Connecticut

Playground Built in Honor of Sandy Hook Victim with Autism

This week, the life of Josephine “Joey” Gay, a victim of the Newtown tragedy who had autism, was celebrated when a new playground in Bridgeport, CT, was dedicated in her honor. A new project called “Where Angels Play” ... More...

Darien, Conn., Superintendent Resigns After Special Ed Investigation

Darien, Conn., schools Superintendent Dr. Steven Falcone submitted his resignation on the heels of a state investigation that found the school district broke state and federal special education laws.

The investigation, prompted by complaint... More...

Autism Speaks Oct 19-20 Weekend Event Recap

Thousands of walkers turned out to Walk Now For Autism Speaks events this weekend! Five locations held Walks Saturday, and one took place Sunday to raise funds and awareness for the Autism Speaks mission. 

It's not too late to make... More...

Malloy Signs DSM-V Bill

HARTFORD (June 5, 2013) -- Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a bill, SB.1029, that shields anyone diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder prior to ... More...

CT Legislature Passes DSM-V Bill

HARTFORD (May 31, 2013) -- The Connecticut Legislature has sent Gov. Dannel Malloy a bill guaranteeing that anyone diagnosed with an autism spect... More...

Rep. Larson Celebrates House Vote with Connecticut Military Families

HARTFORD, CT (May 22, 2012) -- Rep. John Larson of Connecticut joined with local military families to celebrate and raise awareness of last week's vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on a measure that would end insurance... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell for Enacting Autism Insurance Reform Bill

NEW YORK, NY (June 10, 2009) -- Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today joined the Connecticut autism community to praise Governor M. Jodi Rell for signing into law Senate Bill 301, ... More...

Autism Speaks Joins the Connecticut Autism Community In Applauding the State Legislature For Passing Autism Insurance Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (May 28, 2009) -- Autism Speaks last night joined Connecticut families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State legislature for passing Senate Bill 301, which requires insurance c... More...

Autism Speaks Joins the Connecticut Autism Community In Applauding State Assembly Members for Passing Autism Insurance Legislation

NEW YORK, NY (May 15, 2009) -- Autism Speaks today joined Connecticut families and other autism advocacy organizations in applauding the members of the State Senate for passing Senate Bill 301, which requires insurance companies t... More...

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