On Saturday, October 13, Autism America Radio - the official radio show of Autism Speaks! - brought to you by Trumpet Behavioral Health, featured Shelley Hendrix of Autism Votes talking about the 2012 Election.
The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee has announced that it has rescheduled a hearing on the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA) for September 7. The meeting had been scheduled for this Wednesday Aug. 3, a date that unfortunately landed in the midst of the debt ceiling debate which has consumed Congress for much of the summer.
NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2011) –Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introducing bipartisan legislation that would assure military families receive necessary therapies for dependents who have autism.
It's no secret that raising a child with autism can be expensive. Between doctor's appointments, therapy sessions, after school programs, etc., the costs can get very overwhelming for families affected by autism. The Autism Speaks Autism Response Team regularly receives calls from parents, other caregivers and professionals in desperate need of financial assistance.
NEW YORK, NY (October 21, 2010) – Autism Speaks today joined with tens of thousands of families and advocates across New York State to express extreme disappointment in Governor David Paterson's veto of landmark autism insurance reform legislation – passed unanimously by the state legislature – and challenged the cost projections cited by the governor in justifying his decision.