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Our civil rights are on the line RIGHT NOW – we need your calls!

In 1990, the ADA gave people with disabilities the legal right to access in our communities. 28 years later, businesses are still trying to avoid their responsibility to their disabled customers by lobbying for a bill called HR 620. This bill would erode our protections under the ADA and...

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Tell Congress: don’t delay our civil rights!

Businesses have had 27 years to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the civil rights law which requires businesses to be accessible to people with disabilities. But some of them still want a pass on excluding disabled people. Right now, Members of Congress and corporate lobbyists...

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ASAN Congratulates 2013 Champions of Change

Today at the White House, the disability community came together to celebrate the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. At the celebration, 8 Champions of Change, representing the next generation of leaders in the Disability Rights movement, were named and honored. The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is...

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EEOC Sues Employer for Discriminating Against Autistic Worker

Employer Sued for Refusing to Hire Autistic Worker: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a lawsuit charging an employer with violating the Americans with Disabilities Act by refusing to hire an applicant on the autism spectrum....

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Testimony on ADAAA Proposed Regulations

ASAN President Ari Ne'eman Addresses Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: The regulations proposed to implement the ADA Amendments Act, implemented with a view toward building a culture of civil rights that coincides with the growing recognition of the rights of individuals on the autism spectrum, can be improved to further...

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White House Celebration of Disability Rights

Americans with Disabilities Act Anniversary Celebration: We've posted photos of this White House event, attended by ASAN President Ari Ne'eman, at which President Barack Obama signed a proclamation commemorating the ADA and the rights of people with disabilities....

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