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  • Elected Officials Light It Up Blue for World Autism Month! April 25, 2018
    Public officials at the local, state, and federal level have been "Lighting It Up Blue" throughout April to increase awareness and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders. April 24, 2018 Public officials at the local, state, and federal level have been "Lighting It Up Blue" throughout April to increase awareness and acceptance of autism spectrum disorders. […]
    alexandra.smith
  • Indian Health Service host Autism Awareness Interagency Roundtable April 23, 2018
    Indian Health Service host Autism Awareness Interagency Roundtable featuring Autism Speaks April 23, 2018 On April 2nd, 2018, Autism Speaks celebrated World Autism Awareness Day by joining the Indian Health Service to present the first Autism Awareness Interagency Roundtable. This joint-agency event brought together partners across the agency and department to raise awareness and showcase how each of the respective agencies […]
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  • Idaho becomes the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage! April 3, 2018
    For most locations across the globe, April 2nd, 2018 was a celebration of World Autism Awareness Day proclamations and “Light It Up Blue” recognitions. However, Idaho constituents had another reason to celebrate as Idaho became the 47th state to require autism insurance coverage! April 03, 2018 For most locations across the globe, April 2nd, 2018 […]
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  • How the FY18 appropriations bill benefits the autism community March 27, 2018
    On March 23, 2018, the annual appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2018 was signed into law marking some significant wins for the autism community. The spending package includes what has been called an unprecedented increase to the National Institutes of Health budget as well as the legislative addition of Kevin & Avonte's Law. March 27, […]
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  • Congress passes omnibus appropriations bill March 23, 2018
    Today is an important day for the autism community as Congress passes its annual appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018. March 22, 2018 Today is an important day for the autism community as Congress passes its annual appropriations for Fiscal Year 2018.   First, the package includes what has been called an unprecedented increase to the […]
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  • EMPOWER Care Act introduced to reauthorize Money Follows the Person February 1, 2018
    The bipartisan EMPOWER Care Act (S. 2227) was introduced to extend and improve the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Demonstration Project, benefiting individuals waiting for home and community based services. February 01, 2018   On December 13, the bipartisan EMPOWER Care act (S.2227) was introduced in the Senate by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Maria […]
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  • RAISE Family Caregivers Act is signed into law! January 24, 2018
    On January 22, 2018, the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law by President Donald Trump after having passed the U.S. House on December 18, 2017 and the U.S. Senate on January 8, 2018 with overwhelming support. January 24, 2018 On January 22, 2018, the Recognize, Assist, Include, […]
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  • 2017 Autism Speaks Advocacy Highlights January 23, 2018
    In 2017, Autism Speaks pursued policy initiatives to promote solutions for individuals across the autism spectrum and throughout the lifespan. January 01, 2018     In 2017, Autism Speaks pursued policy initiatives to promote solutions for individuals across the autism spectrum and throughout the lifespan. Through strategic partnerships and the support of the autism community, […]
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  • Mississippi's major health insurers lift age cap for ABA coverage  January 21, 2018
    Last week, 3 major Mississippi health providers entered into a voluntary agreement with the Mississippi Department of Insurance to remove the age cap for coverage of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the Mississippi autism mandate. January 21, 2018 Last week, 3 major Mississippi health providers entered into a voluntary agreement with the Mississippi Department of […]
    alexandra.smith
  • Tennessee Autism Insurance Reform Update January 17, 2018
    After years of advocacy, significant advancements have been made toward meaningful health insurance coverage for individuals with autism in Tennessee. Autism Speaks continues to educate and aid individuals in navigating their insurance plans and seeking coverage for ABA therapy. January 16, 2018   Update on Autism Insurance Reform Efforts in Tennessee  In response to years […]
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  • Autism Speaks elects four dynamic business leaders to its national board April 24, 2018
    New members from eBay, IFC, Nomura and Savor Street Foods bring diverse experience and demonstrate commitment to autism community April 24, 2018 NEW YORK (April 24, 2018) – Autism Speaks, which is dedicated to promoting solutions across the spectrum and throughout the life span for the needs of people with autism and their families, has […]
    Andrew Leonard
  • Lovesac Partners with Autism Speaks April 20, 2018
    Lovesac launches 'Share The Comfort' campaign aimed at enhancing the lives of people affected by autism spectrum disorder April 20, 2018 Lovesac, the Connecticut-based, fast growing home furnishing brand, is partnering with Autism Speaks to increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism, while adding a little extra comfort to their homes. Lovesac’s limited edition “Share the […]
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  • TAO Group Announces Mission for World Autism Awareness April 20, 2018
    April 20, 2018 In honor of World Autism Awareness Month, leading restaurant and nightlife company TAO Group and TAO Cares’ has announced its third annual nationwide effort to support and shed light on a great cause. Throughout the month of April, TAO Group venues across America (New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas) are offering “blue-themed” food and drink items, contributing […]
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  • Dollar General will collect donations through April for Autism Speaks April 20, 2018
    Partnership strengthens communities and furthers Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others April 20, 2018 Throughout April, more than 14,600 Dollar General retail locations across the 44 states it serves plans to collect donations to benefit Autism Speaks (http://www.autismspeaks.org) , the world’s largest autism science and advocacy organization. Customers may donate any amount at the checkout […]
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  • McAlister’s Deli Launches Cookies for a Cause Campaign for Autism April 6, 2018
    McAlister’s Deli Franchisee, The Saxton Group, Launches Cookies for a Cause Campaign in Support of Autism Speaks McAlister’s Deli Franchisee, The Saxton Group, Launches Cookies for a Cause Campaign in Support of Autism Speaks April 06, 2018     The Saxton Group, McAlister’s Deli’s largest franchisee, will kick off the next iteration of its Cookies […]
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  • Joe's Crab Shack Raises Funds for Autism Speaks April 5, 2018
    The public invited to ‘dine out’ in April for World Autism Month to increase understanding and acceptance The public invited to ‘dine out’ in April for World Autism Month to increase understanding and acceptance April 05, 2018 In support of World Autism Month, Joe’s Crab Shack and its Dine Out for Autism program will partner […]
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  • Cellairis to raise funds & awareness for autism in April April 5, 2018
    Cellairis joins Autism Speaks in April to raise funds and increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism April 05, 2018 Cellairis, a leading device repair and accessory company, will partner with Autism Speaks throughout April, World Autism Month, to raise funds and increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. Cellairis will donate a […]
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  • Lokai Launches Split Blue Bracelet to Benefit Autism Speaks April 5, 2018
    Inspiring people with autism spectrum disorder, their families and supporters Inspiring people with autism spectrum disorder, their families and supporters April 05, 2018 Lokai, the socially responsible balance brand representing the importance of finding balance along life’s journey, announced a new split blue bracelet to benefit Autism Speaks® during World Autism Month. Beginning April 2nd,  […]
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  • White Castle to “Light It Up Blue” for 10th Annual Fundraiser April 5, 2018
    During World Autism Month, customers can donate in restaurants and online During World Autism Month, customers can donate in restaurants and online April 05, 2018 White Castle, America’s favorite family-owned hamburger chain for 97 years, announced today the launch of its annual fundraiser for Autism Speaks as part of its philanthropic Castle Shares initiative. This […]
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  • 8 Iconic Buildings in Blue for World Autism Awareness Day April 3, 2018
    For the second year, The White House joined iconic buildings around the globe to #LightItUpBlue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. April 02, 2018 For the second year, The White House joined iconic buildings around the globe to Light It Up Blue on April 2, 2018 in honor of World Autism Awareness […]
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