Advocacy

Missouri State Legislature Passes Autism Insurance Reform Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (May 12, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Missouri families, the Missouri Autism Coalition, and other autism organizations today in applauding the members of the State Legislature for their passage of House Bill 1311, wh... More...

Autism Speaks Joins the Vermont Autism Community In Applauding State House Members For Passing Autism Insurance Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (May 7, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined Vermont families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State House for amending and passing S. 262, the autism insurance reform bill, ... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds New Hampshire Senate for Passing Autism Insurance Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (May 6, 2010) -- Autism Speaks yesterday joined New Hampshire families, the New Hampshire Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders, the Autism Society of New Hampshire, and other autism advocacy organizations in applaudin... More...

Iowa Becomes the 19th State to Enact Autism Insurance Reform

NEW YORK, NY (April 30, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Iowa families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding Governor Chet Culver yesterday for signing the Standing Appropriations Bill, HF 2531, which includes an amen... More...

Summary of the Iowa Autism Insurance Reform Law:

Requires the state employees health plan to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders for state employees and their families Coverage provided to individuals under the age of 21 ... More...

Autism Policy Issues: An Interview With Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor & Counsel

(April 29, 2010) -- This week, Autism Speaks Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel, Lorri Unumb, was interviewed by Stan Goldberg for his webcast Senior Dad: Autism Briefing Room. The interview focused on the issue of nationa... More...

Bipartisan Legislative Task Force To Hold Educational Hearings On Autism Across Michigan

LANSING, MI (April 27, 2010) – Looking to assess the needs of thousands of Michigan families struggling with autism, a bipartisan legislative task force will hold hearings across this state this spring to learn more about th... More...

Governor Steve Beshear Signs Kentucky House Bill 159 Into Law

NEW YORK, NY (April 14, 2010) -- Autism Speaks joined Kentucky families and other autism advoca... More...

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