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UN Convention on Disabilities Fails in Senate

WASHINGTON, DC (November 4, 2012) -- A vote to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities fell six votes short of the two thirds majority required in the Senate today.

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Bob Wright Tells Congress: 'Face Up to the Crisis'

Update: Bob Wright on Andrea Mitchell Reports. Watch here

WASHINGTON, DC (November 29, 2012) -- Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright to... More...

ABLE Act - Members Yet to Cosponsor

U.S. House of Representatives

H.R. 3423 (200 of 435 remaining) Alabama Rep. Robert Aderholt [R-4] Rep. Mo Brook... More...

UPDATED: New ABA Benefit for Federal Employees to be Offered in 2013

NEW YORK (October 26, 2012) -- A revised analysis by Autism Speaks of the new ABA coverage to be offered under the Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) program for 2013 has identified 67 participating health pla... More...

Autism Speaks Mourns Arlen Specter

NEW YORK (October 14, 2012) -- Autism Speaks today mourned the passing of former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, citing his leadership in Congress for a strong federal funding role for health and autism research.

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'1 in 88 Can't Wait' Video Released

NEW YORK (September 18, 2012) Autism Speaks today released a video featuring people on the autism spectrum, parents, siblings and teachers explaining why autism  is important to them  in this year’s November elections.

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Autism Speaks Endorses TRICARE Study Bill

WASHINGTON, DC (September 13, 2012) -- Autism Speaks has endorsed a bill sponsored by Rep. Steve Stivers (OH-15) that would require the Department of Defense to review TRICARE policy for the children of militar... More...

New Autism Votes T-Shirts: Get 'Em While They're Hot!

NEW YORK (September 13, 2012) -- Now you can get our brand new Autism Votes 2012 Election T-shirts that let everyone know "Our 1 in 88 can't wait." Buy one, wear it around town, get people involved and registered&nbs... More...

Presidential Forum to Focus on Disability Issues

COLUMBUS, OH (September 11, 2012) -- A coalition of over 50 disability organizations, including Autism Speaks, is hosting a non-partisan September 28 National Forum on Disability Issues where the... More...

President Clinton Cites Autism in Convention Address

CHARLOTTE (September 6, 2012) -- Former President Bill Clinton, in his speech to the Democratic National Convention last night, referenced autism in remarks about Medicaid.

In a critique of the Republicans, Clinto... More...

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