Advocacy

ERISA Champions: Employers Who Voluntarily Cover Autism

Through its work with families, individuals with autism and advocates, Autism Speaks over the years has assembled a list of ermployers that voluntarily cover insurance benefits for autism treatments. These employers offer health plans which are co... More...

ABLE Act Wins Warm Reception At Senate Hearing

WASHINGTON, DC (July 23, 2014) -- The ABLE Act, which would allow tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities, was warmly received today by a U.S. Senate committee which heard testimony from supportive witnesses, i... More...

The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

Autism Speaks is supporting the ABLE Act which would allow the creation of tax-free 529 accounts for individuals with disabilities, including autism, to save for their future needs without losing access to other resources. 

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Affordable Care Act

The implementation of the 2010 Affordable Care Act (or, "Obamacare") is impacting all health insurance plans, and most directly individual and small group health plans. Autism Speaks has produced autism-specific resources ... More...

Military Families and Autism Advocacy

Autism Speaks is supporting action by Congress to strengthen and expand autism coverage under the military's TRICARE insurance program. Learn more about this issue and other initiatives affecting military families raising childr... More...

Autism Speaks 2014 State Initiatives Map!

Download a PDF version of our 2014 State initiatives map here! 

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The Fiscal Impact of Autism Insurance Reform

In order to determine the fiscal impact of autism insurance reform, Autism Speaks has collected claims data from states where such laws apply to members of the state employee health plan and have been in effect for at least one year. Learn more ... More...

Autism Speaks Model Legislation

Our model bill reflects language that has been vetted throughout this process and we have refined the model legislation accordingly. Learn more here... More...

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