Government Relations

1 in 88 Can't Wait: A Sibling Speaks Up

By Jesse Morris, whose is featured in our new campaign video "1 in 88 Can't Wait." Watch Jesse in our video and then read his blog about why, as a sibling, this year's election is important to him.

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'1 in 88 Can't Wait': Amy Gravino Explains Why

Amy Gravino, who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome as a young adolescent, is featured in our new election video, "1 in 88 Can't Wait." Watch the video and then read why Amy believes autism should be an unavoidable issue in the... More...

Military Families: Get 'Election Ready'

By Karen Driscoll, Autism Speaks' associate director for federal government affairs and military relations. She is a Marine Corps wife and mother of 3 (one with autism).

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Is Autism political? Should it be?

This post is by Shelley Hendrix, Autism Speaks director of grassroots advocacy

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Saving for Natalie's Future: Why ABLE Matters

A guest blog by Sara Hart Weir, vice president for advocacy & affiliate relations with the National Down Syndrome Society. NDSS, Autism Speaks and 50 other national disabilities organizations have united in their support for the ABLE Act w... More...

It Started Over a Pizza...

This post is by Judith Ursitti, Autism Speaks' director of state government relations.

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, ... More...

ACTIVATE. PARTICIPATE. VOTE. – 1 IN 88 CAN’T WAIT!

This post is by Shelley Hendrix, Director, Grassroots Advocacy for Autism Speaks

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ADA: Celebrating 22 Years

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The Federal Response to Autism: A Report From The IACC

The federal panel responsible for coordinating the nation’s autism policy – the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC) -- held its first meeting on July 10 sin... More...

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