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Menendez Moves to Expand Adult Transition Services

PARAMUS, NJ (July 15, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today commended U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) for introducing the AGE-IN Act which would address the challenges faced by young adults with autism as they "age out" of ... More...

Better ABA Care for Military Families Moves in House

WASHINGTON, DC (June 14, 2013) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has approved an amendment to the new defense bill that would require the Pentagon to cover ABA care for all military families raising children with developmental ... More...

Autism Speaks Mourns Senator Frank Lautenberg

WASHINGTON, DC (June 3, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today mourned the loss of U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, citing his consistent leadership in Congress for a strong federal funding role for autism researc... More...

With Autism On The Rise, Research Funding Gets Cut

WASHINGTON, DC (May 23, 2013) -- With the prevalence of autism on the rise, the nation's ability to continue tracking ASDs will be reduced by over $1 million in the curent federal budget as the result of cutback... More...

Autism Speaks: ABA Plan For Military Families Is A Dud

WASHINGTON, DC (May 24, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today expressed disappointment with the terms of a one-year ABA pilot program for military families developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) through TRICARE and cal... More...

Special Needs Services for Military Hit in New Survey

WASHINGTON, DC (May 16, 2013) -- In its fourth annual survey of military families, Blue Star Families found widespread dissatisfaction among ... More...

Kids First Bill Introduced, Autism Speaks Praises Cantor

WASHINGTON, DC (May 9, 2013) --  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) has announced the introduction of the Kids First Research Act which prioritizes research funding for pediatric disorders, such as autism, in ... More...

Insurers Get Pressure to Cover ABA for Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, DC (May 6, 2013) -- The agency in charge of managing health benefits for the nation's 8.2 million federal employees, retirees and dependents is urging its participating health plans to start covering ABA ... More...

LA Legislature Urges Congress to Pass ABLE

BATON ROUGE (April 26, 2013) -- The Louisiana Legislature has adopted a concurrent resolution calling on Congress to pass the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act  to help individuals with disabilities, including tho... More...

Delayed TRICARE Pilot Program Comes Under Senate Scrutiny

WASHINGTON, DC (April 18, 2013) -- Critical questions regarding a one-year ABA pilot program ordered by Congress but yet to be created were left unanswered by TRICARE during ... More...

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