Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

States directed to cover medically necessary treatments

Family Thanks Michael Bublé for Special Message to 6-year-old Fan with Autism

Crooner Michael Bublé showed he is a class act when he sent a a young fan named Griffin a video message. Read the heartfelt "Thank You" note Griffin's family wrote to Michael. 

Thank You Mr. Mayor!

New Rochelle, N.Y. Mayor Noam Bramson posted a blog on his website welcoming a proposed group home for adults with autism despite objections from local residents

On the Road: Fighting for Insurance Coverage In North Carolina

"On The Road For Autism Insurance Reform" looks at one family's fight in a state that helped lead the world in autism research.

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News

Date: June 10, 2014
Autism Speaks 10,000 Genomes Program will use Google Cloud to accelerate advances in autism diagnosis, subtyping and treatment More...
Date: July 09, 2014
Research updates on regression, brain imaging to identify subtypes and more; public comment on wandering, cord clamping and vaccines More...
Date: July 09, 2014
The body of a five-year-old Missouri boy with autism was found in a pond near his home. More...
Date: July 09, 2014
New Rochelle, N.Y. Mayor Welcomes Group Home for Adults with Autism More...
Date: July 09, 2014
Second Circuit says Italian child can stay to avoid "Grave Risk of Harm." Board Member Gary Mayerson filed Amicus Brief in case More...
Date: July 09, 2014
Diane Kruger talks discusses her role as a character with autism on the hit FX show "The Bridge." More...
Date: July 09, 2014
Puzzles Bakery & Cafe is a family ran NY business that hopes to open this summer and hire 20 individuals with autism and special needs. More...
Date: July 08, 2014
States directed to cover medically necessary treatments More...
Date: July 08, 2014
Feds issue first state-by-state guide on services, insurance, Medicaid More...

Research

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Official Blog Posts

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Researchers funded by Autism Speaks share findings, seek participants for study of infants in families affected by autism More...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"He has said to me several times that the kids and I saved HIS life, but in a lot of ways I think we saved each other’s." More...
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
"On The Road For Autism Insurance Reform" looks at the reform fight in a state that helped lead the world in autism research. More...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Singer Michael Bublé showed he is a class act when he sent a fan named Griffin an amazing video More...
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
In this post, Denise Resnik discusses her son Matt's experiences creating a home bakery business named SMILE Biscotti. More...
Monday, July 7, 2014
Andrea Griggs writes about her experience supporting the Yankee Doodle Campaign with the help of her 4 kids. More...

Family Services

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There have been far too many stories in the news recently about wandering-related situations and tragedies involving children with autism. We've put together resources for parents and first responders to help. More...
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Advocacy News

Date: July 08, 2014
States directed to cover medically necessary treatments More...
Date: July 08, 2014
Feds issue first state-by-state guide on services, insurance, Medicaid More...
Date: July 03, 2014
Approved twice by House, bill continues to languish in Senate More...
Date: June 26, 2014
U.S. Justice Department settles with NJ school district that banned service dog from classes, school activities More...
Date: June 25, 2014
Senate HELP Committee quickly approves bill hours after House passage More...