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Massachusetts

July 31, 2014

BOSTON (July 31, 2014) -- The Massachusetts Legislature has sent Gov. Deval Patrick an omnibus autism bill that would expand Medicaid coverage up to age 21 and create tax-free savings for people with disabilities.  Massachusetts would expand benefits under its 2010 autism insurance reform law to the state's Medicaid program, under a bill before the Legislature.

Annual Autism Spectrum Awareness and Acceptance Day at the Massachusetts State House focuses on path to successful employment
April 16, 2014

BOSTON (April 16, 2014) - Yesterday, the Advocates for Autism of Massachusetts (AFAM) held their annual Autism Spectrum Awareness and Acceptance Day at the Massachusetts State House.  Members of the autism community and those who have tirelessly advocated on behalf of such individuals gathered to discuss a path to successful employment.  According to recent reports, 92% of individuals with autism are unemployed and many of those who are employed  are only employed part-time.