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August 04, 2014

 

 

(August 4, 2014) - Autism Speaks Vice President of State Government Affairs Lorri Unumb was interviewed on WBTV of North Carolina about the status of the autism insurance reform bill in the state senate. The bill would make Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) available to thousands of families in the state. 

Help us help GAP raise awareness and precious dollars to go toward our research and advocacy programs! All weekend long, GAP stores will be taking donations at the registers to support Autism Speaks. Shoppers will receive a coupon for 25% off one regular priced item October 4 -5 for their donation. Show your support today! 

The Advocacy Tool Kit aims to help both individuals on the spectrum and their families develop and use critical advocacy skills in order to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

July 01, 2013

LOS ANGELES (July 1, 2013) -- Autism Speaks and Autism Deserves Equal Coverage have filed a friend-of-the-court brief with a California appeals court to enable state workers to access applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for their dependents with autism. Nearly 3,700 Californians with autism are currently being denied ABA because of a dispute over licensure for ABA providers.

March 19, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their counterparts, according to a new study released by the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS).

September 14, 2012

The education system is difficult to maneuver to ensure the best learning for your child can be difficult, especially if your child has autism. Karen Peterson, is a single mom from Harlem, who has tirelessly championed for her autistic son Nigel, 23, and his right to learn.  From his diagnosis, Karen has challenged school systems and cut through red tape, forcing educators to reevaluate the system.