Government Relations

Does TRICARE Care?

Terri Barnes, a military wife and mom of three children, contributes a weekly blog to Stars  & Stripes entitled "Spouse Calls." This week she weighs in on the confusion military... More...

Autism Comes to Capitol Hill

Members of Congress and Americans with autism are getting to know each other a little better every day on Capitol Hill.

Through an innovative program launched four years ago by Rep. Gregg Harper (R-MS), interns with developmental ... More...

Fighting for Autism Insurance in the District of Columbia

Molly Whalen, a District of Columbia mom with two kids on the spectrum, recently testified in favor of legislation that for the first time would require autism coverage in health insurance plans sold in the District. The DC&nb... More...

The Medicaid Waiting Game: Parents Tell Their Stories

More than half of all children with autism are insured by Medicaid. Some states insure children with autism through Home and Community-Based Services Waivers -- special programs that waive certain Medicaid rules so that people with great needs... More...

Investments that Support the Autism Community

Guest post by Gailynn Gluth, founder and CEO of Wynsum Arts, a... More...

From Adversity to Advocacy to Change

This post appears in this month's issue of Exceptional Parent Magazine and highlights the work of military spouses Karen Driscoll (Marines), Rachel Kenyon (pictured below, Connecticut Army Nati... More...

The Affordable Care Act: An Autism Update

by Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Counsel and Advisor

As national health care moves closer to its 2014 launch date, Autism Speaks grows increasingly concerned that the federal government will not require universal coverage for auti... More...

An Autism Agenda for the Lame Duck Congress

by Stuart Spielman, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel... More...

A Grateful Nation

by Blair Hughes and Karen Driscoll. Hughes is the wife and full-time caregiver of a Wounded Warrior and mother to three children, one with autism; she serves as a Caregiver Fellow with The Elizabeth Dole Foundation.... More...

The Election Is Over. Now What?

by Shelley Hendrix, Director of Grassroots Development

The election is over. Now what?

90 days ago, we began the 1 in 88 Can’t Wait campaign. Since that time, about 12,000 more Americans have been diagnosed with a... More...

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