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Congressman Raises Over $27,000 at Bike to the Beach

WASHINGTON, DC (August 6, 2013) -- U.S. Representative Mike Doyle, a Democrat representing Pittsburgh, led his ... More...

No Impact Seen on Autism Health Benefits from ACA Delay

WASHINGTON, DC (July 3, 2013) -- The Obama administration's decision to delay certain reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by private employers is not expected to have any measurable impact on e... More...

TRICARE 'Turns Back the Clock' On Military Families

WASHINGTON, DC (June 27, 2013) -- Military families will face new restrictions and cutbacks obtaining applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for their children with autism under new policies made public this week by TRICARE, the ... More...

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...

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