Law & Justice

ASAN works on policies and laws that affect autistic people and people with other disabilities. There are laws that protect our rights as people with disabilities. We work to make sure these laws are enforced fairly and people have their rights respected. But the legal system is often not fair to disabled people, especially disabled people of color. As we fight for our rights, we must also fight to change the way the legal system treats people.


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ASAN Statement on Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C.

This statement is viewable as a PDF here On April 28, the Supreme Court handed down an opinion in a case called Cummings v. Premier Rehab Keller, P.L.L.C., a Rehabilitation Act case. The Rehabilitation Act protects people with disabilities from discrimination by the federal government and agencies that use federal funds. In Cummings v. Premier…

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Action Alert: New York residents, help Stop The Shock!

For years, the disability community has put in the work to close the Judge Rotenberg Center. While much of our focus has been on the national level, there is now critical state-level legislation that would affect the Judge Rotenberg Center. The New York state legislature is introducing a bill that would stop the state from…

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ASAN Comments on “Public Charge Grounds of Inadmissibility”

These comments are available as a PDF here. April 25, 2022Andrew ParkerBranch ChiefResidence and Admissibility BranchResidence and Naturalization DivisionOffice of Policy and StrategyU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, DHS5900 Capital Gateway DriveCamp Springs, MD 20746 Autistic Self Advocacy Network Re: USCIS-2021-0013, “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility”  The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) appreciates the opportunity to…

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