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Major Medicaid Breakthrough Announced For Autism

WASHINGTON, DC (July 8, 2014) -- In a major victory for Medicaid coverage of autism, a federal agency has directed the states to cover medically necessary treatments for autism for children and young adults, including be... More...

Autism CARES Rolls Out Of House, Senate Hearing On Tap

WASHINGTON, DC (June 24, 2014) -- The U.S. House of Representatives tonight approved a five-year extension of federal funding for autism research, monitoring and other activities with strong bipartisan support. A Senate committee ... More...

Sen. Schumer Introduces 'Avonte's Law' To Address Wandering

WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2014) -- Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) has introduced "Avonte's Law," a bill that would provide $10 million a year in federal funding over five years to local law enforcement agencies to acquir... More...

Autism CARES Endorsed By Leading Disabilities Organizations

WASHINGTON, DC (June 12, 2014) -- The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of 110 national disabilities organizations, has announced its support for Autism CARES, the amended version of legislation before Co... More...

CARA 2014 Marches Ahead In Congress Under New Name

WASHINGTON, DC (June 10, 2014) -- Legislation to renew and rename the Combating Autism Act was introduced in the Senate while a House version cleared committee and was sent to the House floor. Renamed Autism CARES (the Autism Coll... More...

Major Disabilities Groups Sign On To CARA 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (June 4, 2014) -- A coalition of 36 national disabilities organizations, including Autism Speaks, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Easter Seals, The Arc, National Down Syndrome Society, March of Dimes and the Aut... More...

CARA Clears First Vote In Congress

WASHINGTON, DC (May 28, 2014) -- A House panel today quickly approved the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act (CARA), HR.4631, adopting ... More...

Feds Grilled On Autism Research Spending, Priorities

WASHINGTON, DC (May 20, 2014) -- A House committee closely questioned federal officials today about the prioritization of genetic over environmental research on autism, as well as the controls in place to assure research... More...

Gillibrand: Make Military Kids With Disabilities A Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (May 7, 2014) -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) demanded answers yesterday from top military leaders on what is being done to improve access to behavioral therapy for military kids with a... More...

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