Advocacy

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...

Major Disabilities Groups Sign On To CARA 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2014) -- A coalition of 36 national disabilities organizations, including Autism Speaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Easter Seals, The Arc, National Down Syndrome Society, March of Dimes and the Aut... More...

CARA Clears First Vote In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2014) -- A House panel today quickly approved the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA), HR.4631, adopting ... More...

House Approves Better Access to ABA For Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (May 22, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved a new Defense budget which includes a requirement that TRICARE dramatically improve access to applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all mili... More...

Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research... More...

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