Advocating for policies and programs in support of individuals and families with autism

Autism Speaks influences policy at the state and federal government levels. To do this, we work with Congress, the White House, state legislators, agencies, and regulators. 

Our advocacy protects the rights, services, and supports of people with autism. 

Learn more about our priorities.

Autism Speaks Policy Areas 

We work on a range of policy issues that address the needs of people with autism. 

  • Science and Research 
  • Healthcare and Insurance 
  • Housing and Related Supports 
  • Education 
  • Employment 
  • Other Services 
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Build relationships with your legislators, and help us advance policies that affect people with autism and their families.

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Support Autism CARES

The Autism CARES Act of 2019 (H.R.1058/S.427) is currently under consideration by the U.S. Senate. Without passage, parts of the existing law will expire on September 30. Ask your Senator to pass the Autism CARES Act of 2019 today!

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