Advocacy

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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Utah Insurance Bill Heads to Senate Floor

SALT LAKE CITY (February 14, 2014) -- The 2014 Utah autism insurance reform bill is headed to the Senate floor following passage today by the Senate Business and Labor Committee on a 6-1 vote. Utah has the highest prevalence of au... More...

Insurance Reform Gets Fast Start in South Dakota

PIERRE, SD (February 14, 2014) -- South Dakota families and autism advocates testified before a House committee yesterday of the financial struggles providing care for children with autism when their state does not ... More...

Nebraska 2014 Kickoff Rally Set For Feb. 25

LINCOLN (February 13, 2014) -- An Autism Awareness Rally at the Nebraska capitol has been set for February 25 to kick off this year's legislative push for autism insurance reform.

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Obama Signs Minimum Wage Order, Adds Workers With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2014) -- President Obama signed an executive order today raising the hourly minimum wa... More...

120-0: Mississippi Sends A Message on Insurance Reform

JACKSON, MS  (February 11, 2014) -- The Mississippi House of Representatives approved an autism insurance reform bill ... More...

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