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Cantor Announces 'Kids First Research Act' to Boost Autism Funding

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) marked World Autism Awareness Day by announcing a new bill to prioritize rese... More...

Obama Marks WAAD With $100 Million Brain Initiative

WASHINGTON, DC (April 2, 2013) -- President Obama commemorated World Autism Awareness Day by announcing the launch of a $100 million brain science initiative "designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human... More...

District of Columbia Moves on Autism Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC (March 25, 2013) -- The District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority has recomm... More...

Congress Includes $6 Million for Autism Research in Budget Measure

WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2013) -- A government funding bill approved by Congress includes $6 million for the Department of Defense Autism Research Program.

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Congress Reacts to New 1 in 50 Prevalence Report

WASHINGTON, DC (March 22, 2013) -- Key Congressional champions for increased autism research and services say a new federal survey which found a 1 in 50 autism preva... More...

Cantor: House Majority Will Make Autism a Priority

WASHINGTON, DC (March 20, 2013) -- Responding to today's report of a 1 in 50 autism prevalence rate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) po... More...

U.S. Census: High Unemployment, Low Wages Plague Disability Community

WASHINGTON, DC (March 19, 2013) -- Americans with disabilities experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and those who are employed tend to hold low-paying jobs, work part-time and earn less than their ... More...

Crenshaw, Casey Stage Capitol Hill Rally for ABLE

WASHINGTON, DC (March 14, 2013) – Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Senator Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA), fellow Members of Congress and disability advocates, including Autism Speaks, joined at a Capitol Hill rally... More...

Capital Region Lawmakers Demand ABA For All Federal Employees

WASHINGTON, DC (March 6, 2013) -- A bipartisan group of 11 Members of Congress from Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia are urging a federal agency to make insurance coverage for applied behavior analysis (ABA) av... More...

The 'Sequester' Is Here. Now What?

NEW YORK (March 1, 2013) --  America’s most vulnerable citizens—people with autism and related disorders-- face a longterm loss of billions of dollars in services and supports as a result of the $85 bill... More...

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