Advocacy

Legislature Completes Action on SB.74, Sends Bill to Governor Parnell

JUNEAU (April 16, 2012) -- The Alaska Legislature last night completed action on SB.74, the autism insurance reform bill, and sent it to Governor Sean Parnell for his signature. With time running out in the current legislative ses... More...

Juneau Empire: 'Autism families fight for coverage'

JUNEAU (April 13, 2012) -- "Tearful pleas haven’t been enough to move a bill requiring some autism coverage under insurance plans, but supporters spent the day in the Capitol making a final effort." Read the full s... More...

'Military Parents With Special Needs Kids: Who Makes The Real Sacrifice?'

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH (April 13, 2012) -- Anne Woods, public relations director for Hope For The Warriors®, submitted this Huffington Post blog about the Month of the Military Child and Autism Awareness Month. Read more ... More...

'Military Parents With Special Needs Kids: Who Makes The Real Sacrifice?'

DALLAS/FORTH WORTH (April 13, 2012) -- Anne Woods, public relations director for Hope For The Warriors®, submitted this Huffington Post blog about the Month of the Military Child and Autism Awareness Month. Read more ... More...

Birmingham News: Alabama Senate Approves 'Watered-down' Autism Insurance Bill

MONTGOMERY (April 11, 2012) -- Birmingham News reporter Kim Chandler reported on yesterday's Senate vote on the substitute autism insurance bill, citing Autism Speaks' opposition to the legislation. Read the story... More...

KTUU-2: 'Autism Insurance Bill Suffers Legislative Setback'

ANCHORAGE -- NBC affiliate, KTUU, reported on the refusal of Rep. Wes Keller, as chair of the House Health and Social Services Committee, to allow a vote on SB.74 during a hearing yesterday in Juneau. Five of the seven committee m... More...

Sen. Casey Rallies Support for ABLE During Light It Up Blue

NEW YORK (April 3, 2012) -- Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) said he will step up efforts to build support in the U.S. Senate for the ABLE bill during a Light It Up Blue ceremony at the Empire State Building. Senator Casey, the prime Senate sponsor of ABL... More...

Alabama Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Endorses Autism Insurance Reform Campaign

BIRMINGHAM (April 1, 2012) -- The 650-member Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed the autism insurance reform campaign underway in the state legislature by the Autism Society of Alabama and Autism Speaks.... More...

CBS, NBC Affiliates Report on Legislative Campaign for Autism Insurance Reform

ANCHORAGE-- CBS affiliate KTVA reported on SB.74 and Bree Ann Davis, whose six-year-old son, Steven, has been diagnosed with autism.

 

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Sen. Casey Introduces Congressional Resolution Designating April as 'National Autism Awareness Month'

WASHINGTON, DC (March 30) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced a Congressional resolution designating April as "National Autism Awareness Month." Referring to new autism prevalence numbers re... More...

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