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June 04, 2014

(June 4, 2014) -- 16-year-old Jeffrey Perez Monday morning after being hit by several vehicles on the Interstate in San Antonio, Texas. Jeffrey had been reported missing overnight on Sunday. The Bexar County Medical Examiner identified today that the body did indeed belong to Jeffrey. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jeffrey's family and friends.

May 04, 2014

Three locations across the country held walks this weekend to raise funds and awareness for autism. It's not too late to make a donation to these events. You can see the event status and make a general donation to an individual Walk by clicking on the links below. 

The following Walks took place on Saturday: 

April 17, 2014

Arlington, TX (April 17, 2014) -- The Rangers hosted their Autism Awareness Night last night where they provided discounted tickets to our community with a portion of each ticket coming back to Autism Speaks. Families were all seated together and quiet rooms were provided. 12-year-old Lukman Calhoun who is on the autism spectrum threw out the first pitch.

 

The following participating health plans will provide coverage for autism benefits in 2014: (Dark green depicts counties in which only some municpalities are covered.)

 

 

 

June 15, 2013

AUSTIN (June 15, 2013) -- Gov. Rick Perry has signed a bill expanding autism insurance benefits in Texas by eliminating any age caps for state-regulated health plans. In 2007, Perry signed legislation that made Texas just the third state nationally to enact autism insurance reform, then in 2009 signed another bill that raised the age cap from 5 to 9.

May 21, 2013

AUSTIN (May 20, 2013) -- The Texas House of Representatives approved and sent Gov. Rick Perry a bill that would eliminate age caps for receiving autism insurance benefits. Perry signed the 2007 bill that made Texas just the third state nationally to enact autism insurance reform, then a second bill in 2009 that raised the age cap from 5 to 9.

May 14, 2013

AUSTIN (May 14, 2013) -- The Texas House Insurance Committee approved 6-0 a bill that would eliminate the current age 10 cap for receiving autism insurance benefits. Already approved by the Senate, SB.1484 now heads to the House Calendars Committee to be scheduled for a final vote on the House floor.