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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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Freddie Mac Seeks Autistic Interns

Freddie Mac, a leading mortgage finance company, is partnering with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network to fill four paid internship opportunities. The ASAN-Freddie Mac Internship Program is an opportunity for recent graduates and current students on the autism spectrum to gain work experience and enter the workforce of a...

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NDLA Letter to the Vice President’s Task Force to Curb Gun Violence

Dear Vice President Biden: On behalf of the National Disability Leadership Alliance (NDLA) and allied organizations, we write to communicate certain recommendations and concerns from the cross-disability community for consideration in your task force’s efforts to curb gun violence. NDLA is a coalition of 14 leading national disability organizations...

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USA Today Writes About Disability Without Disabled People (Again)

by Ari Ne’eman, ASAN President Last May, I and other advocates crashed a party – a twitter party, to be exact. USA Today had put together a live twitter chat with the nation’s “top experts” on autism – a group that notably excluded any actual Autistic people. Unimpressed, the...

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It’s Here! Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking on Amazon!

It’s here! A little less than a year since we started, the Loud Hands Project is proud to unveil our first anthology: Loud Hands: Autistic People, Speaking, now available on Amazon. This is an exciting time for the Loud Hands Project, and we want to share it with you....

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Update on November 29 Autism Hearing

Today, November 29th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on autism. ASAN has closely followed the news and information leading up to this hearing, and we have kept our supporters and members informed. Last week, we expressed our concern that the hearing initially excluded...

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Thank You! Congress Got the Message: Nothing About Us, Without Us!

On November 29th, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will be holding a hearing on autism. Invited witnesses include people from government agencies, parent autism advocacy organizations, AND Autistic self-advocacy organizations. We are pleased to report that the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform staff have...

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ASAN Statement on Upcoming House Autism Hearing

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network issued the following statement today regarding the upcoming House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on autism: “We’re profoundly concerned by the decision by the House Committee on Oversight & Government Reform to convene a hearing on autism next week without the inclusion of...

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Autistics Speaking Day 2012: Reclaiming Voice

by Ari Ne’eman Holidays are funny things – they come around once a year, and remind us of feelings and ideas that we shouldn’t have ever let ourselves forget. Whether it’s Thanksgiving gratitude or July 4th patriotism, we turn to holidays not because the day itself matters, but because...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Federal Disability Hiring Efforts

1. What is the federal government doing to hire more people with disabilities? On July 26th, 2010, the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, President Obama signed Executive Order 13548, instructing the federal government to work to increase the representation of people with disabilities within the federal...

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