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  • Alabama Governor signs autism insurance reform bill May 23, 2017
    Autism Speaks joins the Autism Society of Alabama in applauding Governor Kay Ivey for signing into law House Bill 284, which requires certain health benefit plans to cover medically necessary treatment for autism, including applied behavior analysis (ABA). May 23, 2017 Autism Speaks joins the Autism Society of Alabama in applauding Governor Kay Ivey for […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Bipartisan legislation introduced to enhance ABLE accounts April 5, 2017
    Nineteen states currently offer ABLE accounts, which allow individuals to save for short- and long-term disability-related expenses on a tax-favored basis. April 05, 2017 New legislation was introduced late yesterday in Congress to enhance Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) accounts. Nineteen states currently offer ABLE accounts, which allow individuals to save for short- and […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Autism Speaks Applauds Endrew F. v. Douglas SCOTUS ruling March 22, 2017
    In Endrew, the Court grapples with what level of services are due students with special needs. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), all students must have access to a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. March 22, 2017 “This decision is a victory for students on the autism spectrum. It […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • Autism Speaks legislative wins in 2016 December 22, 2016
    The Autism Speaks Advocacy team and grassroots advocates across the country are hard at work in Washington and across the country pushing public policies that will directly impact the lives of all American children and adults with autism. October 04, 2016 Empowering Science and Research The year started strong as Autism Speaks successfully advocated for […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • President Obama signs landmark biomedical innovations legislation December 14, 2016
    Bipartisan bill aims to accelerate medical innovation, including development of personalized medicines that could benefit those with autism President Barack Obama on Tuesday signed the landmark biomedical innovations bill known as the 21st Century Cures Act to increase funding of the National Institutes of Health, modernize clinical trials and accelerate the rate of innovations, including […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • Ohio becomes the 45th state to pass autism insurance reform December 13, 2016
    UPDATE: Governor Kasich has signed HB 463 making Ohio the 45th state to enact autism insurance reform On the final night of a two-year session, the Ohio legislature passed HB 463, which included a provision that will bring autism insurance coverage to thousands of Ohio families impacted by autism. December 13, 2016 On the final […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • U.S. Senate approves landmark biomedical innovations legislation December 7, 2016
    Already approved by the U.S. House, the bill heads to President Obama’s desk The U.S. Senate passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 94-5. The legislation outlines provisions to increase funding of the National Institutes of Health, modernize clinical trials, and accelerate the rate of innovations, including […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • U.S. House passes biomedical innovations legislation December 2, 2016
    The landmark bill now heads to the U.S. Senate The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act by a vote of 392-26. December 02, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed biomedical innovations legislation known as the 21st Century Cures Act […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • Experts and advocates gather for 2016 Autism Law Summit October 19, 2016
    The Autism Law Summit is a gathering of parent advocates, individuals with autism, autism service providers, lawyers, lobbyists and legislators from across the United States who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders related to health insurance, Medicaid and transition to adulthood. October 19, 2016 The Autism Law Summit is a […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith
  • Your voice counts: National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 27th September 27, 2016
    Voting is a fundamental right shared by all Americans. Up until the 1990s with the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), many individuals with disabilities were excluded from the voting process, a cornerstone of American democracy. September 27, 2016 Voting is a fundamental right shared by all Americans. Up until the 1990s with […]
    Nicholas.Galbraith

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  • Bob’s Discount Furniture Celebrates 4th Year with Autism Speaks June 9, 2017
    Furniture retailer continues to expand relationship with non-profit organization Over the past four years, Bob’s has contributed $350,000 to Autism Speaks through sponsorships, Café Collections for a Cause, and gift card donations. Bob’s has pledged over $125,000 this year alone. June 09, 2017 MANCHESTER, Conn. – June XX, 2017 –Bob’s Discount Furniture, the leading furniture […]
    Sam Shaughnessy
  • Broadway stars come together for autism benefit concert May 25, 2017
    On June 19, 2017, the Broadway community will come together for a fantastic one-night-only performance, "Arts for Autism," at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit Autism Speaks! May 22, 2017 On June 19, 2017 at 7:30pm, the Broadway community will come together for a fantastic one-night-only performance, "Arts for Autism," at Broadway's Gershwin Theatre to benefit […]
  • Autism Speaks Special Needs Financial Planner app launches May 23, 2017
    This first-of-its-kind app just hit the Apple and Google stores. May 23, 2017 Through a partnership with SunTrust Foundation, Autism Speaks is proud to launch the free Autism Speaks Special Needs Financial Planner app for iPhone and Android devices. This first-of-its-kind app just hit the Apple and Google stores. The Autism Speaks Financial Planner app […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Lebanon closes out World Autism Month with Presidential Ceremony April 27, 2017
    Lebanon's President and First Lady will hold a special ceremony to mark the end of World Autism Month on Facebook Live. April 27, 2017 Lebanon landmarks joined the Light It Up Blue campaign and to mark the end of the World Autism Month, the President of the Lebanese Republic General Michel Aoun and the First […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Autism Speaks celebrates National Volunteer Week April 24, 2017
    In commemoration of National Volunteer Week, Autism Speaks would like to thank the incredible families and friends who have supported us throughout the years. April 24, 2017 In commemoration of National Volunteer Week, Autism Speaks would like to thank the incredible families and friends who have supported us throughout the years. We could not have […]
    Felipe Maya
  • New York State votes to release $1 billion for supportive housing April 20, 2017
    New York State Assembly Social Services Chair Andrew Hevesi (A.D. 28) announced on April 10 the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate voted to release $1 billion for the development of supportive housing in the next five years. Supportive housing is especially helpful for people living with disabilities such as autism. April […]
    Ali Watters
  • Home of the Cleveland Browns goes blue for World Autism Month April 12, 2017
    FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland, Ohio went blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2017. April 12, 2017 FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Cleveland Browns, in Cleveland, Ohio went blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day and Light It […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Julia debuts on Sesame Street episode about autism acceptance April 10, 2017
    Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO. April 10, 2017 Sesame Street debuted their newest muppet, Julia, on HBO on April 10, 2017. Julia made headlines earlier in the yar for being the first Sesame Street muppet with autism. Watch Julia's introduction from the episode in the video above.  Julia is part of […]
    Felipe Maya
  • New York Red Bulls Light It Up Blue for World Autism Month April 7, 2017
    Red Bull Arena, home of the New York Red Bulls, went blue this year in honor of World Autism Awareness Day on Sunday, April 2 and Light It Up Blue. April 07, 2017   Red Bull Arena, home of the New York Red Bulls, went blue this year in honor of World Autism Awareness Day […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Julia, Sesame Street muppet with autism, prepares for TV debut April 5, 2017
    Sesame Street's newest muppet, Julia, met autism advocates and the press at an event held at the Capitol and hosted by actress Holly Robinson Peete. April 05, 2017 Sesame Street's newest muppet, Julia, met autism advocates and the press at an event held at the Capitol and hosted by actress Holly Robinson Peete. Julia made […]
    Felipe Maya

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