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ABLE Tied To National Response to Rising Autism Rates

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 ... More...

It's Bipartisan: US Needs A Plan To Respond To 1 in 68

WASHINGTON, DC (March 28, 2014) -- Members of Congress and state governors are demanding a concerted national response to autism in America following yesterday's release of new autism prevalence numbers by the Centers for Dise... More...

House Members Respond to CDC Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014) -- Members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued the following statements today in response to the new autism prevalence estimates made by the Centers of Disease Control and Preventi... More...

U.S. Senators Respond To CDC Announcement

WASHINGTON, DC (March 27, 2014) -- Members of the U.S. Senate today issued the following statements in response to the new autism prevalence numbers issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Statements from House ... More...

Autism Speaks Urges Federal Leadership In Communities Of Color

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2014) -- Testifying before a Congressional panel today, Autism Speaks' Vice President for Community Affairs Jamitha Fields, urged our nation’s leaders to do more for people affected by autism in... More...

Double Up: Reid, McConnell Sign On To ABLE Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2014) -- The Senate's top two leaders--Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)--have signed on as cosponsors of the ABLE Act, a virtual green l... More...

Autism Speaks' Leslie Long and Stuart Spielman Featured on NYMetroParents

(March 21, 2014) - Today's NYMetroParents online featured ... More...

NY Times to Congress: Get Moving on ABLE

NEW YORK (March 14, 2014) -- The New York Times today urged Congress in an editorial to get mov... More...

Senate Sends Obama 'Kids First' Research Act

WASHINGTON, DC (March 13, 2014) -- The Senate by unanimous consent has approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act ... More...

House Approves 'Kids First' Bill Adding Research Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (December 11, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act on a bipartisan 295-103 vote. The bill was first announced by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R... More...

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