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Obama Signs Minimum Wage Order, Adds Workers With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC (February 12, 2014) -- President Obama signed an executive order today raising the hourly minimum wa... More...

Kids First Bill Gets Bipartisan Boost in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (January 28, 2014) -- A bipartisan initiative to increase federal funding for pediatric research picked up momentum yesterday with the announcement that the ... More...

New Defense Budget Bill Continues Autism Research Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (January 21, 2014) -- House and Senate budget negotiators have agreed to continue funding the Department of Defense Autism Research Program (DoDARP) at $6 million i... 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...

Autism Caucus Grows After AS2DC Summit

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 Congression... More...

Autism Speaks to Washington

On November 12-14, Autism Speaks will ho... More...

Autism Speaks Issues Autism-Specific Details On New Health Law

WASHINGTON, DC (October 10, 2013) -- Autism Speaks today issued autism-specific resources to help families understand the Affordable Care Act and the... More...

Major Overhaul Urged for Medical Care for Military Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (October 5, 2013) -- Autism Speaks has joined the American Academy of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Association, Easter Seals and other major advocacy groups in their appeal for TRICARE to overhaul its pe... More...

FEHB Readies ABA Coverage for 2014

WASHINGTON, DC (October 3, 2013) -- The Office of Personnel Management, which manages the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHB), has released information on insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) in... More...

ACA Health Care Exchanges Open For Business

WASHINGTON, DC (October 1, 2013) -- The new Health Insurance Marketplaces created in every state under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "Obamacare," officially launched today.

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