Advocacy

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...

Advocacy News

Find out the latest news in advocacy here! 

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Autism Speaks VP Debates NC Autism Insurance With BCBS

(July 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks Vice President of State Government Affairs ... More...

NC Families Demand Better Autism Insurance At Capital Rally

RALEIGH, NC (July 15, 2014) -- With time running short in the current legislative session, families from around North Carolina rallied at the Capitol today to demand the state Senate consider an autism insurance reform bill alread... More...

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