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Federal Judge Rules for Military Families on ABA Coverage

July 26, 2012

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 ruling in a class action lawsuit that the Department of Defense's (DoD)  policy of limiting benefits to active duty members was "arbitrary and capricious."

Autism Speaks Lauds Congressmen Larson, Jones on Introduction of ‘Caring for Military Kids with Autism Act’

June 11, 2011

NEW YORK, NY (June 22, 2011) – Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen John Larson (CT-1) and Walter Jones (NC-3) for introducing bipartisan legislation that would assure military families receive necessary therapies for dependents who have autism.

Autism Speaks Lauds Senators Casey, Isakson for Proposal to Raise Autism Funding with New Postage Stamps

May 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded U.S. Senators Robert Casey Jr (D-PA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) for proposing new funding for autism research and services through the sale of autism awareness stamps by the U.S. Postal Service.

Sen. Casey Introduces Congressional Resolution Designating April as 'National Autism Awareness Month'

March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (March 30) -- U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) has introduced a Congressional resolution designating April as "National Autism Awareness Month." Referring to new autism prevalence numbers released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Senator Casey said, "The need to recognize, understand and study autism has never been more important.”

Autism Speaks to Congress: Why Do Federal Dollars for Autism Go Down When Prevalence Is On the Rise?

March 29, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (March 29, 2012) -- Testifying before House Appropriations Committee, Peter Bell, Autism Speaks executive vice president for programs and services, said the nation's autism community is growing increasingly impatient with what it views as an inadequate federal response to the "epidemic" of autism.