Government Relations

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...

Vets Come to Aid of Military Families. Can You?

Ann Gibbons, known locally as Philip’s mom, is Autism Speaks’ Senior Regional Director for the Southeast. She writes us from her office in Washington, DC.

In October, I received an email from Stephen Niman at 11th ... More...

On the Road: Autism Insurance Game of Chance

The participants at last week’s “Autism Speaks to Washington” summit were almost as varied as the spectrum itself.  Moms and dads, academics, health care providers, lobbyists, policymakers, and a host of others who care abou... More...

A Force and a Family

This post is by Nakeishia Knox, a mom who attended the recent Autism Speaks to DC summit .

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Notes From The Hill

By Autism Speaks President Liz Feld: 

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On the Road: The Case of the Missing Minivan

I am a busy working mother.  I have 3 boys, the oldest of whom, Ryan, is severely affected by autism.  I suffer from working mother guilt. I always feel like I should be home more with Ryan or with my youngest son who is still in kinderg... More...

Learning Civics On The Job

For the past four years, young adults with developmental disabilities have enjoyed the opportunity to work on Capitol Hill as Congressional interns. The progra... More...

On the Road: OK, Sometimes Travel is Glamorous

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is her ongoing series "On The Road For Autism Reform."... More...

On the Road: “Please don’t forget about us.”

Lorri Unumb, vice president of state government affairs for Autism Speaks, travels the country advocating for families and individuals facing the challenges of autism. This is her ongoing series "On The Road For Autism Reform."... More...

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