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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 […]
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  • 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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  • Advocacy Ambassadors Celebrate a New Year of Opportunities January 11, 2018
    Autism Speaks Volunteer Advocacy Ambassadors reflected on their advocacy and achievements in 2017. As they get to work in a new year of opportunities, they share some of their highlights and thoughts of the last year. January 11, 2018   Last year, Autism Speaks launched the Volunteer Advocacy Ambassador Program to enhance its advocacy efforts […]
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  • 2017 Advocacy Highlights January 2, 2018
    In 2017, Autism Speaks pursued policy initiatives to promote solutions for individuals across the autism spectrum and throughout the lifespan. As we look forward to the success 2018 may bring, we celebrate last year's highlights! January 02, 2018 Happy New Year! As we look forward to the success 2018 may bring, let us celebrate last […]
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  • Senate Passes Kevin and Avonte's Law December 22, 2017
    Before adjourning for the year, the United States Senate passed Kevin and Avonte's Law. Autism Speaks thanks Senator Chuck Grassley and Senator Amy Klobuchar for their leadership on this legislation to safeguard children with autism and developmental disabilities. December 21, 2017 Before adjourning for the year, the United States Senate passed Kevin and Avonte's Law. Kevin and Avonte's […]
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  • Kevin and Avonte's Law reintroduced in Congress November 14, 2017
    Kevin and Avonte's Law would help safeguard children with autism or other developmental disabilities who may wander away from caregivers. Ask your Members of Congress to support this proposed legislation! November 14, 2017 On Thursday, November 2, 2017, Congress reintroduced Kevin and Avonte's Law (S.2070/H.R. 4221), proposed legislation that would help safeguard children with autism […]
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  • Autism Speaks CEO, Angela Geiger meets with Congressional leaders November 13, 2017
    Last week, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger met with Congressional leaders to highlight the importance of autism research. November 13, 2017 Last week, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger met with Congressional leaders including Senator Roy Blunt (MO), House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA-1) and Representative Tom Cole (OK-4) to highlight the importance of autism research. Ms. Geiger thanked Senator […]
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  • Autism Speaks teams up with NCAA basketball coaches and fans for Coaches Powering Forward January 25, 2018
    January 25, 2018 Campaign February 9 through 11 promotes understanding and acceptance of people with autism NEW YORK (January 25, 2018) – Scores of college basketball coaches will wear Autism Speaks blue puzzle-piece pins the weekend of February 9 through 11, when the organization teams up with NCAA Basketball for Autism Speaks Coaches Powering Forward.  […]
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  • Neil Young and friends team up for 5th annual Light Up The Blues Concert to benefit Autism Speaks January 16, 2018
    NEIL YOUNG, STEPHEN STILLS, BURT BACHARACH, JUDY COLLINS, SHERYL CROW, CHRIS STILLS, OLIVER STILLS, BENMONT TENCH, MIKE CAMPBELL, STEVE FERRONE AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS TEAM UP FOR THE 5TH ANNUAL LIGHT UP THE BLUES CONCERT TO BENEFIT AUTISM SPEAKS ON APRIL 21ST AT THE DOLBY THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES January 17, 2018 NEIL YOUNG, STEPHEN […]
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  • Tommy Hilfiger creates clothing line for people with special needs December 22, 2017
    “My family has been affected by autism and the experience has enlightened me to their needs”, Tommy Hilfiger said. December 22, 2017 In Spring 2016, iconic designer Tommy Hilfiger launched an adaptive clothing line for kids with autism and other special needs. That clothing line proved to be so popular that in Fall 2017, Tommy […]
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  • Autism Speaks 2017 Celebrity Chef Gala Brings Together World-Class Chefs For a Cause October 5, 2017
    Autism Speaks Celebrity Chef Gala Will Bring nearly 100 World-Class Chefs to Cipriani Wall Street Tuesday, October 10 Hosted by *NSYNC recording artist Joey Fatone, event raises vital funds for autism research and resources for children and adults October 05, 2017 Hosted by *NSYNC recording artist Joey Fatone, event raises vital funds for autism research and […]
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  • How the Kiehl's and Autism Speaks partnership came about September 22, 2017
    How did this wonderful partnership with Matthew McConaughey come to be? We’d love to know the inside scoop. September 26, 2017 This Q&A is with Cheryl Vitali, Kiehl's Worldwide General Manager and Autism Speaks board member. How did this wonderful partnership with Matthew McConaughey come to be? We’d love to know the inside scoop. Truthfully, it […]
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  • One year later: Remembering Suzanne Wright July 28, 2017
    Today we remember Suzanne’s immeasurable impact and tireless advocacy: at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill, at Autism Speaks Walks nationwide, and in personal letters of support and encouragement. July 29, 2017 On July 29, 2016, Autism Speaks lost its co-founder Suzanne Wright. After a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer, she died at age 69. […]
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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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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  • 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 […]
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