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๐Ÿ  Action Alert: Make HCBS a priority! #CareCantWait ๐Ÿ 

For months, weโ€™ve been calling on Congress to pass a COVID-19 relief bill that includes robust funding for home- and community-based services (HCBS). During the COVID-19 pandemic, community services are more crucial than ever. Underfunding HCBS can leave people with disabilities on years-long waiting lists for vital services โ€”...

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ASAN Releases Easy Read Toolkit about the HCBS Settings Rule

The Home and Community-Based Services Settings Rule, or HCBS Settings Rule, allows people with disabilities to access resources we need to live in the community. Learning about the rule is an important part of understanding our rights. Thatโ€™s why weโ€™re excited to announce a new plain language toolkit, all...

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NEW Toolkits on Community Living & Accessibility!

In May of 2018, the Community Living Policy Center (CLPC) asked ASAN to hold a self-advocate summit about community living. At the summit, autistic people talk about what living in the community means to us, and how we can help more people live in the community....

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ASAN Comments on Proposed Person-Centered Planning Panel

These comments are available as a PDF here. April 26, 2019 Administration for Community Living (ACL) VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL โ€“ Autistic Self Advocacy Network Re: Proposed Roster for Person-Centered Planning Panel The Autistic Self Advocacy Network appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed roster for the...

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New Resource: Roadmap To Transition

ASAN partnered with the Family Network on Disabilities to produce Roadmap to Transition: A Handbook for Autistic Youth Transitioning to Adulthood. This plain language handbook was created to help young autistic people understand and plan for their transition to adult life....

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Segregated Farmsteads in Arizona Aren’t “Community-Based”

Yesterday, ASAN wrote a letter to Arizona’s Medicaid agency urging it not to classify segregated “farmsteads” as community-based settings. Unlike traditional farms, autism-specific farmsteads are segregated, disability-specific settings where people work for less than minimum wage, and where people have few or no opportunities to work side by side...

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CPSD: Wisconsin Long-Term Care Letter

This letter is available as a PDF here. Senator Darling Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair State Capitol, Room 317 East Madison, WI 53707 Representative Nygren Joint Finance Committee Co-Chair State Capitol, Room 309 East Madison, WI 53708 Dear Sen. Darling, Rep. Nygren, and members of the Joint Finance Committee; On...

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ASAN Letter to House Appropriations on HHS & HCBS

To:ย ย ย ย ย  U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health & Human Services, Education and Related Agencies I am writing on behalf of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to support continued appropriations to support Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) and community integration-related activities. ASAN is the leading...

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Action Alert: Send Comments Now on Community Services in California

Dear friends, The federal government has announced a new rule that will make sure that Medicaid-funded home and community-based services are actually in the community. Home and community based services help people with disabilities get the supports and services they need to live, work, and stay in their own...

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