Autistic Self Advocacy Network
All too often, people with disabilities are told we aren’t worth investing in—but we know that our community deserves the supports and services we need to live safely in our communities.
Last month, President Biden confirmed his support for the largest federal investment yet to expand home- and community-based services (HCBS). HCBS funding has a direct impact on the disability community throughout the entire country—the Senate must not negotiate away this critical investment!
If you’ve ever thought about reaching out to your Senators about HCBS, this is the moment to do so. Make a call today to speak up, make some noise, and get this funding past the finish line! … Read More & Take Action >>
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) applauds the House of Representatives’ introduction of the Health Equity and Accountability Act (HEAA), a bill which takes important steps that improve the fairness of our health care system for people with disabilities and people of color. For too long, people with disabilities and people of color – and especially people of color with disabilities – have faced tremendous systemic barriers to accessing health care. HEAA invests federal dollars in a wide range of policy solutions to address these barriers. … Read More >>
Autistic Self Advocacy Network Re: USCIS-2021-0013, “Public Charge Ground of Inadmissibility”
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments to DHS on their proposed rule on how they will determine whether or not an immigrant is “likely at any time,” under Section 212(a)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), to become a public charge.
ASAN strongly supports the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s intent to craft public charge regulations that do not discriminate against immigrants with disabilities to the extent possible under the law and therefore provides recommendations. … Read More >>