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

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 introdu... More...

Federal Agency Renders Landmark Decision on ABA Coverage

NEW YORK, NY (May 30, 2012) -- Autism Speaks hailed today'’s announcement by the federal government, the nation'’s largest employer, that Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), the most widely used behavioral interve... More...

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

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 re... More...

Autism Speaks Applauds Congressmen Moran, Doyle on Introduction of AUTISM Educators Act

WASHINGTON, DC -- Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Congressmen Jim Moran (VA-8) and Michael Doyle (PA-14) for introducing the AUTISM Educators Act to impro... More...

House Approves Key Measure for Military Families

NEW YORK, NY (May 17, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation’s leading autism advocacy and science organization, today hailed the U.S. House of Representatives for approving a bipartisan amendment that would assure a... More...

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

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 re... More...

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...

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