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President Obama Signs Bipartisan Autism CARES Act Into Law

The bill authorizes $1.3 billion in new federal funding for autism over the next five years.

Schumer: Pass ABLE Now

Autism Speaks joins with Senator in urging fast action on tax-free savings plans

Showdown In Raleigh

North Carolina families demand lawmakers pass autism insurance reform

Confused by Insurance? There's An App For You

Our new interactive Autism Speaks Insurance Link helps answer your questions about autism coverage

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Advocacy News

Date: August 14, 2014
Successful litigation against insurers leads to state order More...
Date: August 13, 2014
In Oregon class action suit, judge rejects 'developmental disability exclusion' widely used to deny claims More...
Date: August 08, 2014
Law authorizes $1.3 billion in new federal funding for autism More...
Date: August 05, 2014
Autism Speaks, other disabilities organizations line up for ABLE More...
Date: July 31, 2014
$1.3 billion reauthorization bill heads to President Obama More...

Advocacy Blog Posts

Monday, August 18, 2014
Georgetown Law School students Hugh McAdorey and Eileen Brogan discuss their experiences as interns with Autism Speaks.Hugh: Last fall, I...
Monday, July 28, 2014
This blog post is by Ali Dyer, Assistant Director of Grassroots Advocacy. Her older brother Jeff is affected by autism. ‘Our 1 in 68 can...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Danny Ryan lives on Long Island (NY) with his 3 sons, one of whom has autism. Jonny’s birthday was this past Tuesday and he turned 17...
Friday, July 18, 2014
The following blog is by Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks' director of grassroots development. This blog originally appeared in the...
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing...