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Judith Ursitti Explains Need for Healthcare Reform

Judith Ursitti, our director of state government affairs and the mom of two kids on the spectrum, met with master’s students at Yale University’s Pierson College to talk about autism insurance reform. As a member of the government relations team, Judith has fought for autism insurance reform laws across the nation and last summer helped lead a sweep of the Northeast when New York and Rhode Island enacted new laws. Read about her visit to Yale here.

"As Autism Soars: No One Is Left Untouched"

The CDC’s new estimate of autism prevalence – 1 in 88 children in the United States – demands that we recognize autism as a public health emergency and national priority warranting immediate attention. For perspective, more children are affected by autism in this country than by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome – combined.

Autism in the News - 04.04.12

Ban highlights talents of autism community, reaffirms UN’s resolve to raise awareness (New York, N.Y.)
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today pledged the United Nations’ continued commitment to raising awareness on the challenges that people with autism face, while highlighting the many talents that are sometimes overlooked in people with the condition. Read more.

Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families at the Intrepid

It was a great morning aboard the iconic Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum on Saturday, March 31st as families came out for the Autism Speaks Salutes Military Families event. More than 200 guests joined us for this special event to kick off Autism Awareness Month and World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism in the News - 04.02.12

Autism Awareness Day spotlights discrimination (CBS News)
Today, April 2nd, is World Autism Awareness Day. The United Nations recognizes today to spread awareness on the developmental disability that affects tens of millions of people worldwide and according to the Secretary-General, to put an end to the discrimination many people with an autism spectrum disorder face daily. Read more.