Government Relations

Take 5 To Advocate

The following blog is by Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks' director of grassroots development.

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When The Money Runs Out

Jennifer Sheridan, or "Mom to Charlie," is our grassroots advocacy chair for Tennessee and helping to lead the fight in the Legislature for insurance coverage for medically necessary autism treatments. She explains why she is wo... More...

Tate Reeves and Videt Carmichael, Can You Be My Heroes?

Jasper Hood is the son of Quess Hood, a special education teacher from Ripley, Mississippi, who has led the charge for better autism insurance coverage in his state legislature. In this blog, he urges Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and ... More...

The Artistic Capabilities of People With Disabilities

Artwork by a talented group of young artists with disabilities from Washington, DC will go on display starting Thursday and running through March 20 at The Corcoran Community Gallery. Entitled "The Art of Movement," the show was... More...

My Personal Fight for Ava’s Law

This guest post is from Paul Silver, a 25-year-old self-advocate with Asperger Syndrome. Paul discusses Ava's Law, an autism insurance reform bill now before the Georgia Legislature. You can take action to help pass Ava's Law... More...

Paying Premiums For No Coverage

Jon Owen, the president of the Utah Autism Coalition, was asked whether he wanted his son Ben at age three to receive an autism diagnosis. You won't have insurance coverage here, ... More...

On the Road: Extraordinary Adventures

I wrote this post from the floor of the Atlanta airport, where I spent the better part of last Thursday night.  It wouldn’t be so bad, except that I spent the better part of the day stuck in the Nashville airport.  (Sidenote: ... More...

The Cost Of No Insurance: Your Home

Andrea Griggs of Murray, Utah is the mother of four children including two sons with autism. Even though Utah has the highest prevalence of autism in the nation (1 in 47), it remains one of only 16 states yet to require health insurers to... More...

On The Road: Targeting States

As Charlie Daniels would say, “The South’s Gonna Do It Again.”  Notwithstanding that my own home state of South Carolina was an early leader in autism insurance reform, several Southern states are still lacking insurance cov... More...

On the Road: High Gear for 2014

Approximately three dozen state legislatures go into session this month, so the Autism Speaks Advocacy Team is in high gear!  As such, it’s time to resume our “On the Road to Autism Insurance Reform” blog, to keep you up to ... More...

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