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State Leaders Respond To CDC Announcement

(March 28, 2014) -- State leaders issued the following statements in response to the new autism prevalence estimates made by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. (Statements from U.S. Senate members are ... More...

Autism Speaks Urges Federal Leadership In Communities Of Color

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2014) -- Testifying before a Congressional panel today, Autism Speaks' Vice President for Community Affairs Jamitha Fields, urged our nation’s leaders to do more for people affected by autism in... More...

Double Up: Reid, McConnell Sign On To ABLE Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2014) -- The Senate's top two leaders--Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)--have signed on as cosponsors of the ABLE Act, a virtual green l... More...

Autism Speaks' Leslie Long and Stuart Spielman Featured on NYMetroParents

(March 21, 2014) - Today's NYMetroParents online featured ... More...

MO Regulator: Autism Insurance Reform Works

(March 21, 2014) -- Missouri Department of Insurance Director John M. Huff said over 3,000 individuals accessed autism-related treatment in 2013 because of the state's autism insurance reform law, a 22 percent increase over 2012. ... More...

125-0: Kansas House Votes For Insurance Reform

TOPEKA (March 20, 2014) -- The Kansas House of Representatives approved a compromise autism insurance reform bill 125-0 and sent the measure to the Senate. Sponsored by Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee) below, the bill, ... More...

Maine Senate Votes To Expand Insurance Coverage

(March 19, 2014) -- The Maine Senate has approved a bill requiring state-regulated health plans to cover autism benefits up to age 10 and sent the bill to the House. Maine's 2010 autism insurance reform law currently caps benefits at age ... More...

NY Times to Congress: Get Moving on ABLE

NEW YORK (March 14, 2014) -- The New York Times today urged Congress in an editorial to get mov... More...

Senate Sends Obama 'Kids First' Research Act

WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) -- The Senate by unanimous consent has approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act ... More...

Maryland Directs Insurers To Cover Autism Treatments

BALTIMORE (March 10, 2014) -- A Maryland agency has directed many of the state's private health plans to start covering treatments for individuals with autism through age 18. The Maryland Insurance Administ... More...

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