‘No One Is Coming’: Hospice Patients Abandoned At Death’s Door

By JoNel Aleccia and Melissa Bailey Photos by Heidi de Marco WASILLA, Alaska — As her husband lay moaning in pain from the cancer riddling his body, Patricia Martin searched frantically through his medical bag, looking for a syringe. She had already called the hospice twice, demanding liquid methadone to ease the agony of Dr. …

Press Release | The Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s 11th Anniversary Gala is coming up

  Wednesday November 15, 2017 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at our new event venue: The Hamilton 600 14th Street NW Washington, DC 20005 Join us for our annual celebration and fundraising event at The Hamilton in Washington, DC. Dinner and dessert will be served and a reception will precede dinner. Proceeds will support our advocacy …

ASAN Releases Easy Read Toolkit on Getting Through to your Elected Officials

In February, we announced the release of our plain language toolkit, “They Work For Us: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Getting Through to your Elected Officials.” Now, we’re pleased to share our newly-created Easy Read version of this toolkit. The Easy Read Edition uses pictures along with text, and has more white space. It’s written in easy-to-understand language and …

ACA repeal is back – and so are we | ASAN

The Senate is at it again, trying to rush through disastrous legislation to take our health care away. The Graham-Cassidy bill introduced this week will have the same devastating effects as the repeal bills we’ve been beating back all year. It will slash Medicaid funding, leave millions without health insurance, and allow insurance companies to deny you …

You got their attention – now’s the time to speak up | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

In the last few months, we showed Congress just how powerful our voices are. Now that we have their attention, it’s important that we keep speaking out on issues that affect us – whether it’s healthcare, education, or another policy issue. Right now, our Senators and Representatives are in their home states on a recess …