Advocacy

ABA For Military Kids Bill Introduced In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2014) -- Bipartisan legislation that would require TRICARE to cover applied behavior analysis (ABA) for all military children with developmental disabilities, including autism, at medically prescribed levels... More...

Gillibrand: Make Military Kids With Disabilities A Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) demanded answers yesterday from top military leaders on what is being done to improve access to behavioral therapy for military kids with a... More...

Congress Gets New Bill Ramping Up Federal Response To Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (May 12, 2014) -- A proposed five-year extension of the Combating Autism Act has been introduced in Congress, calling for $260 million annually in new federal funding, a revamped Interagency Autism Co... More...

Super Bowl Champ Seahawks Tackle Autism Causes

(May 5, 2014) -- Led by their General Manager, John Schneider and his wife Traci, the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have spent much of the off-season serving the Washington state autism community. Schneider's 12-year-ol... More...

#37: Maryland Finalizes Autism Insurance Reform

ANNAPOLIS (May 5, 2014) -- Gov. Martin O'Malley today signed a professional licensing bill for behavior analysts, the final step in Maryland's multi-year effort to require insurance coverage of medically necessary aut... More...

Maine Lawmakers Say 'Yes' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (May 1, 2014) -- The Maine Legislature voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Paul LePage's veto of a bill that will expand benefits under the state's 2010 autism insurance law from age 5 through age 10. The new law... More...

Oregon Sued Over Denying Autism Benefits to State Employees

Portland (April 30, 2014) -- The state of Oregon has been sued over its blanket exclusion of insurance b... More...

Maine Governor Says 'No' To Kids With Autism

AUGUSTA (April 29, 2014) -- Maine Governor Paul LePage has vetoed a bill that would raise the age cap on the state's 2010 autism insurance law from 5 to 10, saying it would raise insurance premiums and taxes. The Legislature, ... More...

Congress Examines Police Response To People With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2014) -- A Senate Judiciary Committee panel took testimony today from experts in law enforcement and the disabilities community, including Autism Speaks, on the police response to emergencies involving pe... More...

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