Samantha Crane

Samantha Crane is Legal Director and Director of Public Policy at the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. Her work focuses on promoting full inclusion of people with disabilities in the community, promoting self-determination, and combating stigma. She is the author of the first model legislation for supported decision-making in the United States and has consulted with advocates across the country on promoting supported decision-making in their state. She has also written numerous resources on the rights of people with developmental disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Act, and other laws affecting disability rights. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Samantha previously served as staff attorney at the Bazelon Center of Mental Health Law, enforcing the right to community integration as established by the Supreme Court in Olmstead v. L.C., and as an associate at the litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart, & Sullivan, L.L.P.

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