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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...

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...

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