Government Relations

Adult Employment: A Year of Progress

This year's celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is marked by new progress at the state and federal levels to increase job opportunities tempered by sobering reminders of the disproportionately high unemployment t... More...

On the Road: Week 5

Lorri and her team at the Gr... More...

On the Road: Across the pond

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: You never know who you will meet

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...

Pitching In On Capitol Hill

Samantha Robbins, a student at Georgetown University Law Center, interned with the Autism Speaks federal relations team this summer in Washington.

When I look back to various internships I have had over the years, I never real... More...

Arkansas, Autism and the USAF

Jacob Barreiro, a photojournalist with the United States Air Force at Little Rock Air Force Base, recently profiled Master Sgt. Beth Jungk, who has been raising her  daughter, Morgan, 14, at the base while serving her country wi... More...

On the Road: Encouraging the Autism Champion in Us All

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 the second post from her "On The Road For Autis... More...

How to Advocate? Jump in Head First

In her second blog contribution, Michelle Todd, President of the University of Minnesota Autism Speaks U chapter, explains how she learned to advocate for government change with no prior experience.

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On the Road: Coalition Building in the South

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 first post on the "On The Road For Autism Re... More...

Putting The 'U' in Advocacy

Michelle Todd is President of the University of Minnesota Autism Speaks U chapter and has a 17-year-old brother on the autism spectrum. Last spring, she participated in a webinar covering Autism Speaks’ mission, including Advocacy. ... More...

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