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Protection of People with Special Needs Act

May 14, 2012

NEW YORK (May 14, 2012) -- Autism Speaks today issued a Memo of Support for S.7400, the Protection of People with Special Needs Act." Sponsored by Sen. Roy McDonald, the bill incorporates an enforcement initiative proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to crack down on abuse and neglect of the state's special needs population. Read the memo here

June 18, 2012

NEW YORK, NY (June 18, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the nation's leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced its support for the compromise worked out between New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on the landmark Protection of People with Special Needs Act.