New Affordable Care Act Resource from ASAN

As implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) continues, many in the disability community have questions about how the ACA will impact them. Thanks to the generous support of the Special Hope Foundation, Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) has produced a new policy brief that aims to answer many questions individuals in the disability community may have.¬†The Affordable Care Act and the I/DD Community: An Overview of the Law and Advocacy Priorities Going Forward, provides a summary of relevant provisions of the ACA and analyzes opportunities for advocates to enhance the impact of the law’s implementation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network Investigating Employer Personality Tests

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network is investigating employers’ use of personality tests to screen job applicants as part of applications for employment and the broader hiring process. These tests may unfairly screen out qualified Autistic applicants and those with other hidden disabilities through the use of subjective questions unrelated to job performance.

If you live in the United States and have recently been turned down for a job that used personality tests as part of the application process, please contact Samantha Crane at samanthac@bazelon.org and Melody Latimer at mlatimer@autisticadvocacy.org.  Please include the name of the employer, the approximate date on which you applied for the job, and any additional information you feel may be relevant.