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Autism Law Summit

The Autism Law Summit is a gathering of parent advocates, individuals with autism, autism service providers, lawyers, lobbyists and legislators from across the United States who are interested in the politics and policy of autism spectrum disorders. The 2014 Autism Law Summit will be held November 15-16 in Nashville!

Whether you are the parent of a newly diagnosed child with autism or a seasoned lobbyist the Autism Law Summit will provide you with information and strategies necessary to be an effective advocate for the autism community.

October 22, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (Oct. 22, 2011) -- Autism Speaks presented an award to the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions & Professional Registration for its successful implementation of the state's autism insurance reform law. The award was presented by Lorri Unumb, Autism Speaks' vice president for state relations, during the 6th Annual Autism Law Summit held here. Read more...

Hope and ideas are two things that always matter.
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
by  Judith Ursitti, Director, State Government Affairs

November 16, 2009

St. Louis, MO (November 16, 2009) -- Volunteer advocates from 18 states gathered in St. Louis last weekend for the 4th annual Autism Law Summit. This event, which was co-sponsored by Autism Speaks and the Thompson Foundation for Autism, allowed advocates pursuing autism-related legislation to learn from one another and share strategies for success.