Advocacy

Student With Autism Gains Legal Win To Use Service Dog

(June 26, 2014) -- A New Jersey school district that barred a student with autism from bringing his service dog to classes and after-school activities has agreed to reverse its policy under a settlement reached with the U.S. ... More...

Autism CARES Teed Up For Final Senate Vote

WASHINGTON, DC (June 25, 2014) -- Less than 24 hours after being approved by the House, legislation renewing the federal government's funding response to autism for another five years cleared the Senate Health, Education, Labo... More...

Bob Wright Appears on C-SPAN

(June 25, 2014) -- This morning, Autism Speaks Co-Founder Bob Wright talked on C-SPAN about the rising rates of autism and the need for funding for autism research. The ... More...

Autism CARES Rolls Out Of House, Senate Hearing On Tap

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives tonight approved a five-year extension of federal funding for autism research, monitoring and other activities with strong bipartisan support. A Senate committee ... More...

Sen. Schumer Introduces 'Avonte's Law' To Address Wandering

WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2014) -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has introduced "Avonte's Law," a bill that would provide $10 million a year in federal funding over five years to local law enforcement agencies to acquir... More...

TRICARE Rolls Out New ABA Program For Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (June 16, 2014) -- The Department of Defense has announced plans to consolidate its three different ABA programs under TRICARE with a new "Autism Care Demonstration" for all TRICARE beneficiaries with auti... More...

Medi-Cal Funding For ABA Fails, But New Option Emerges

SACRAMENTO (June 13, 2014) -- A $50 million appropriation sought for Medi-Cal to provide behavioral health treatment for autism failed to make the final cut in California's state budget negotiations. But the Department of... More...

Autism Speaks Beyond the Beltway

Beyond the Beltway

Autism Speaks Beyond the Beltway is our new program initiative ... More...

Autism CARES Endorsed By Leading Disabilities Organizations

WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2014) -- The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of 110 national disabilities organizations, has announced its support for Autism CARES, the amended version of legislation before Co... More...

CARA 2014 Marches Ahead In Congress Under New Name

WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2014) -- Legislation to renew and rename the Combating Autism Act was introduced in the Senate while a House version cleared committee and was sent to the House floor. Renamed Autism CARES (the Autism Coll... More...

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