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Wright Urges Autism Community to Resist Potential Federal Research Funding Cuts

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (March 4, 2012) -- With the budget clock ticking, Autism Speaks Co-founder Bob Wright today called on the nation's autism community to urge Congress to protect $21.3 million in autism fundi... More...

NPR: CARA Passage One of Few 'Bold' Actions Taken by Congress in 2011

WASHINGTON, DC (Dec. 31, 2011) -- In a year-end review of Congress, NPR correspondent Tamara Keith reported on a professor's finding that the current Congress is on pace to be the least productive since the 1880s. The... More...

President Obama Signs Budget Bill Appropriating First $230 Million Authorized by CARA

WASHINGTON, DC (December 23, 2011) -- President Obama today signed into law an omnibus budget bill that includes an estimated $230 million in new federal funding for autism research and services, the first of three annual appropri... More...

Advocates Report on Testimony at HHS 'Listening Sessions' Held Across U.S.

NEW YORK (Dec. 9, 2011) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) conducted a series of "listening sessions" in cities across the United States during November to help guide its implementation of th... More...

Autism Speaks, CCD Respond to Collapse of Congressional 'Super Committee'

NEW YORK (November 22, 2011) --  The collapse this week of the Congressional “Supercommittee” to come up with a deficit reduction plan could lead to automatic cuts in the federal budget totaling at least $1... More...

Autism Speaks Presents White Paper to HHS on Autism Coverage and Essential Health Benefits

WASHINGTON, DC (October 20, 2011) -- Autism Speaks presented the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a White Paper outlining why autism treatments and services should be included in the "essential health benefi... More...

Autism Speaks' Andy Shih Testifies Before Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 31, 2011)--The absence of prevalence and other public health data on autism in many nations around the world has created a “knowledge gap” that has hampered the global response to autism, Andy Shih, Autism Speaks’ vice pre... More...

Federal Report To Congress Confirms Urgent Need For Reauthorization Of The Combating Autism Act Of 2006

New York, NY (January 11, 2011) – A Report to Congress issued by the Depart... More...

IACC Holds 2009 Meeting

Washington, DC (December 11, 2009) -- The Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) met on Friday, December 11, via conference call and webinar accessible to the public. The primary purpose of Friday’s meeting was to consi... More...

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