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Autism Insurance Bill Clears Utah Senate, Moves To House

SALT LAKE CITY  (February 28, 2014)  -- The Utah Senate has approved SB.57, the furthest an autism insurance reform bill has progressed in the state Legislature since efforts began in 2009. Utah has the highest... More...

HHS Report to Congress: How Federal Funds For Autism Are Spent

WASHINGTON, DC (February 28, 2014) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has reported to Congress on how fun... More...

Autism Speaks Weighs In On MA Adult Housing Bill

BOSTON (February 25, 2014) -- Autism Speaks joined with other autism advocates at a joint legislative hearing today in support a bill designed to address the shortage of affordable housing for individuals with intellectual di... More...

Georgia Senate Approves Compromise Insurance Bill

ATLANTA (February 25, 2014) -- The Georgia Senate voted unanimously for a compromise autism insurance bill after hearing several lawmakers, some in tears and one quoting from the Gettysburg Address, argue for p... More...

South Dakota House Votes 57-12 For Autism Insurance Reform

PIERRE, SD (February 24, 2014) -- The South Dakota House of Representatives yesterday approved an autism insurance reform bill 57-12... More...

Steinberg Calls March 4 Hearing To Assess Insurance Law

SACRAMENTO (February 21, 2014) -- California Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg has scheduled a March 4 hearing to examine the impacts of the state's 2011 autism insurance reform law, including a review of how the Regi... More...

Breakthrough In Georgia As New Bill Heads To Senate Floor

ATLANTA (February 20, 2014) -- The Georgia Senate Insurance Committee yesterday unanimously approved a new autism insurance reform bill that had been introduced just hours earlier. During the hearing, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle [below],... More...

Insurance Bill Heads To House Floor In South Dakota

PIERRE, SD (February 20, 2014) -- The South Dakota House Health and Human Services Committee today strengthened then unanimously approved HB.1257, the auti... More...

Autism Speaks Statement On Kansas 'Compromise' Bill

TOPEKA (February 19, 2014) -- Autism Speaks is urging Kansas lawmakers to reject HB.2704, a bill introduced late last week in the House Insur... More...

Autism Speaks Urges DeBlasio To Address Wandering In Schools

NEW YORK (February 14, 2014) -- Autism Speaks President Liz Feld today urged New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio to address the problem of wandering by children with autism as he prepares his first budget.

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