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Peter Bell Re-appointed to White House Disabilities Panel

WASHINGTON, DC (July 18, 2012) -- Autism Speaks Executive Vice President of Programs and Services Peter Bell has been re-appointed as a member of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disab... More...

Autism Speaks Commends Sen. Menendez for Insisting Autism Therapies Get Covered Under New Federal Health Care Law

WASHINGTON, DC – Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) pressed U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to insure that the states include behavioral health treatments for autism as they implement the Affordable C... More...

HHS Gives States Flexibility in Determining 'Essential Health Benefits'

WASHINGTON, DC -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today proposed policies that would give states more flexibility in implementing the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014. Read the HHS ... 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 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...

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 Releases 2008 Research Summary, Selects Autism Speaks-Funded Studies

Washington, DC (November 19, 2009) -- In response to the alarming growth in autism diagnoses, Congress passed t... More...

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Pens 2009 Op-Ed on Administration's Autism Policy

Washington, DC (October 5, 2009) -- Health and Human Services Department Secretary Kathleen Sebelius released an op-ed, entitled Fight t... More...

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