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Advocates and policymakers gather at inaugural autism policy and action summit to call for national autism plan
November 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 15, 2013) – Autism Speaks yesterday was joined by hundreds of advocates on Capitol Hill. More than 260 autism activists from across the nation visited all 535 members of Congress, demanding a strategic national autism plan. 

November 14, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC (November 14, 2013) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey [D-PA] and Reps. Tim Griffin [R-AR] and Kevin Yoder [R-KS] have joined the Congressional Autism Caucus, a bipartisan group in Congress that helps lead the federal reponse to autism. The three lawmakers made their decisions during the Autism Speaks to Washington national policy summit.

November 12, 2013

Date: November 12, 2013

Autism Speaks Co-founders Suzanne and Bob Wright and their daughter Katie Wright appeared on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports to discuss Autism Speaks to Washington. Autism Speaks' first-ever national policy and action summit takes place November 12 through 14.

Watch a livestream of the summit beginning at 9 a.m. ET on November 13 here.

Watch the interview with Andrea Mitchell below.


On November 13, the “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit convened at the George Washington University for a robust and exciting line up of keynote speakers and presentations unveiling Autism Speaks’ enhanced state and federal advocacy strategy, groundbreaking advances in science and research, and a full discussion of the barriers to, and opportunities for, addressing th

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