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April 01, 2014

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 comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers.

Feld told host Pedro Echevarria, "We have got to develop a national strategy to address the needs of the autism community across the lifespan."

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March 31, 2014

(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.

March 28, 2014

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 crisis of autism. Four more House members signed on as cosponsors to the bill, raising the total to 351, while Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) became the 70th Senator to become a cosponsor.

March 28, 2014

(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 comprehensive national response to autism’s rising numbers.

Feld told host Tamron Hall, "The fact that we now have bi-partisan support in Washington for a national strategy to address this tells you that these numbers speak loud and clear to the urgent need for more research funding and more attention."