Government Relations

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...

Hate-Filled Letter Stirs Old Memories

Autism Speaks Lorri Unumb, Vice President, State Government ... More...

Wandering & Autism: Tips from a National Expert

While a missing 12-year-old Michigan boy with autism was found safe on Wednesday, wandering continues to be a concern ... More...

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...

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