Advocacy

Six-Year Quest For Kansas Autism Insurance Reform Ends in Victory

OVERLAND PARK, KS (April 16, 2014) -- Governor Sam Brownback today signed legislation expanding autism insurance coverage beyond the state employee health benefit program, culminating a six-year campaign to enact more meaning... More...

Military Families Ask Congress to Fix TRICARE

WASHINGTON, DC (April 9, 2014) -- Military families raising children with autism and Down syndrome today called on Congress to overhaul insurance coverage provided under TRICARE for applied behavior analysis (ABA) during Capitol H... More...

#35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2014) -- -- Gov. Gary Herbert today signed legislation making Utah the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. Utah has one of the nation's highest rates of prevalence for autism at 1 in 54, or ab... More...

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor

TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of auti... More...

Obama Issues World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2014) -- President Barack Obama today issued a White House proclamation recognizing World Autism Awareness Day, noting that Americans with autism are "an essential thread in the diverse tape... More...

Autism Speaks Kicks Off World Autism Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2014) – In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks launched its fifth annual Light It Up Blue campaign today, turning iconic landmarks, state capitals and homes across t... More...

Liz Feld Discusses Autism Prevalence on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"

April 1, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comp... More...

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