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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.

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GOP, Democratic Platforms: 'Autism' Makes the Cut

WASHINGTON, DC (September 5, 2012) -- The 2012 Democratic and Republican party platforms have been issued and both make specific reference to autism among their policy goals for the next four years.

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Detroit News: 'Romney-Ryan looks like Snyder-Calley'

DETROIT (August 31, 2012) -- In a comparison of the Romney/Ryan Republican ticket with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, the ... More...

Federal Judge Rules for Military Families on ABA Coverage

WASHINGTON, DC (July 26, 2012) -- A federal judge in Washington has handed military families a major victory in their pursuit of insurance coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy for their dependents by ... More...

Autism Speaks Response to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on the Affordable

NEW YORK (June 28, 2012) -- Autism Speaks issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding ... More...

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