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#35: Utah Enacts Autism Insurance Reform

SALT LAKE CITY (April 3, 2014) -- -- Gov. Gary Herbert today signed legislation making Utah the 35th state to enact autism insurance reform. Utah has one of the nation's highest rates of prevalence for autism at 1 in 54, or ab... More...

Topeka Lights It Up, Autism Bill Heads To Governor

TOPEKA (April 2, 2014) -- The Kansas Senate marked 2014 World Autism Awareness Day by ending years of legislative debate and approving a bill that would expand insurance coverage of medically necessary treatments of auti... More...

Obama Issues World Autism Awareness Day Proclamation

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2014) -- President Barack Obama today issued a White House proclamation recognizing World Autism Awareness Day, noting that Americans with autism are "an essential thread in the diverse tape... More...

Autism Speaks Kicks Off World Autism Awareness Month

Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2014) – In conjunction with World Autism Awareness Day, Autism Speaks launched its fifth annual Light It Up Blue campaign today, turning iconic landmarks, state capitals and homes across t... More...

Liz Feld Discusses Autism Prevalence on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal"

April 1, 2014 - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comp... More...

Oklahoma Budget Cuts Threaten 4 Autism Centers

(March 31, 2014) -- Four autism centers providing early intervention services for Oklahoma children are in danger of closing due to a threatened $600,000 state budget cut.

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ABLE Tied To National Response to Rising Autism Rates

WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) --Responding to yesterday's release of the new 1 in 68 autism prevalence estimate, Congressional leaders said the ABLE Act must be part of a national plan to address the public health ... More...

Liz Feld Discusses New CDC Autism Prevalence Numbers on MSNBC

(March 28, 2014) - Autism Speaks President Liz Feld appeared on MSNBC's "News Nation" today to discuss  the CDC's new autism prevalence estimate of 1 in 68, and to emphasize the need or a comp... More...

It's Bipartisan: US Needs A Plan To Respond To 1 in 68

WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) -- Members of Congress and state governors are demanding a concerted national response to autism in America following yesterday's release of new autism prevalence numbers by the Centers for Dise... More...

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