living in the same places as people without disabilities. A community can be a neighborhood, town, or city. It can be any place where disabled and non-disabled people both live. Community living also means getting to make our own choices about our lives. If we are living in the community, we can choose who we hang out with, how we live, and where we work. The places we work will give us competitive integrated employment where we work alongside people without disabilities for fair wages – or, to put it another way, real work for real pay.

Read more about community living, institutions, and key laws you should know here.

Read more about real work for real pay, key laws, and our work on employment here.

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🎢 ASAN August Update 🎢

ASAN August Newsletter Dear friend, Just like a rollercoaster, the quintessential summer fun, advocacy has its highs and lows, twists and turns. While we may not be as fun as an amusement park, here are some updates on the advocacy work we took on this month. We were disappointed when, despite sustained advocacy by our…

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Congress Leaves Disability Community Priorities Out of Inflation Reduction Act

ASAN is deeply disappointed by the Inflation Reduction Act. While the bill contains some small investments that will tangentially benefit the disability community, almost every disability-related policy from the Build Back Better Act was stripped out. This was not due to lack of heroic grassroots advocacy; the disability community made our voice heard loud and…

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🏖️ ASAN July Update 🏖️

ASAN July Newsletter Dear friend, As Disability Pride Month, July is always both a celebration and a reminder. We commemorated the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a landmark civil rights bill for the disability community. We were also reminded of how far we still have to go to achieve true equality, safety…

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