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  • North Dakota becomes 48th state to require autism insurance coverage July 11, 2018
    North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced that all state-regulated plans that have mental health coverage will be required to cover treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). July 11, 2018 This morning, North Dakota became the 48th state to require autism insurance coverage. North Dakota Insurance Commissioner Jon Godfread announced that all state-regulated plans that […]
    alexandra.smith
  • Bill passed to delay implementation of Electronic Visit Verification July 5, 2018
    Autism Speaks supported legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and ensure states protect beneficiaries and providers. July 05, 2018 Autism Speaks supported legislation recently passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) and […]
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  • 19th Anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead Decision June 21, 2018
    On June 22, 2018, we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which effectively recognized the right of people with disabilities to live, work, and participate in their communities. June 21, 2018 On June 22, 2018, we celebrate the 19th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision. In the 1999 case, Olmstead v. L.C., the Court […]
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  • Georgia autism insurance mandate expanded to age twenty May 8, 2018
    Governor Deal has signed SB 118, which amends Ava's Law by increasing the limits on the coverage of applied behavior analysis to individuals age twenty and under up to $35,000 per year. May 08, 2018 Governor Deal has signed Senate Bill 118, which amends Ava's Law by increasing the limits on the coverage of applied […]
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  • Congressional Briefing on Law Enforcement Interactions with the Autism May 1, 2018
    On Thursday, April 26th, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research and Education to highlight challenges and opportunities to improve law enforcement interactions with the autism community. May 01, 2018 On Thursday, April 26th, Autism Speaks hosted a briefing in coordination with the Congressional Coalition on Autism Research […]
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  • Autism advocates gather in D.C. for 2018 Congressional Hill Day May 1, 2018
    On April 25th, advocates gathered in Washington D.C. for Autism Speaks’ annual Congressional Hill Day. Attendees visited all 535 congressional offices sharing information about autism-specific policy issues, and specific members of Congress were awarded for their leadership and championship of autism legislation. May 01, 2018 Each year, Autism Speaks hosts a Hill Day and Congressional […]
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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 […]
    alexandra.smith
  • 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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  • DNAstack and Autism Speaks® Announce Collaboration June 25, 2018
    Collaboration to Accelerate Scientific Discovery on One of the World’s Largest Autism Genome Databases Collaboration to Accelerate Scientific Discovery on One of the World’s Largest Autism Genome Databases June 25, 2018 TORONTO and NEW YORK (June 25, 2018) ⎯ DNAstack, a software company that develops a cloud-based platform to manage, analyze and search genomic datasets, […]
    Felipe Maya
  • Ready, Willing and Able to Work: How Small Businesses Empower People with Autism May 9, 2018
    On Capitol Hill, Autism Speaks CEO highlights progress and calls for improvements in transition to adulthood May 09, 2018 WASHINGTON (May 9, 2018) – Testifying today before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Small Business, Autism Speaks President and CEO Angela Geiger addressed an area of great importance to many in the autism community: […]
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  • GameStop and Autism Speaks launch NXT Gen Coders program April 27, 2018
    GameStop raising funds to increase employment opportunities within autism community through its third annual in-store autism awareness campaign GameStop raising funds to increase employment opportunities within autism community through its third annual in-store autism awareness campaign April 30, 2018 It is estimated that by 2020, there will be more than one million open jobs in […]
    Andrew Leonard
  • 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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